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Iced Golden Milk Latte

Published July 31, 2019
Kate Sullivan

Written By: Kate Sullivan, MS

Kate holds a MS in Business Psychology and is currently a PHD researcher in Well-Being and Performance Psychology.

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<article itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Recipe"> <section itemprop="description"> <p>An iced latte might be a refreshing afternoon treat, but many café specialties are loaded with sneaky sugars. Why not turbocharge your energy levels in a nutritious way instead? Boost your general health with this tasty, easy spiced golden milk latte, full of <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/turmeric-10-benefits-you-wont-want-to-miss-out-on" rel="noreferrer">anti-inflammatory turmeric</a>! Our dairy-free version whips up in mere minutes—faster than waiting in line at the coffee shop!</p> </section> <section> <header>What Are the Benefits of Golden Milk? </header> <p>Named for its bold yellow hue, which comes from the potent spice turmeric, golden milk is worth its weight in gold when it comes to your health!</p> <p>This rich drink is based on ancient Indian recipes that harnessed the power of Ayurvedic healing to improve overall wellness. Typically made by steeping turmeric in milk (or a dairy-free alternative like almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk), the modern golden milk latte packs a huge punch of antioxidants. Some recipes boost the nutrition—and flavor—even more by adding spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger to the mix. Others include rooibos or black tea for a more chai latte-like experience.</p> <p>Regardless of your recipe, golden milk is great for you! That’s because turmeric and other key spices in this drink contain lots of antioxidants, like curcumin, that have scientifically proven health benefits.</p> <div class="sub-head">Reduce Inflammation</div> <p>One of golden milk’s most immediate benefits is its ability to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665023/" rel="noreferrer">fight inflammation</a>. From gut issues to joint pain, the powerful antioxidants in this tasty drink combat all kinds of inflammation. And <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/the-best-supplements-to-fight-inflammation" rel="noreferrer">less inflammation</a> means a more comfortable life, with better overall health.</p> <div class="sub-head">Ease Joint Pain</div> <p>Beyond the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric that reduce the causes of joint pain, like arthritis, this wonder spice may also reduce the pain itself. Studies show that curcumin supplements can help <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22407780" rel="noreferrer">reduce arthritis pain</a> by a substantial degree. Meanwhile, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/turmeric-and-ginger-powerful-pain-fighting-duo/" rel="noreferrer">combining turmeric with ginger</a> can fight pain nearly as well as over-the-counter medications!</p> <div class="sub-head">Improve Mood</div> <p>Turmeric may have a powerful effect on mood. It seems to help ease <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23832433" rel="noreferrer">symptoms of depression</a> and may have a range of other mental benefits, though more research is needed. </p> <div class="sub-head">Slow Signs of Aging</div> <p>Studies show that curcumin, the compound that gives turmeric its bright yellow color, may help <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29679204" rel="noreferrer">prevent cognitive degeneration</a> and improve memory. The unique antioxidants in cinnamon and ginger, which are also often used in golden milk, also help protect your brain against age-related decline. Plus, antioxidants such as curcumin can help <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27213821" rel="noreferrer">reduce other signs of aging</a>, like wrinkles and sagging skin.</p> <div class="sub-head">Protect Against Cancer</div> <p>Golden milk may even help prevent cancer! Turmeric seems to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18462866" rel="noreferrer">attack cancer cells</a> and improve immune response in T-cells. Meanwhile, ginger and cinnamon both appear to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24552266" rel="noreferrer">prevent cancer cells from spreading</a>.</p> </section> <section> <header>Does a Turmeric Latte Have Caffeine?</header> <p>Most turmeric lattes that you get at a café are caffeine-free. They simply use spices steeped in milk or dairy-free alternatives to create a warming, delicious drink. However, some may add tea to the mix, which means a small amount of caffeine will be present.</p> <p>By making your own golden milk latte at home, you can control exactly what goes in your drink! Don’t want caffeine? Choose a rooibos tea that’s naturally a little sweet but completely caffeine- and carb-free as your base. Need an extra boost? Reach for a chai-spice blend made with black tea for a gentle jolt of caffeine. Watching your carbs? Leave out the honey often used to sweeten turmeric lattes and instead add a dash of stevia or monk fruit sweetener.</p> <p>You can also make a super-simple, super-healthy turmeric latte. Just take ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, and other spice rack essentials and whisk them into a plant-based milk like coconut or almond milk for a dairy-free, caffeine-free treat.</p> </section> <section> <header>Does Golden Milk Help with Weight Loss?</header> <p>Unlike other coffee shop temptations that may contain hundreds of calories and tons of hidden carbs, turmeric lattes may actually help you lose weight! That’s because turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger all help rev up your metabolism, burning more fat. Moreover, the healthy fats in full-fat milk or vegan alternatives like coconut milk can help you get into ketosis, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/will-i-lose-weight-on-keto/" rel="noreferrer">burning more fat for fuel</a> and helping you achieve your weight loss goals.</p> <p>Golden milk may also help control your <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19930003" rel="noreferrer">blood sugar levels</a>, balancing your energy and helping your body perform at its best—reducing your risk of diabetes.</p> <p>All in all, it’s clear that turmeric is a spice superstar! And as part of a balanced diet, enjoying a golden milk latte may be a great, tasty route to improved health.</p> </section> <hr class="divider-15 divider-thick mx-auto"> <section class="recipe"> <header itemprop="name">Iced Golden Milk Latte</header> <div class="prep"> <p>Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 1</p> </div> <div class="sub-head">Ingredients:</div> <ul class="ingredients no-bullet"> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1 bag Numi Turmeric Chai Tea</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">8 ounces water</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">2 ounces full-fat coconut milk</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">3 drops liquid stevia</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">Ice</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">Ground cinnamon (optional)</li> </ul> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium"> <div class="sub-head">Instructions:</div> <ol itemprop="recipeInstructions"> <li>In a saucepan over high heat, bring water to a boil. </li> <li>Remove from heat, add tea bag, and steep for 10 minutes. </li> <li>Remove the tea bag and allow tea to cool completely.</li> <li>Fill a glass halfway with ice and pour in the tea. </li> <li>Add coconut milk and stevia, stir well, and top with ground cinnamon if desired. </li> </ol> </section> </article>
Nutrition Facts

Serves 1


Calories

145


Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

13.5g

Sodium

15mg

Carbohydrate

7.6g

Sugar

1.9g

Dietary Fiber

1.4g

Protein

1.3g


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serves 1


Calories

145


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

13.5g

Sodium

15mg

Carbohydrate

7.6g

Sugar

1.9g

Dietary Fiber

1.4g

Protein

1.3g

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