A handmade mug filled to the brim with steaming “golden milk” is my preferred way to fight fatigue in the morning or decompress at night, based entirely on the concoction of versatile herbs I choose to add. Turmeric lattes are spicy, not too sweet, with a melody of Ayurvedic flavors designed to nourish your body and mind. This immune-boosting remedy works its subtle magic by reducing inflammation, easing digestion, and enhancing cognitive performance. Its vibrant pigment, soft chamomile fragrance, and smooth, creamy texture will have you abandoning your coffee in no time.
- 1/2 cup organic chamomile tea, steeped (especially for nighttime)
- 1 cup fresh nut milk (recipe here)
- 1/2 tablespoons organic, unrefined coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons organic ground turmeric
- 1/8 teaspoon organic ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon organic ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon organic ground cardamom
- Optional: manuka honey to taste (a known prebiotic)
Fresh Cashew Milk:
- 1/2 cup raw organic cashews
- 1 cup filtered water
Soak the cashews in a mason jar filled with water for at least one hour. Drain and rinse the cashews, discarding the old water. Blend the soaked nuts with 1 cup fresh filtered water in a Nutribullet or other nutrient extractor. Use a nut milk bag to collect the milk.
Blend the tea, collected milk, oil, and spices until fully incorporated.
Pour the mixture into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring continuously so as not to burn the cashew milk.
Photography/Styling by Agnieszka Kazmierczak