This easy paleo golden milk latte recipe is the perfect cozy fall drink, and is loaded with anti-inflammatory warming ingredients like turmeric and cinnamon. It’s also dairy free, and is also helpful for those nights when you just can’t seem to fall asleep.
Golden Milk Lattes and Restless Nights
I’ll be the first to admit that I am usually behind on the wellness trends. Something really cool and popular hits the scene, fizzles out, and then I pick up on it like a year later. I mean I can tell you when Siete comes out with a new paleo tortilla I’m all over it, but wellness trends not so much.
Paleo Golden Milk Lattes are something I was aware of, but never really paid attention to. I am aware of the health benefits of turmeric, but never really found the idea of drinking it to be very appealing.
Then I started having trouble sleeping through the night. Anxiety will do that to you.
I did everything I could think of, searching the interwebs for anything and everything that could help me just freaking sleep. It was then I stumbled upon golden milk lattes for sleep and it caught my attention. A mixture of ingredients play different roles in helping regulate some of the functions within the body that help you not only wind down for sleep, but the process that run while your sleeping. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, but I also add some type of fat to keep blood sugar levels stable through the night. Do you find yourself waking up between 3am and 4am every morning? Unstable blood sugar levels could be your culprit.
Paleo Golden Milk Latte Recipe
I love making this golden milk latte nightly before bed. I think just the act of putting it together is calming. Even if its the only calm part of the day.
You can really use any milk you want as the base. I usually use Pacific Foods Hemp Milk because I like the slightly nutty flavor of hemp milk. I’ve also used coconut milk as well and it comes out a lot creamier. You can also grab my recipe for homemade almond milk and make your own!
The black pepper is also necessary for the turmeric absorption.
My favorite part is adding some type of fat, usually almond butter. I use the Raw Creamy Almond Butter from Trader Joe’s because it mixes perfectly. You can also add a 1/4 teaspoon of honey, as honey can also assist with melatonin production. Melatonin is the hormone that works to regulate sleep cycles. Turmeric and honey is also a powerful dream team for a number of things including digestive issues, acne and more. I add honey occasionally, but it tastes great without it. If you want to keep it Whole 30 friendly, omit the honey. This turmeric latte is perfect with or without the honey.
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp ground or fresh ginger
- 1/2 tbsp ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Trader Joe's Creamy Raw Almond Butter
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 2 cups nut milk
- Start out by placing a small saucepan on the stove on medium heat.
- Add in the milk and remaining ingredients, and stir well.
- Let the milk cook until it is slightly steaming, but not boiling hot.
- Using a milk frother (or blender) froth the golden milk latte until it reaches desired froth level.
- Pour into a mug, and top with cinnamon. Serve immediately.