Golden Milk Latte

I have been combating the inflammation in my body naturally.  At first it sure felt overwhelming and challenging.  I would ask myself questions like, “where do I even start?”  “what will I eat?”   As I got more educated I realize there are so many options out there.

Finding new recipes to try has been so fun!  The below recipe is delicious, you can make it your own with any modifications, and it is packed full of anti-inflammatory goodness.

 

Golden Milk Latte

Originated from Ayurveda, the ancient medicine of India. They have been concocted for thousands of years to help reduce inflammation. Instead of spices, I use essential oils!!

Did you know that quality essential oils are not made, they are EXTRACTED from plants, herbs, and spices. Essential oils are the ‘life blood’ of plants with amazing benefits for our health and wellness. They are simply the ‘essence’ of the real plant or herb in a highly concentrated form!

Here is the recipe I use:

~  3 cups (or more) Coconut Milk (hemp milk or almond milk work too)

~  3 tbsp raw honey

~  1 tsp ground turmeric

~  1 drop Cinnamon Bark essential oil

~  1 drop Ginger essential oil

~  1/4 tsp pure organic vanilla extract

Blend in blender

~  Stir a toothpick dipped in Cardamom essential oil into your delicious creation

You can always sprinkle some extra cinnamon on top as a garnish if you are feeling fancy

You can always spice it up with a stir of a toothpick dipped in black pepper essential oil as well.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Have a blessed day!

Gluten Free, Vegan Apple Crisp

We recently moved to Asheville, NC and I must say- one of my most favorite things about this city is the Farmers Markets!  We have one that we can walk to and their selection of fresh apples were immediately purchased to make our favorite gluten-free, vegan treat. 

This is an old recipe that we have easily made gf/df/all the frees- and my kids even love to help make it since it’s such an easy recipe ?  My favorite kind of apples to make this with are Honey Crisp or Pink Ladies!

Also, cinnamon seems to be a spice that loses it’s “cinnamon-ey-ness” quickly in the cupboard, so the addition of non-GMO Cinnamon Bark Vitality Oil from Young Living gives it tons of extra cinnamon-ey flavor!

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 6-8 apples, peeled, and diced (see picture below for the perfect size!)
  2. 1/2 cup water
  3. 1 tsp cinnamon (can also use 2 tsp cinnamon if not using the oil below)
  4. 5 drops cinnamon bark vitality oil (can use 8-9 drops and no ground cinnamon also!)
  5. 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour (King Arthur Brand is my favorite GF blend!)
  6. 1 cup organic cane sugar
  7. 6 large, rounded tablespoons of vegan butter (we use Earth Balance)

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

  1. Cut the apples and place in a 9 x 13 glass pan.
  2. Mix the water, cinnamon, and cinnamon vitality oil and pour over the apples in the pan evenly.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the flour and the sugar together and use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter.  (if you do not have a pastry blender, you can use a fork)
  4. Cut the butter in until it resembles a crumbly mixture with small pea-sized crumbles like below- and pour over the apples in the pan.
  5.   Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes until the apple mixture is bubbly and the topping is crisp!

Enjoy it with some dairy-free vanilla ice cream or coco-whip on top!