Turmeric Latte – a.k.a. Golden Milk

Turmeric Latte – a.k.a. Golden Milk

DID YOU KNOW? There are over 12,500 peer-reviewed articles published on the benefits of turmeric, in particular one of its powerful compounds, curcumin.

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant – making it great for both weight loss and IBS.

Unfortunately, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high, so if you want to experience the full effects of this powerful compound, you need to take a supplement that contains high amounts of curcumin.

In addition, curcumin is poorly absorbed during digestion, so many different supplement formulations have been created to improve its bioavailability. Want to learn more about effective curcumin supplements? Send me a message and I’ll help guide you. 

Consuming curcumin with certain fats and/or black pepper may help to increase absorption.

I used coconut milk (a healthy fat) and added black pepper to this Turmeric Latte, so you can get the most out of your golden milk!

Turmeric Latte

INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 tsp honey or coconut sugar
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground ceylon cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground ginger
dash of black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Add all ingredients into a small saucepan and heat on the stove. Whisk to combine ingredients. You can also add heated ingredients into a blender to combine.

2. Pour into a mug and enjoy!

Fried Eggs on Vegetable “Rice” (Keto, Paleo)

Fried Eggs on Vegetable “Rice” (Keto, Paleo)

When I started a gluten and grain free diet, fried eggs just weren’t the same because I missed soaking up runny yolks with bread.

Not only are egg yolks super yummy, but the yolk is also the most nutritious part of an egg – and some would argue that the yolk is what makes the egg one of the most nutrient-dense foods out there. 

So, me needing runny egg yolks in my life has lead to this delightful egg breakfast that soaks up the yolk just like bread, BUT way healthier!

For this recipe I used leftover Vegetable “Rice” that I made earlier in the week, which meant breakfast was served within 5-minutes since all I had to do was fry some eggs.

Give this nutrient-packed, low-carb breakfast a try. You won’t be disappointed – and you definitely won’t miss bread. You’ll get all the satisfaction you need from Vegetable “Rice” soaked in egg yolks!

TIP: Look for free-range eggs in your grocery store. Free range hens are allowed to roam, wander, perch and have a good quality of life, which makes a difference in the quality of their eggs. Free-range eggs are a much better option to ensure food safety & a high nutrient profile, and support ethical farming practices.

Fried Eggs on Vegetable “Rice”

INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)
2-3 pastured eggs
1 cup Vegetable “Rice”
1 tbsp avocado oil
1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
Salt & pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. If using leftover Vegetable “Rice”, remove from fridge and warm it up on the stove. You can also serve the vegetable rice cold or at room temperature, it doesn’t need to be heated.

2. If preparing the Vegetable “Rice” from scratch, then follow the recipe here.

3. Once the Vegetable “Rice” is ready, fry eggs in avocado oil and sprinkle with turmeric, parsley, salt and pepper while cooking. I suggest cooking the eggs sunny side up.

4. Place Vegetable “Rice” on a plate and top with fried eggs.

5. My favourite part … let those golden yolks run into the Vegetable “Rice” and enjoy!

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