To introduce The Saffron Latte, my dear friend Nikki Bostwick, founder and editor-in-chief of The Fullest Magazine, invited me to attend a Q&A with her longtime family doctor, Dr. Habib Sadeghi . When I arrived at the talk I didn’t know much about saffron aside from the fact that it makes for a beautiful coloring agent. Having been raised by Iranian parents, Nikki grew up consuming saffron. It was her mother’s go-to cure for everything, from the blues to a fever, so she knew exactly how versatile and beneficial this medicinal flower could be.
What I learned from Nikki and Dr. Sadeghi that day is that saffron doesn’t just get the name “sunshine spice” for its color. A recent study found that saffron was significantly more effective than a placebo in treating mild depression. The cognitive benefits of this powerful spice are also being researched for their potential to improve memory in adults with Alzheimer's, as well as decrease epileptic activity. I personally always bring the travel size Saffron Latte with me in my carryon to keep me feeling healthy and thriving while on the go.
With the holidays approaching, we'd like to share with you our favorite Fullest Saffron Latte recipe that serves as a wonderful healthy alternative to that sugary pumpkin spice latte we know you’ve been craving.
SAFFRON LATTE ASSEMBLY
1 | Pour 8oz of steamed coconut milk or alternative of choice and 1 tablespoon of saffron latte powder into a high speed blender.
2 | Add one scoop of collagen protein (we like Shore Magic). Blend milk, collagen and powder together.
3 | Serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg powder on top.
*Yields 1 serving.