SIP ON THIS: CHARCOAL LATTES- TO THE RESCUE!
Charcoal lattes? Sounds a bit off putting, I know! Charcoal? Yes, you read it right, charcoal lattes may just be the healthy boost you need! Touted for reducing inflammation, alleviating gas and bloating and preventing hangovers, activated charcoal seems like the miracle supplement. If you haven’t heard of or tried using activated charcoal you should wait no longer!
I love to mix up my mornings with charcoal lattes. They are a great reprieve from coffee that can sometimes be too acidic. Just like turmeric, or golden, milk, charcoal lattes can be a very soothing drink to have at the end of your day. According to a study by the Journal of Gastroentrology , ingesting activated charcoal will prevent intestinal gas following a typical gas-producing meal (1). But all of that healthiness is just secondary to the cuteness factor of what is sometimes called the, “black latte.”
It is so simple to make you won’t need to spend seven dollars on the coffee scene to enjoy this latte; what all do you need? It's so simple, you just need four ingredients, a pot, stove and about five minutes!
Check out the recipe and let me know what you think about it in the comments below!
CHARCOAL LATTE recipe
INGREDIENTS // INGRÈDIENTS
1 cup whole milk [or nut milk of choice]
1 tablespoon raw, unfiltered honey
2 teaspoons activated charcoal
.5 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS // ÈTAPES
Place all ingredients into a sauce pan and heat on medium-low flame for about 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly.
If you would like to make your latte frothy whisk the mixture heavily during the heating process.
> You could make this a iced charcoal latte by pouring the mixture of ver ice! Great for a summer afternoon.
Where to get the charcoal:
Make certain that the activated charcoal you use is food grade. I use this brand.
A few things to note: Prior to ingesting activated charcoal you should consult a health expert to make sure it is appropriate based on your individual health and wellness. Though activated charcoal is not known to be toxic it may prevent the absorption of medications and vitamins, so it should not be taken within two hours of ingesting either.
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