Anti Inflammatory Golden Milk Latte

Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Latte

I love whipping up a batch of this super simple, super delicious {Anti Inflammatory Golden Milk Latte} and sipping it right before bed, because I know that when I wake up I won’t be tired, foggy, achy or bloated!

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Ever since I entered the world of sports medicine years ago I knew that inflammation could either be a very good thing or a very bad thing. In one situation, say you hurt strain a muscle or sprain a ligament in your knee… ACUTE {or good} inflammation is present to bring more blood to the injured area, remove toxic or dead cells and to create the best environment for healing the area. Yet in another situation, say you have constantly been putting highly processed foods and added sugars into your body for the past 20+ years, your stress levels are through the roof and the thought of exercise makes you cringe… allow me to introduce you to CHRONIC {or bad} inflammation. Chronic inflammation is when the {usually short-lived} acute inflammatory response ceases to end and becomes a constant in your body. This is when your own tissue starts to attack itself and is exactly what problems such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, arthritis and many other chronic illnesses stem from. 

Who knew that so many illnesses diseases could stem from the foods that we are putting into our bodies on a daily basis? Not me! Until about 3.5 years ago, I had no idea how big of an impact diet/inflammation had on overall health and wellbeing, but trust me… since then my eyes have been opened wider than ever and I can see right through the packaged lies that companies somehow find a way to market as {healthy}.

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But I have good news for you! Did you know that the common household spice turmeric has been shown to be a powerful anti-inflammatory? This beautiful spice that is known for giving curry it’s yellow-ish color is considered to have medicinal properties, largely based on the fact that it contains a very important compound called curcumin, which just so happens to be the main active ingredient in turmeric. Curcumin has been found to be a powerful agent in decreasing symptoms of illnesses directly related to inflammation such as arthritis, ulcerative colitis, IBS and many other autoimmune diseases. Studies have also found curcumin to have anticancer effects on specific types of cancer and to be a natural cholesterol and blood sugar regulator.

And while I now consider myself extremely cognizant and particular about the foods/drinks that I allow into my body, I’m also the first to admit that I go off track every once in awhile. First off because I love to have a glass of wine or a good brew every once in awhile, second off because I love super dark chocolate {and although high in antioxidants, I admittedly consume it in excess amounts on occasion} + third off because I’m now in my 3rd year of dating the biggest foodie I know and sometimes I just can’t turn down a bite of his dinner. But I’m ok with that because I’m FINALLY at a point in my life where I'm able to have just one bite of something + I don’t feel the gravitational pull towards the dessert table at any/every event {like I used to}.

It's the days that I find myself a little {off track} that I most enjoy whipping up a batch of this super simple, super delicious {Anti Inflammatory Golden Milk Latte} and sipping it right before bed, because I know that when I wake up I won’t be tired, foggy, achy or bloated and I know that I’ve given my body a bit of extra immune system defense after exposing it to some maybe not-so-clean ingredients.


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{Printable Recipe}


·       2C. Almond or Coconut Milk {unsweetened}

·       1Tsp. Turmeric

·       1Tsp. Cinnamon

·       1Tsp. Ginger {freshly grated or ground}

·       1Tsp. Maple Syrup or Raw Honey {optional}


1.     Heat milk in small sauce pan over medium heat

2.     After 1-2 minutes, add the remaining ingredients and whisk together until well combined

3.     Heat for another 1-2 minutes {or until just before boiling}

4.     Enjoy!


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*Please note: I am not a physician, nor do I claim to be and all opinions shared are my own. Please consult your physician before making any changes to your health regimen.