How To Make Anti-Inflammatory & Mood-Calming Golden Turmeric Latte
I start my mornings with a warm cuppa loaded Golden Turmeric Latte.
It’s rich, creamy, frothy, foamy, and satisfyingly tasty.
- Gut healing
Here’s what you’ll need to make it at home:
- 2 cups of boiled filtered water
- 2 Yogi Tea bags (I like mixing the Healthy Skin Vanilla Cinnamon with the Classic India Spice.)
- 1-2 tbsp of unsalted grass-fed butter or ghee (I use Kerrigold)
- 1 scoop (12 g.) of grass-fed collagen protein powder (I use Bulletproof Collagen Protein)
- 1 tbsp of MCT Oil (I use Bulletproof Brain Octane)
- x3 750 mg. capsules of organic ground turmeric powder (NOTE: make sure it has black pepper extract in it, as this helps the body better absorb the healing properties of turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin. You can also just add a pinch of organic black pepper to it.)
- 1 heaped tbsp of raw organic maca powder
- 1/2 tsp of organic powdered cinnamon
- 1 or 2 packets of organic stevia powder (sweeten to taste)
- Kettle or water heater
- Blender (I use a Vitamix)
- Pot or glass jar to place tea and water
- Boil water and place the two tea bags in the 2 cups of water, allow it to steep for about 7 minutes or more.
- In the blender, place the butter or ghee, collagen protein, MCT oil, turmeric powder, maca powder, cinnamon, and stevia
- Pour tea into blender and blend for about 10 seconds
- Pour the frothy, creamy goodness into your favorite mug and enjoy!
Watch the video for a step-by-step demo:
Why this beverage is so healing, balancing, and nourishing:
As mentioned, this Golden Turmeric Latte is extremely healing and nourishing because it is:
- Anti-inflammatory – thanks to the curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric), collagen, cinnamon, butter, and MCT oil
- Gut healing – Thanks to the collagen protein, turmeric, and grass-fed butter/ghee
- Boosts immunity – Because it’s rich in antioxidants like the ones found in turmeric and cinnamon.
- Hydrating – Because it contains no caffeine
- Regulates blood sugar – Thanks to the cinnamon
- Mood-stabilizing – Thanks to the maca
- Hormone-balancing – Thanks to the maca and butter/ghee
- Fertility-friendly – Thanks to the maca
The Power Players
- This cousin to the ginger root contains Curcumin, its active compound.
- Curcumin has been found to be a powerful anti-inflammatory compound 
- Curcumin has also been found to be an anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal 
- Prolonged curcumin use also may protect your brain. Some research suggests that its neuroprotective properties include cognitive improvement/enhancement and ‘neurogenesis’ (growth and development of neurons) 
- Powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals, thereby promoting cell health. 
- Taken daily, it improves digestion: reduces gas and bloating, stimulates the gallbladder, and decreases inflammation of digestive tract. 
- Improves blood flow/good circulation and prevents blood clots. 
- Heart health – protects from cardiovascular diseases. 
- Anti-aging and appears to protect from age-related diseases. 
- Cancer-fighting – studies indicate it can prevent cancer proliferation (growth) as well as inhibit its development and metastasis. 
- Curcumin is poorly absorbed in the body but by adding a pinch of black pepper absorption can increase by 2000% because of piperine, the molecule responsible for giving pepper it’s strong smell. 
- The recommended dose for adults is about 1 teaspoon/day, unless you have gallbladder issues, in which case consult your doctor.
- MCT (medium-chain-triglyceride) oil is a type of clean fat that is more concentrated than regular coconut oil.
- MCT oil can reduce your appetite and cravings, helping you feel more satiated and full. 
- MCT oil has been shown to aid in body fat loss. 
- MCT oil has anti-inflammatory properties and studies show it might be useful in the treatment of inflammatory bowel conditions, thus also being gut-healing. 
- MCT oil may also be gut-healing because it’s been shown to improve digestion further by increasing performance, digestibility, and also improving bacterial gut health in some animal studies. 
