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Golden Milk (Turmeric Latte)

Serves 1 Joyful Person

Over the last year I have been exploring the wonder that is Ayurveda (a several thousand year old holistic approach to wellbeing, literally translated as ‘life knowledge’). Whilst I would need a whole new blog to share with you this fascinating subject, I will instead start by introducing you to this fabulous drink that is now the cup of sunshine that starts my day. It comes from a book by Jasmine Hemsley who has compiled a collection of Ayurvedic recipes from the east that are easily ‘digested’ by us westerners and she clearly has many more years experience in this area that I do.

Anyway, this gorgeous ‘hug in a mug’ of a drink is sweet, spicy, fragrant and comforting whilst also invigorating. It improves digestion and contains the healing combination that is turmeric with black pepper. Give it a go – you’ll be hooked!

What you need…

250ml almond milk

60ml water

3 cardamom pods, cracked

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated (don’t bother peeling first)

½ tablespoon jaggery (natural cane sugar ) grated

What to do…

Put all the ingredients except the jaggery into a small saucepan and gently simmer for 10-15 minutes. Stir through the jaggery and adjust the sweetness to taste.

Strain and serve this warming liquid sunshine and…..relax.

Inspired by…

Jasmine Hemsley, East by West

How easy…

An absolute doddle but you do need a little time (but it’s so worth it!)