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Tumeric Latte

Turmeric Latte (Golden Milk) Recipe

This is the perfect replacement for a coffee. So many nutritional benefits, click here 

Tumeric LatteIngredients

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.

Wonders Of Tumeric

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.

4.    Depression

Worldwide studies have shown that turmeric is as effective as Prozac in treating depression, without the side effects.

5.    Diabetes

Turmeric lowers blood glucose levels and reduces insulin resistance. It acts as an antioxidant reducing the risk of plaque build up in arteries.

6.    Cancer

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.

7.    Anti-Inflammatory

Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, it is great for dealing with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

Happy Chocolate Day

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.

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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

Cinnamon

Method

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

10. ENJOY :)


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