AVOID SWEET SNACKS, HAVE A CUP OF GOLDEN MILK INSTEAD

During this health emergency we are asked to work from home and limit unnecessary travels. This means spending most of our time indoors –which isn’t too bad, really, but it can be a bit monotonous and it may lead to over-eating or consumption of unhealthy (sugary) snacks in between meals.

One little trick I use with my clients to avoid them snacking too often is recommending them to drinking plenty of fluids on an empty stomach. A pleasurable way to increase water consumption are teas and other hot drinks.

I love herbal teas and chicory coffee, but nothing makes me happier than a cup of hot Golden Milk.

Golden Milk AKA Turmeric Latte is a delicious hot drink that you can have after a meal, instead of your dessert, or when you fancy something spicy and warming (that is not food).

This drink comes from the Ayurvedic tradition and it is packed with powerful ingredients which can help you improving your general health. In fact, it has been seen that things like turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and ghee are high in anti-inflammatory and antioxidants compounds, plus they can balance your glucose-level and improve immunity –who doesn’t want to have a strong immune system right now?!

Making Turmeric Latte is very easy and it only takes 15 minutes top.


INGREDIENTS:

1 cup milk (regular or vegan milk, I used oat milk)

½ cup water

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

¼ teaspoon fresh grated ginger

¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder

½ teaspoon liquorice root (dried, chopped)

Pinch black pepper

½ teaspoon ghee

(optional) ½ teaspoon honey or date syrup


DIRECTIONS:

1. Place the spices in a small pan and whisk while pouring the milk and water.

2. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer.

3. Add the ghee and honey/syrup and stir until smooth, let it simmer for 8-10 minutes.

4. Strain and serve.

(you can keep the leftover drink in the fridge for one or two days and reheat it)

Words by Giulia Rocca, NT

Product Trainer and Brand Ambassador at Fushi