One of our favourite new ways to enjoy almond milk from 2016 was the golden latte – and we’re not alone! According to Google metrics, “golden milk” was one of the most searched food trends of the year. In fact, golden lattes are now on par with matcha in terms of popularity.
The hot new café craze is actually an age-old Indian medicinal drink that combines turmeric, cinnamon, ginger root, raw honey, black pepper and almond milk in a delicious, warming concoction.
Here are four reasons we’re still drinking loving golden lattes:
- Turmeric contains loads of medicinal properties
Curcumin, the compound found in turmeric, not only turns our lattes golden but it has multiple health benefits thanks to its high concentration of antioxidants and phytonutrients. It can help keep your brain healthy, relieve stomach pain and reduce cholesterol.
- It’s a delicious substitute if you’re trying to cut back on coffee
If you’re trying to cut down on your caffeine intake this year, why not try a golden latte this week? They taste great and soothe the mind and body!
- They’re great for your skin
Ginger, turmeric and cinnamon all boast anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce redness and irritation. Bring on glowing skin!
- They’re easy to make at home!
Your golden latte doesn’t have to cost you a fortune at the latest hole-in-the-wall hipster café. We have a simple and refreshing recipe here that you can follow at home! It’s ok, you can thank us later.