Golden Milk Latte
While a golden milk latte may sound a lot like the next health craze, “golden milk” (or turmeric tea) has been around for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. Though they can be found in cafés, golden milk lattes are a cinch to make at home with mostly pantry ingredients. With anti-inflammatory turmeric and antimicrobial ginger and cinnamon, this tasty drink is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly night. Measurements can be adjusted for preference and spice combinations modified as desired. The basics: 1 tablespoon chopped or grated turmeric (substitute ground turmeric) 1/2 tablespoon grated ginger (substitute ground ginger) 1.5 cups non-dairy milk (such as oat milk, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk) 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon (substitute cinnamon stick) 1 tablespoon sweetener (honey, agave, maple syrup, stevia) Vanilla, black pepper, cardamom (optional) Coconut oil (optional) Put all ingredients in a small saucepan and gently warm for 10-15 minutes. Once warmed throughout, strain into a mug. Add vanilla, black pepper, cardamom, or coconut oil to taste.