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Bulletproof Bedtime Golden Milk Latte {paleo + vegan}

Made with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and healthy fats, this bulletproof bedtime golden milk latte is the perfect relaxing remedy for winding down at night – or any time you just need to CHILL out. Delicious, easy to make, and paleo and vegan!

Bright yellow golden milk latte in a white mug with white flowers and fresh ginger

 

A quick note on this recipe! The original version of this post was published back in 2017. Since then I’ve re-tested the recipe, updated the photographs, and the content. I’m republishing it for you today to enjoy! I hope you continue to make and love this delicious golden milk. xo

Since I work a regular job during the week, I’m up late many nights getting things done around the house or brewing things up on here for Nyssa’s Kitchen!

I like working in the quiet and dark house – it always tends to be a pretty productive time for me. There’s something about that stillness that allows me to focus like no other. But I don’t like staying up so late that I’m dragging to get out of bed in the morning, and sometimes if I get carried away working on the computer or engrossed in a project it can be hard to wind down for bed!

I’ve known for awhile that golden milk can aid in relaxation, and therefore promote a good night’s sleep, so I decided to give it a try. 

Boosting this turmeric latte with an extra dose of healthy fats was sort of an intuitive thing that I included to have an even easier time falling and staying asleep. And after doing some research I found out that having a little bit of fat before bed isn’t just some random thing. It really can help you fall and stay asleep by giving you that same cozy / sleepy feeling you get after finishing an especially satisfying meal.

And that my friends, is the magic of this bulletproof bedtime golden milk latte.

Pouring a bright yellow golden milk latte into a white mug with a white background

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Beet and Berry Smoothie {paleo + vegan + whole30}

This beet and berry smoothie is made with 5 healthy & vibrant ingredients that will make you glow from the inside out. Vegan, paleo friendly, and whole30 compliant – it’s a crazy delicious way to start your day with a healthy dose of both fruit and veggies!

This beet and berry smoothie is made with 5 healthy & vibrant ingredients that will make you glow from the inside out. Vegan, paleo friendly, and whole30 compliant - it's a crazy delicious way to start your day with a healthy dose of both fruit and veggies!
 
Umm HII snowy-slushy-cold-grey February in Seattle – I think you need a glowing glass of this vibrant beet and berry smoothie.

Featuring all the good things to make you feel alive inside – beets, berries, whole citrus fruit, bananas and H20 baby. Because hydration makes the rockin’ world go round. And also makes our bodies very very happy.

This beet and berry smoothie is made with 5 healthy & vibrant ingredients that will make you glow from the inside out. Vegan, paleo friendly, and whole30 compliant - it's a crazy delicious way to start your day with a healthy dose of both fruit and veggies!

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Dairy Free Collagen Hot Chocolate {paleo + vegan}

Dairy free collagen hot chocolate – aka the coziest winter drink! A hot chocolate that is actually good for you because it’s made with real ingredients that are nutrient dense and nourishing. Paleo, with a vegan option – and low carb if you substitute with a low carb sweetener. Easy to make and oh-so-delicious!

Dairy free collagen hot chocolate - aka the coziest winter drink! A hot chocolate that is actually good for you because it’s made with real ingredients that are nutrient dense and nourishing. Paleo, with a vegan option - and low carb if you substitute a low carb sweetener. Easy to make and oh-so-delicious!
 
Ohh man. This collagen hot chocolate! It’s so so good you guys and I am beyond excited to be sharing the recipe with you. It’s creamy, chocolatey, and just the right amount of decadent.

In all honesty I haven’t always been the biggest fan of hot chocolate. Something about a typical version always seems to give me a tummy ache and so I just sort of steer clear of it. When it’s too sweet, made with dairy, additives and artificial flavors my body just says NOPE.

Can you guys relate? 

It wasn’t that I didn’t like the IDEA of hot chocolate. It’s just that the ingredients never really vibed that well with me. 

That is until I started making this yummy AF version. It’s perfect because you can make it as sweet as you like, with whatever type of natural sweetener that works for you. I usually use maple syrup because – YUM, but coconut sugar and honey are also super good. The choice (slash what you have available in your pantry 😂) is yours. 

Dairy free collagen hot chocolate - aka the coziest winter drink! A hot chocolate that is actually good for you because it’s made with real ingredients that are nutrient dense and nourishing. Paleo, with a vegan option - and low carb if you substitute a low carb sweetener. Easy to make and oh-so-delicious!

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