- MCT oil can also be considered a source of ‘brain fuel‘ because it has been shown to improve memory and cognition. This may be particularly helpful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s. 
- Is a natural antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral agent. 
Grass-fed butter and/or ghee:
Even though in the past butter has been made the villain of the health tale, it is making a comeback and for good reason. Quality, grass-fed butter and ghee offer a wide range of health benefits…
- It’s anti-inflammatory because it is rich in butyric acid, which decreases inflammation. In fact, butyric acid has been shown to decrease inflammation in patients with IBS  and Crohn’s disease .
- Butter is rich in MCT’s oil! Who knew? This means that it helps provide a boost of energy while suppressing appetite just like we saw in the section above. 
- It’s got loads of Vitamins D, A, and K, which have been shown to remove plaque and build up in your arteries as well as helps the body utilize calcium optimally. 
- It’s high in quality saturated fat, which has been shown to aid in hormone regulation, optimal cellular function,  and also helps raise the ‘good’ kind of cholesterol, HDL. 
- Is the ‘glue’ that holds much of our body together, like our joints and tendons. Collagen is what makes our skin strong and elastic. Collagen protein is comprised of a full array of amino acids, the ‘building blocks of life.’
- It helps strengthen hair, skin, and nails. 
- It can help reverse hair loss in some cases. 
- It’s anti-inflammatory and helps relieve joint pain and arthritis. 
- Helps heal the gut by repairing the intestinal lining and has even been shown to help in the treatment of several inflammatory bowel conditions. 
- May help aid weight loss. 
- Maca is a plant grown in Peru in the high altitudes of the Andes mountains and has been used medicinally and as a staple crop for at least 3000 years. 
- It’s comprised of 18% protein and 76% carbs and contains over 20 amino acids, 8 of which are essential. It also contains generous amounts of fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals such as calcium, potassium, sodium, selenium, and zinc to name a few. 
- It’s an antioxidant. 
- Can improve sexual function in women. One study found maca to be effective in regulating female sexual dysfunction related to taking commonly prescribed anti-depressants. 
- It’s a brain protector – according to some animal studies maca displays neuroprotective qualities that may improve overall brain power 
- Thanks to its fatty acids, maca root may help mood balance and according to animal studies may also prove effective in treating stress, anxiety, and depression.  
- It’s a fertility booster – animal test results seem promising when it comes to maca’s ability to boost hormones associated with fertility, especially in female subjects. 
- Because it promotes hormone balance and is great for the endocrine system, maca can help with PMS symptoms and menopause symptoms.  
- Ladies tell your gents: maca upgrades sperm by improving production and motility. 
- Also for the guys: maca can improve your sexual behavior and promote prostate health according to animal studies.  
- It’s an energy booster!  It’s not only antioxidant, according to testing on rats it may help the body produce more antioxidants, like glutathione, naturally. This could be good for preventing and treating some chronic diseases. 
- Recommended daily doses vary, but the average is between 1g. – 5g. daily.
- It’s packed with antioxidants so it helps you fight disease – in a study of the 26 most widely known herbs and spices, cinnamon came in at #1 for most protective antioxidant power. 
- It’s anti-inflammatory because it lowers swelling and inflammation and can be used to treat symtpoms like PMS.  
- Boosts the immune system. 
- Can lower cholesterol. 
- Promotes heart health. 
- Helps balance blood sugar, and has even been used in the treatment of diabetes. 
- May help prevent cancer/tumor growth.  
- Boosts brain function. 
- It’s antibacterial, antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal. 
And there you have it – tons of benefits and reasons why you should give this Golden Turmeric Latte a try asap 🙂
Be confident that with each sip, you’re nourshing every cell in your body.
When the body functions optimally, when your gut is strong and healthy, and when inflammation is cooled in the body it is much, much easier to manage stress and anxiety.
It’s also much easier to optimize your energy levels and ensure your mind is functioning at top capacity so you can perform at your best no matter what life throws your way.
Try it and let me know how you get on.