Here’s a great way to show your body some love and nourish the tissues: Golden Chai Latte. It can take you out of your head and back to your center. Every sip will feed your body and ground your mind!
This recipe calls for milk (if you drink dairy) or any kind of non-dairy mylk. (yup that’s the way its spelled). I like to make mine with homemade Almond Mylk instead of the store bought kind. Aside from the fact that fresh is always better, you are eliminating the stabilizers and chemicals that are difficult to digest. Store bought Almond Mylk, or any kind of Mylk for that matter, is loaded with preservatives, stabilizers, and occasionally sweeteners. They must be adding some strange stuff into those mylks to get that long shelf life because homemade Mylk only lasts for 3 days!
It may seem like a tedious task to make your own almond mylk but once you taste the difference between the homemade goodness and the store bought stuff you’ll want to make your own all the time. You also get to appreciate what you are giving to your body and the nourishment you are creating with love.
How to make Homemade Almond “Mylk”:
Soak your almonds in a bowl of filtered water for an overnight period. This will soften and hydrate the nut. After you have soaked the almonds over night put them in the blender, along with filtered water (3 cups of water to 1cup of soaked almonds). Then take a cloth strainer or nut bag and pour the liquid into the bag. That’s all there is to it -Fresh Almond Mylk!
Golden Chai Latte
1-2 cups homemade almond mylk
2-pinches of Cardamom
2-Pinches of Cinnamon
3-pinches of Turmeric
1-teaspoon of raw honey
Bring the almond milk to a slight boil over the stove; you want to see little bubbles around the edges of the liquid. Add the cinnamon, cardamom, and tumeric and whisk together (leaving no clumps). Turn the stove off and pour the liquid mixture over the honey* in a large mug. (Honey is optional).
*Note: honey should only be added when the beverage is at a drinkable temperature. Honey should never be cooked; it changes the properties and makes it a toxic substance and very difficult to digest.
**Note: add fresh ginger for those with a Vata constitution or for those who need to increase Agni ( Digestive fire).
Cinnamon, cardamom, and turmeric are important in Ayurveda. This cup of love will not only warm the soul but it is an anti-inflammatory, aids in digestion, strengthens and harmonizes the flow of circulation, and is especially good for those with a weak constitution. Enjoy your latte alone or with a friend but make sure it’s somewhere sacred to you. Pick a place that will lift your spirits and bring you closer to balance.