This Golden Coconut Chai Latte is like a long, warm, hug in a mug. Rich and creamy with a decadent spicy flavour, it is soothing for both your gut and your soul.
- 1 cup of prefered milk, I like to use coconut
- 1 tablespoon of Golden Gut blend
- 1 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger
- ¼ teaspoon of cardamom
- 1 star anise
- Rice malt syrup or stevia, to taste
- Place all ingredients into a small saucepan.
- Heat gently over medium heat until steaming, but not boiling.
- Let it heat slowly and gently as this is what infuses the flavours into the milk.
- Whisk briskly until frothy and then pour into a mug to drink.
- You can strain the spices out if you prefer.
We absolutely love Lee Holmes' products so we decided to do a Q&A all about gut health and her Love Your Gut Powder and Golden Gut Blend.
Where did your passion for gut health begin? And why is gut health important?
After being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition and fibromyalgia a few years ago, I became accustomed to feeling fatigued, in pain and inflamed. I focussed on my gut health and by healing the gut this really helped to improve my symptoms.
Our bodies are made up of around 100 trilling living organisms, known as bacteria, and most of them reside in the gut. These are known as our gut micro flora. The gut is made of both friendly bacteria and not-so-friendly bacteria. The friendly bacteria help us produce hormones, improve the immune system, regulate the toxins we ingest, control our metabolism, help with nutrient absorption and more. A disgruntled gut filled with unfriendly bacteria however, makes the body more susceptible to a multitude of diseases including IBS, constipation and inflammation, as well as metabolic conditions like insulin resistance. The gut is also linked to our nervous system, controlling our moods and emotions, and immune system, controlling our health. It really is the epicentre to health.
Why did you create the Love Your Gut Powder and Golden Gut Blend?
When I first started gut-healing, I started taking diatomaceous earth as it was recommended to me by my naturopath. It helped to increase my energy levels by improving my absorption of nutrients and increasing silica levels which boosted my hair, skin and nail health. I soon realised that not all diatomaceous earth is made the same – it took me two years to find the purest diatomaceous earth available, from the USA. It’s Naturopathic-Grade and fully organic and is the only ingredient in my Love Your Gut Powder.
Since I released the Love Your Gut Powder, I receive emails daily from people letting me know how it’s helped them lose weight, increase their energy, relieve bowel issues and digestion. I created the Golden GutBlend to also include anti-inflammatory benefits as well as gut cleansing. It’s a beautiful blend of Love Your Gut Organic Diatomaceous Earth, as well as a mix of anti-inflammatory spices including turmeric, to create a tasty, gut-healing addition to any recipe.
What is the ingredient organic diatomaceous earth?
My Love Your Gut powder is made from the finest naturopathic-grade Diatomaceous Earth in the world, also known as Fossil Shell Flour (Amorphous Silica). It’s a raw food source that’s rich in many minerals including silica, absorbable iron and other essential nutrients such as magnesium and calcium. Love Your Gut Powder helps to gently sweep the gut and carefully wipe it clean (just like gently brushing your teeth). It increases nutrient absorption by removing a build-up plaque and therefore, improves digestion.
Who should be taking these powders?
Anybody who wants a simple tool to help improve their gut health, boost their nutrient absorption and ease their digestion. It’s also good for weight loss and hair, skin and nails.