HEALTHY LATTES

We are very excited about our new range of healthy and delicious super food lattes. Discover three very different but all equally delicious flavours:
• Turmeric spice
• Beetroot & Cacao
• Matcha, Wheat Grass and Mint

So, would you like to know more about what makes them so special?

GOLDEN SPICY TURMERIC

Golden Turmeric Latte

 

The active substance responsible for its beautiful golden colour is curcumin. It works primarily as an anti-inflammatory. it also has strong antioxidant function – deactivates free radicals which are formed during stress, intense workouts, high mental or physical work.
According to Ayurvedic medicine, adding black pepper (which contains piperine) assists with the absorption of curcumin – we added cayenne and black pepper to help boost your metabolism. You will also find the hint of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. We want everything that we sell at Vital to not only be healthy but also delicious at the same time so our turmeric latte is sweetened with lower GI coconut blossom nectar which eliminates the need for any extra sugar!
Nutritionists also recommend that you eat turmeric with fat for best absorption and that’s the reason why it works so well with any milk you desire in your latte. You can even ask for a blob of raw coconut oil to improve this even more. After one hour of consumption the concentration of metabolites of turmeric is the highest – it makes golden spicy turmeric latte a tasty, healthy and nourishing alternative to regular coffee.

blog2

Turmeric benefits:
• Speeds up the metabolism
• Strong antioxidant property
• Anti – inflammatory – helps fighting the infections
• Antibacterial

RED VELVET BEETROOT, COCOA & GINGER LATTE

IMG_7674

Everyone knows how good dark green vegetables are to us, so it is worth remembering that beets are in the same family as swiss-chard and spinach and are a rich source of folic acid, vitamins B6, B12 and B2.

The good news is that beets work well as a latte so pop into your local Vital store to warm and nourish yourself with a blood cleansing drink. The beetroot is complemented with organic cocoa (a rich source of iron), ginger and cinnamon. This hot, sweet, vegan treat that really cannot be BEET and will completely change the way you view beetroot.

IMG_7615

MATCHA GREEN TEA LATTE

blog5

This is a potent antioxidant elixir made with organic matcha. It offers a hefty dose of matcha green tea goodness in a delicious dairy free latte.
So, what do we mean when we say goodness?
Matcha has become one of the most popular superfoods and its reputation is well-deserved!
It contains many essential vitamins and minerals such as fibre, catechins (antioxidants), caffeine, L-theaniny, beta-carotene, zinc, potassium, calcium, sodium, iron, vitamins of group E, A, B and C.

Matcha tea helps weight loss and fat burning by speeding up your metabolism, It also helps to remove toxins from your body.
It has antioxidants that fight free-radicals in our bodies;
- 7 times more in the dark chocolate
- 60 times more than in spinach
- 17 times more than in wild berries
- 6.5 times more than in goji berries
One serving of Vital Ingredient Matcha tea is equivalent of 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea. Served hot with an additional boost of wheatgrass and uplifting peppermint.
To further enhance the health benefits of these latte’s, we also give you the option to “bulletproof” any of our lattes with some raw coconut oil which we think works well in the mornings as it gives you an energy boost for a few hours. It also stops cravings which is why its gaining followers amongst people on a low-calorie diet.
It has been extremely popular all around the world, especially in the USA where the idea originated.

IMG_7637
Dave Asprey – author of healthy eating blog popularised it after his visit to Tibet. He was fascinated with a local custom of adding butter (made of yak’s milk) to coffee.
If you want to explore this subject in more detail then check out his website;
“Discovering Nutrition” – Paul.M