Golden milk – known as a warming and healing turmeric chai latte. Unfortunately autumn often means flu season. This is the perfect drink to fight the flu as it contains many ingredients known to boost your immune system. Or it can be enjoyed as a warming drink after spending the day outdoors in the chilly autumn weather. This turmeric chai latte is lovely sweet and not too spicy, so it suits the whole family. At least I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.
When my toddler gets the flu, I try to avoid to give her medicines if I can and rather think of natural ways to make her feel better. And the same is true for myself, especially when being pregnant. This turmeric chai latte is the perfect natural and healthy way to treat a flu. The below listed spices included in the drink are known for their health benefits and how they can help prevent and relieve cold and flu symptoms.
- turmeric – antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying
- ginger – immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory
- cinnamon – antioxidant, anti-microbial, blood sugar balancing
- cardamom – antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
- vanilla – antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
Turmeric chai latte is a bit of a hit drink at the moment and you can see it on many blogs and on Pinterest for example. But I think it deserves the hype, because it’s healthy and delicious – so here is my family friendly version of a turmeric chai latte.
- 5 dl / 2 cups milk (vegan option like oat/almond/rice milk or regular milk)
- 1 tbsp honey or date syrup
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- ½ tsp fresh ginger (finely grated)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground cardamom
- ½ tsp real vanilla powder
- Add all ingredients in a pot and heat up slowly until boiling. Stir occasionally.
- Remove the cinnamon stick and let the drink cool down a little before serving. Pour through a sieve if you want a smooth drink without any ginger pieces.
- If you like, add some whipped milk and a sprinkle of vanilla powder or cinnamon on top.
Enjoy the turmeric chai latte!