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Chamomile Latte

Did you read correctly? Yes, we love making this latte at home, together with numerous other milky drinks along with a Moon Milk or two, we just adore talking about the benefits of a plant or flower and then turning that into something dreamy.

So, this drink simply is dreamy and if I hadn't of had the family around when we last made this Chamomile Latte, it may have been left to cool down and then frozen ready for me to blitz and serve iced similar to a frappe.

So, what is in this drink? Three ingredients, yes, just three ingredients! All you need to do is steep a spoon or two of chamomile, my favourite is Roman Chamomile otherwise known as Chamaemelum Nobile and this needs to be steeped in hot water for about 10 minutes before then blending into milk. You could just mix this straight into your milk before heating but my family don't like those tiny pieces of flower in their milk so, we tend to infuse first, then use. Plus, this is a good reason to infuse and then any left over can be frozen in an ice cube tray for another day.

The chamomile flower has been used for centuries as a medicinal plant which is why I used it with my children during times of stress and where I turn to sometimes if I myself need a helping hand in easing my stress levels down a notch. In just a few lines, here are a list of uses that have been suggested for this daisy like flower

"Terpenoids are organic chemicals—naturally produced by plants—that are thought to provide the specific strain from which the plant gets its unique smell and flavour. Flavonoids are very strong antioxidants with immune system benefits and anti-inflammatory properties. Roman chamomile is used to make tea, creams, ointments, and extracts, which all come from the white and yellow flower portion of the plant. Flower heads are first dried, then used to make powders or tea. They may also be steamed to produce chamomile essential oil, which is thought to reduce swelling and have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties."


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