Golden Glow Latte


With the new year in, you deserve to start off 2018 right. I totally support adding in wellness habits one at a time to help you meet health, wellness, and beauty goals. With that, adding in this warm latte will be a great way to nourish your cells with essential fatty acids from flaxseeds; reduce free radicals with antioxidants from Turmeric; relieve stress with Ashwagandha; and boost your beauty with collagen and nutrient-rich pearl powder. Crazy how this one drink can do four awesome things, right?


Recipe yield:

One 16-ounce drink



16 oz Good Karma Unsweetened Flaxmilk

1 teaspoon Gaia Herbs Golden Milk (made of Turmeric, Cardamom, Ashwagandha, Vanilla bean, Black Pepper fruit, and dates)

1 teaspoon Jing Herbs Pearl Powder

1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides



• In a sauce pan on low-medium heat, warm 16 oz of flaxseed milk.

• Once steam starts to appear from the flaxseed milk, add in Golden Milk powder and Pearl powder into the warm flaxseed milk. Whisk vigorously to break up the powders.

• Add in Collagen Peptides into the warmed herbal mixture. This should dissolve easily - no need to whisk it in. Remove saucepan from flame.

• Serve in a mug and enjoy.


Studies show that supplementing with collagen for 4 weeks started to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in human volunteers and that supplementation for 8 weeks significantly increased skin hydration. In addition to that, research reveals that collagen production is increased with pearl in animal models. So, try drinking this latte everyday for 8 weeks and let me know what beauty effects you end up noticing. Make sure to take a before-and-after picture for your own enjoyment. (Btw, anti-aging effects last for 12 weeks after supplementing with collagen for 8 weeks)

If you want to beef-up your glow game, check out my blog on basic & essential nutrients for skin health. This recipe will surely pair well with the nutrients in that blog. One more thing, be on the look-out for blog entries on targeted naturopathic methods for a variety of skin complaints. Until then, if you're interested in a hyper-personalized natural treatment plan to drive your health, wellness, and beauty, schedule an appointment with me at Jupiter Naturopathic Wellness.


Hope to see you soon,

Dr. B






Chang, Frank, et al. “Element Concentrations in Shell of Pinctada Margaritifera from French Polynesia and Evaluation for Using as a Food Supplement.” Food Chemistry, vol. 104, no. 3, 2007, pp. 1171–1176., doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2007.01.032.

Chiu, Hui-Fang, et al. “Efficacy of Protein Rich Pearl Powder on Antioxidant Status in a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.” Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 2017, doi:10.1016/j.jfda.2017.05.010.

Goyal, Ankit, et al. “Flax and Flaxseed Oil: an Ancient Medicine & Modern Functional Food.” Journal of Food Science and Technology, vol. 51, no. 9, Oct. 2014, pp. 1633–1653., doi:10.1007/s13197-013-1247-9.

Hewlings, Susan, and Douglas Kalman. “Curcumin: A Review of Its’ Effects on Human Health.” Foods, vol. 6, no. 10, 2017, p. 92., doi:10.3390/foods6100092.

Lopez, E., et al. “Stimulation of Rat Cutaneous Fibroblasts and Their Synthetic Activity by Implants of Powdered Nacre (Mother of Pearl).” Tissue and Cell, vol. 32, no. 1, 2000, pp. 95–101., doi:10.1054/tice.1999.0091.

Singh, N, et al. “An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda.” African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, vol. 8, no. 5S, 2011, doi:10.4314/ajtcam.v8i5s.9.


DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. There are no financial ties to any supplement companies, pharmaceutical companies, or to any of the products mentioned in this post. This post is not meant to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose conditions or diseases and is meant for educational purposes. As always, please consult your doctor before trying any new treatments or supplements.