If you’re finding it challenging to balance everything right now, know that it’s OK to make things work the best you can -- it doesn’t have to be perfect! Things are in flux for everyone these days during the COVID-19 crisis. What’s important is that we learn to adapt.
What better way to adapt in the midst of the current flu pandemic than to add some immunity-boosting ingredients to your everyday routine? And, while you’re at it, why not make it irresistibly delicious?
Below, find the boost your body needs now: a homemade golden milk latte.
It’s low carb, ridiculously scrumptious, and cell-revitalizing. With all the free time on your hands these days, now’s the perfect time to try it out!
Low Carb Immunity Boost Golden Latte
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp turmeric
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp coconut oil
- ⅛ tsp ground ginger
- Dash of ground cardamom
- Dash of ground black pepper
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together almond milk, turmeric, cinnamon, coconut oil, ginger, cardamom, and pepper. Remove the mixture from heat just before it starts to boil.
- Pour hot mixture into two mugs.
- Use a milk frother to create a foam layer on top of each latte.
- Sprinkle any additional turmeric or ginger on top.
*To froth the milk without a frother:
Pour the milk into a large jar with a lid. Fill no more than ⅓ of the jar. Screw the lid on tightly, and shake the jar vigorously until the milk is frothy and has roughly doubled in volume.
This should take about 30-60 seconds. Remove the lid and microwave the milk, uncovered, for 30 seconds. The foamy milk will rise to the top, and the heat from the microwave will stabilize it.
If you see that the foam is starting to overflow, stop the microwave, let the foam settle, and then restart to finish the 30 seconds. Stop again, if necessary, to allow the foam to settle.
The Immunity Boosters
The turmeric and ginger are key here.
Turmeric has been boosting immune systems all over the world for centuries. It's also the "golden" part of every golden latte.
Golden milk is a traditional Indian drink that, in its simplest form, is a blend of hot milk and ground turmeric. The spice has major anti-inflammatory properties and has been suggested to work in cold and flu prevention measures.
Likewise, ginger is commonly used to help digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and common cold.
Take a breather, calm your mind, and enjoy your health boost. 💛