What’s the deal with turmeric?
I know you’ve heard of it and probably seen beautiful golden milk lattes on your Instagram feed, but what’s the big deal?
I recently connected with Saara from GoldynGlow and she gave me the inside scoop of what all the chatter is about!
One of the biggest benefits to turmeric is that it is naturally anti-inflammatory. Now in “normal people terms” what does that mean? The body’s natural response to injury/something being wrong is inflammation and chronic inflammation can go unnoticed for quite sometime. It is best to try and incorporate anti-inflammatory foods because of this and let our bodies relax as much as they can. Turmeric also provides a boost in immunity (hello flu season) and is a natural detoxifier.
Saara was so gracious to let me try her GoldynGlow powders and try to make my own golden milk lattes!
Here’s my recipe:
- 1 tsp of GoldynGlow (I used “Happy” with cacao)
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- 1 cup of vanilla almond milk
- A lot of cinnamon
- 1 stevia packet
- A pinch of black pepper
*To activate the turmeric and give you all the yummy benefits
- Warm milk on the stove
- Slowly add GoldynGlow, cinnamon and stevia. Wisk.
- Add a pinch of black pepper and serve!
I made the mistake of adding 1 Tbsp of the powder in my first attempt. It was WAY too much. It definitely wasn’t sweet enough and just tasted like a cup full of spices…no good. So be careful about adding too much.
Because of my cortisol levels and adrenal fatigue, mentioned here, I am *trying to* reduce my caffeine intake to see if that helps in any way. Turmeric lattes are going to help me on that journey. I think I’m just slightly addicted to just the feeling of a warm drink in the morning, so this will be a great substitute to coffee.
Let me know if you’re into turmeric drinks or have any other fav coffee substitutes in the comments.