Considering taking a break from coffee? Wondering how on earth you'll survive the next week without that sweet sweet black nectar that makes your brain buzz just thinking about the next cup? Get ready for deliciousness in a Copper Cup: a Turmeric Latte mix that honestly made me forget all about coffee (okay, at least for several hours). You already know turmeric is amazing for fighting inflammation and coconut milk is rich and chock full of healthy fat. Put the two together with a smidge of coconut sugar and you have the best warm golden thing in your life (besides the sun). ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Two things: your body loves to get going with warmth and energy in the morning, and it also needs nutrients to help support all those things you do each day, from work to exercise to home life. But coffee can only go so far in the nutrients department. Sometimes we can find our java consumption creeping up until coffee has become a requirement rather than a delight.
When that happens, step back at least just a little with the multiple mugs of joe and make yourself a Turmeric Latte in the morning. It all originates from a recipe called golden milk: combining turmeric, spices, a little sweetener, and the milk of your choice. Golden milk has been enjoyed for hundreds of years, primarily in Asia, as a soothing beverage day and night. Just recently it has found a resurgence in healthy lifestyles here in the West. I've made my own a whole bunch of times, but it definitely takes a little time and focus! Having something like Copper Cup is a wonderful option that simplifies my day immensely.
Before long, your sleep will be more soothing, your energy levels will be mellow rather than a roller coaster, and boy will your joints feel awesome. Soon you'll be saying, "coffee, what's that???" You can make your Copper Cup Turmeric Latte simply with a bit of hot water, or jazz it up in your favorite smoothie recipe or with additional spices to warm your tummy. Ginger, anyone? How about some heavy cream? Oh, yeah!
Why Copper Cup Turmeric Latte is so good for you
Here are just a few of the benefits to turmeric:
- Anti-inflammatory as all get-out, and can assist a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic. Black pepper helps the turmeric become more bioavailble. Add some fat and you've got an even higher rate of bioavailability.
- The yellow or orange pigment of turmeric, which is called curcumin, is thought to be the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric. In numerous studies, curcumin's anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to be comparable to the potent drugs hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin. Unlike the drugs, which are associated with significant toxic effects (ulcer formation, decreased white blood cell count, intestinal bleeding), curcumin produces no toxicity.
- Because there isn't any caffeine in it, turmeric is safe for moms, kids, pregnant women, and anyone else. And there is no buzz and no crash.
Here are some of the amazing nutrients in Copper Cup Turmeric Latte Mix:
Besides the turmeric powder, of course there is coconut milk powder. This is what makes the beverage creamy and what gives such awesome richness to each sip of your copper cup, whether tea or latte or smoothie!
Coconut milk has a bevy of healthy fats, from lauric acid to medium-chain triglycerides. This is crucial for what makes Copper Cup so healthy: you need fat to absorb all that turmeric goodness, and of course this is a tasty and clean way to get that fat all in one fell sip.
How do you take your Copper Cup? Yum!
These little sachets are like pillows of pleasure. The simplest way is just to mix up a cup whenever you need to shine. Add one serving to your mug, warm up some water (or for extra creamy dreaminess, the milk of your choice), stir briskly into your mug. Done! Enjoy the soothing and mildly sweet coconut milk and the tang of turmeric. Sprinkle on some cinnamon or ginger for extra fun.
And, of course, 'tis the season for a recipe: make your very own "Holiday Spiced Latte"!
COPPER CUP TURMERIC LATTE
1/2 c. nut or other milk of your choice
1-2 servings Copper Cup Turmeric Latte mix
Combine nut milk, spices and Turmeric Latte Mix in a blender, mixing slowly to start, then increasing speed to build up a good froth. Pour into your mug, sprinkle even more spices on top, and sip! (Hit it with a quick microwave spin if you need a little more heat back in the brew.)
About Copper Cup, in their own words
It all began when Kat and Adam fell in love with a traditional beverage known as "golden milk", a combination of warmed milk, turmeric, and spices. But then they wondered if they could make a 'perfect' recipe and make it for themselves in larger quantities rather than mug by mug.
"We started Copper Cup simply to scratch our own itch. We've researched it to the hilt and we're convinced that turmeric is as close to medicine as food can be. It delivers energy, is an anti-inflammatory powerhouse, and a sleep aid to boot. And honestly, we just couldn't stop drinking golden milk. We wanted a delicious, quick, and easy alternative to making it from scratch every time. Copper Cup is just that.
We told our friends, our friends told theirs and it's been off to the races ever since. What started out as a way for a few health nerds in San Francisco and Denver to get their turmeric fix has now turned into something much bigger. Copper Cup is an easy way for you to fall in love with turmeric the way we have."
Even more about Copper Cup: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the meaning of Copper Cup?
Answer: Simple, really: it's the golden orangish hue your mugful of deliciousness will take on when sipping this turmeric latte. You are holding a 'copper cup' of joy.
Is Turmeric Latte caffeine free?
Answer: Yes! You can sip on a Turmeric Latte any time of day from dawn until way after dusk.