☕ Why I stopped drinking hot chocolate

I found a new love.

I was looking for an easy way to eat more turmeric; I’ve tried a turmeric “shot” drink which tasted absolutely awful, and I’d rather not resort to pills. Why is turmeric good for you? It contains curcumin, which apparently works as an anti-inflammatory and makes your body happy.

The “golden latté”/“golden milk” drink came up in search results, and I’ve developed a version that makes me feel all warm and happy and tingly on rainy San Francisco mornings like these. It has that deep creamy warmth of hot cocoa, but with practically no sugar! It’s actually good for you. Like pre-dinner mayonnaise.

Ingredients: a teaspoon of turmeric, a dash or two of pumpkin pie spice mix, a few turns of fresh-ground black pepper, and a slice of ginger. Silk soymilk, original flavor (this is where the minimal sugar content comes from).

Throw the powder ingredients into a small mug, add just a teaspoon of soymilk, and mix into a paste. Then add the ginger, fill the mug up with soymilk, and stir. Nuke it for 1:30. And done!

The piperine in the fresh black pepper should help increase the bioavailability of the curcumin, and the combination of pepper and ginger makes me feel completely amazing. I don’t even care if it “works”.

No lie, though, I still drink hot cocoa sometimes when I’m out… A really good, thick hot chocolate (like they make at Dandelion) is unbeatable. But I like my cocoa really intense, and this drink is a beautiful way to start the day.

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