So long coffee, Hello turmeric latte. This earthy, warming, and healthy drink is freaking delicious and so good for you.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard of turmeric latte. It is the newest trend (maybe not anymore as I’m always behind – can’t keep up) in the world of health and nutrition.
I love turmeric and I use it in most of my cooking; to season curries and sauces, add colour to vegetables and rice and flavour my ferments. I also drink it as a tea just like you would with ginger tea. I had been meaning to try turmeric latte for a while but I hate getting caught up in trends and hypes. However, about two weeks ago I decided that it was time to finally give it a go. It instantly became my new favourite drink and I regretted not trying it sooner. I drink it at anytime of the day, but I mostly enjoy it in the evenings just before bed.
Not only is turmeric latte delicious, but it’s also very nutritious. Turmeric is known to be anti-inflammatory, high in antioxidants, reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes and fights colds and flu. Studies have also shown that curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric can prevent and treat cancer, alzheimer’s disease and depression. The only thing I can attest to at this stage is it’s deliciousness.
Turmeric latte taste like nothing you have ever tried before; the combination of flavours are a match made in heaven. It’s earthy, warming with a hint of spice from the turmeric and ginger.
If you are new to using turmeric, I suggest you start with a small amount and increase gradually. I know the addition of black pepper to a latte seems bizarre, but it is shown to increase the absorption of curcumin.
- 1 cup of almond/coconut milk
- 1 Tablespoon fresh turmeric
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- A pinch of black pepper
- 2 medjool dates, pitted
- Add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth and frothy.
- Transfer to a saucepan and heat gently until very warm but not yet boiling.
- Pour into a mug, and enjoy.