Friday, April 29, 2016

Anti-Inflammatory Latte

Holistic Nutritionist, Amy Michelle Weiss, explains how to use foods and spices as your medicine starting with a simple Anti Inflammatory Latte Recipe.

Start with the Raw Basic Recipe as is or continue to add to your latte

Here are three versions of the recipe so you can understand how simple choices with foods can affect the health benefits of your foods.  Alternate these recipes, as well as mix and match ingredients to create a lifestyle that you can live with!

Anti-inflammatory Latte

* Raw Basic

1 Tbsp Turmeric

1 Tbsp Cinnamon

1 Tbsp Raw Honey

a pinch of pepper

107 Calories   1g fat, 26g carbs 1g protein

Mix with 4-8 oz of hot water

All natural, no chemicals, lower calories, gluten free, vegan, fat free, unprocessed

Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, Mental Sharpness, Superfoods, Anti Cancer, Antioxidants

Drawbacks: Very natural tasting, takes time to acclimate to taste

*Middle Ground

1/2 cup unsweetened Almond Milk

1 tbsp Unsweetened Cacao Powder

1/2 tsp lemon extract or lemon zest

1   tsp Vanilla Extract or vanilla bean

1   tsp Nutmeg

152 Calories 3.5 g fat 29g o saturated fat, 29 carbs 2g protein

Mix with 4 - 8 oz of any hot drink such as tea or coffee

Benefits: Anti-inflammatory,: Magnesium, Antioxidants, Super-food, Anti Cancer, Better tasting

Drawbacks: carcinogens, caffeine, calories, processed Almond Milk with chemicals

Low fat, gluten free, vegan, low-medium chemical risk


1/2 cup Whole Milk  73

1 tbsp Cocoa Powder

1 tbsp Agave

1/2 tsp lemon extract or lemon zest

1 tsn Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Bean

1 tsp Nutmeg

252 Calories 9 grams of fat 4 grams saturated fat, 45g carbs 2g protein

Mix with 4- 8 oz of any hot drink such as tea or coffee

Benefits: Anti-inflammatory

Drawbacks: Carcinogens, Dairy, Hormones, Chemicals, Processed Agave, Saturated Fat, Lactose, Cholesterol, Cancer Risk

Nutritional overview and comparisons:

107 Calories       1g fat, 0  saturated fat   26g carbs  1g protein

- no health risks, only benefits

152 Calories    3.5g fat  0  saturated fat,  29g carbs  2g protein

- low health risks, many benefits

252 Calories       9g fat  4g saturated fat, 45g carbs  2g protein

- high health risks, small benefit

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