Move over, unicorn hot chocolate and turmeric lattes — there’s a new drink in town, and it will make your inner goth squeal. Activated charcoal lattes are the next big thing, and they are stunning. Activated charcoal is the magical ingredient pulling off the black hue and it’s not just for looks. Activated charcoal can have major benefits in your beauty routine, but it’s also super detoxing if you consume it. Not only can it cleanse your digestive system, but it’s also great for bloating and increasing energy. It’s important to note that you must take the recommended dosage… I’m no doctor but you don’t want to go overboard with this stuff. However, when done right, like in this latte, it is not only delicious, but amazing for your health. Get your hands on this detoxing superfood and you are one step closer to a pretty amazing vegan latte.
The first time I consumed activated charcoal was at a Pressed Juicery as a lemonade. I was skeptical of trying it because the drink was pitch black. They offered me a sample and I seriously could not believe it tasted just like lemonade. Once I learned about the benefits of charcoal, I believe it can be apart of a healthy diet. Just like charcoal can be great for detoxing your skin, it can have the same benefits to your digestive system! How cool is that??
Activated Charcoal Latte
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon food-grade activated charcoal
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar
In small pot on medium heat, add all ingredients.
Whisk vigorously until milk begins to froth.
Add to mug and enjoy warm.
Optional: Mix all ingredients and pour in a glass over ice!
Notes: I used this activated charcoal powder You can also use it as a natural teeth whitener. Winning!!
Interested in trying this vegan charcoal latte?
You can find this recipe along with some of my other creations at Brit + Co!