Saffron Golden Milk- Coconut Chai
Sensuously Delicious- And Healthy
Saffon Golden Milk- Coconut Chai is a great idea at any time, not just on Valentines Day. My Saffron Golden Milk is a sunny yellow color, layered, for extra drama, with sweet pink saffron coconut cream. This delightful non-dairy milk drink is not a sugary snack to leave you feeling depressed and bloated. Not at L.S. Livewell, thank you very much! This tasty treat is sweetened with 0 calorie and health enhancing monk fruit. Now you can have fun while committing to low sugar eating, and satisfy your vegan side too.
My sweet and creamy Saffron Golden Milk is yummy enough for company, but it is also built with super star ingredients that enhance vibrant health. You may be having a special guest for Valentine’s Day, and want to serve them a delicious beverage. Or maybe you are surrounding by naughty, tempting treats and want to make something for yourself that tastes amazing but also works to support your health.
What do we have here? Sugar stabilizing saffron, cinnamon and tumeric, and cancer fighting ginger. To sweeten my heavenly beverage I chose monk fruit, which has 0 calories and is a great choice for diabetics.
The creamy base of our drink is coconut milk, which promotes the bio-availabity of tumeric, also known as curcumin. The presence of the coconut milk makes the awesome health promoting substances within the curcumin easier for the body to pick up and use, like a helpful, useful tool. An added pinch of black pepper also works in this way when combined with coconut and tumeric. In combination all of these ingredients work together to support vibrant health for diabetics, those with sugar issues, and everyone else who wants to live an energized life.
Saffron is a spice derived from Crocus Sativus, in the family Iridaceae, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”. It is the world’s most expensive spice flower. In addition to providing a beautiful colour to dishes, saffron is a known blood sugar stabilizer. With only 3 stigmas per saffron flower it takes over 4,600 flowers (or 14,000 stigmas) to produce just one ounce of top grade saffron.
Benefits of Saffron Golden Milk
A creamy, delicious beverage
Good enough for guests
Pretty table factor
Saffron Golden Milk- Coconut Chai is the second part of our on-line series called “Healing Elixirs”. For more healthy drinks, check out last weeks post “Everyday Ginger Tea- Healing Elyxirs”.
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The recipe “Saffron Golden Milk-Coconut Chai” first appeared on the blog L.S.Livewell.
Saffon Golden Milk-Coconut Chai
This sensuous beverage is a heady combination of coconut cream, saffron, tumeric, ginger, and cinnamon. The sunny yellow colour combines well with the beet coloured saffron cream add on.
For the Golden Milk
16 oz Every day Ginger Tea (omit lime and honey)
or cook 3″ ginger in filtered water for five minutes
1/4 tea organic tumeric
1/4 tea fresh grated ceylon cinnamon
pinch black pepper
2 tbl premium coconut cream
2 tbl monk fruit granules
For Saffon Cream
6 strands of saffron
1/2 tea red beet finely grated
2 tbl premium coconut
2 tbl monk fruit granules
1/2 tea nigella seed oil
grated ceylon cinnamon for topping
First make the golden milk by adding the tumeric, cinnamon, black pepper, coconut cream, and monk fruit to the ginger tea. Bring mixture to a boil. Turn off flame, then pour into serving cups.
Combine the ingredients for the saffron cream. Add the coconut cream, saffron threads (dry, do not soak- too much water will ruin the creamy texture), the beets, the monk fruit. You may need to blend in a food processor so mixture is smooth, but don’t blend it for long, or it may heat up and become thinner. You want a thick cream consistency. Taste it, and correct flavour. Serve the saffron cream on the side in a beautiful container. Right before serving you can create an original painting in your cups by dripping five or six drops on to the top. Serve immediately, as the heat from the tea will make the drops start to lose their shape.
Be careful with tumeric as it can stain your hands or any table cloths. If you want extra health benefits or a stronger taste add in the nigella seed oil (another great diabetes supporter), extra cinnamon and grated ginger. These ingredients can really pack a flavour punch and are fantastic for supporting your body. You can also play around with the colour of the saffron cream add in. It is pretty to make two versions of this cream, one lighter and darker, and swirl them together right before serving.