Turmeric Latte (Golden Milk) Recipe
This is the perfect replacement for a coffee. So many nutritional benefits, click here
Milk – Your choice – coconut, almond, rice, dairy, oat etc
Turmeric/Cinnamon/Ginger mix – 1 teaspoon
Pinch of black pepper (helps absorption of the turmeric)
Honey or maple syrup to taste
Pour all of the ingredients into a small pan and heat over a medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
N.B. – Your turmeric, cinnamon and ginger mix can be kept in a jar in your pantry until you want to use it. Start off with 2 tablespoons of each spice into a jar and mix well. Then you can use a teaspoon of this mixture whenever you want to make a drink.
Turmeric is highly regarded in many Eastern cultures and is pivotal ingredient in Ayurveda medicine.
Turmeric has recently gathered momentum in popularity in western cultures, even though in the 13th century, it was introduced into Europe by Arab traders.
In Medieval England, turmeric was regarded as the ‘Indian saffron’.
The Major Health Benefits Of Turmeric
1. Brain health and memory
Turmeric improves the oxygen intake of the brain and improves its functionality by increasing the uptake of hormones such as serotonin and melanin.
2. Skin and Aging
The antibacterial properties contained within turmeric help to deal blemishes and acne as well as reducing redness and skin irritation.
3. Reduces inflammation and pain
According to research, curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric is a more powerful anti-inflammatory agent than most of the ‘high street’ pain killers.
Worldwide studies have shown that turmeric is as effective as Prozac in treating depression, without the side effects.
Turmeric lowers blood glucose levels and reduces insulin resistance. It acts as an antioxidant reducing the risk of plaque build up in arteries.
By boosting antioxidant levels and your body’s immune system, it’s been known to stop cancer cell growth. Turmeric improves the mitochondrial function at a cellular level.
Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, it is great for dealing with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
Ahh yes, Happy Valentines Day.
As long as I can remember they’ve always seems to be about roses, chocolates and spending time with your loved one.
Hmm, I’m into being grateful and appreciative for my husband every day of the year, rather than just on one day, but hey that’s just me.
Anyway, if you’re looking to give, share or just eat some amazing healthy chocolates on your own. Then I’ve got the perfect recipe for you.
Chocolate Caramel Cups
Ingredients - Caramel Filling
1 cup of cashews (soaked for a 2 hrs)
1/4 cup medjool dates (soaked)
1 tbs tahini
1/2 cup of liquified coconut oil
1/4 cup of water saved from the soaked dates
Ingredients – Chocolate
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup coconut oil
Maple syrup or coconut syrup to taste (dependant on how sweet you like your chocolate)
Pinch of salt
1. Blitz all the caramel filling ingredients together in a Nutribullet, blender or food processor
2. Divide the mixture out into your paper cases placed on a baking tray
3. Stick the tray in the freezer allowing the caramel mixture to set
4. Add all the chocolate ingredients into a small pan and hit gradually on the stove, stirring the mixture occassionally.
5. Remove the baking tray from the freezer
6. Top the chocolate mixture on top of the caramel mixure
7. Swirl the mixture together if you like, or you can just leave it in 2 layers
8. Place back in the freezer to set
9. Remove from the freezer just before serving