Fancy something comforting to drink? Hello turmeric latte!
I don't know about you but as much as I love coffee, I definitely can't have more than one or two cups a day. If I have more it affects my sleep, can cause feelings of anxiety and might upset my stomach. Enter: turmeric latte, or "Golden milk" - a fantastic addition to your daily intake of warm drinks!
Not only can turmeric latte be a comforting and fulfilling hot drink, it is also very healthy and can do wonders for your overall well-being.
Turmeric - and especially its most active compound curcumin - has many scientifically proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's. Furthermore, turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.
In today's recipe, we also use ground ginger. Ginger is known to have many health benefits as well; it is an anti-inflammatory, it can settle an upset stomach and curb morning sickness. Additionally, ginger can reduce your risk of diabetes and cancer, as well as helping to prevent heart disease.
In our turmeric latte recipe, we also use cinnamon - another known anti-inflammatory. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and may cut the risk of heart disease. Cinnamon can also lower blood sugar levels and it has a powerful anti-diabetic effect.
Here's a tasty turmeric latte recipe - two servings.
3 cups plant milk (such as oat milk or coconut milk)
1 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Dash of sweetener of choice (such as coconut sugar or maple syrup)
Add plant milk, ground turmeric, ground ginger, cinnamon and sweetener of choice to a small saucepan.
Heat at medium for about 4 minutes and whisk to combine. Watch that you do not boil the mixture.
Once hot taste to adjust the flavour. You might want to add more sweetener or more turmeric or ginger.
You could spice your latte up by adding a pinch of black pepper.
To sweeten the latte you could also use whole dates. Pit 2 dates and simmer in water for 5 minutes. Then use blender for all ingredients before heating.
This turmeric latte is best served straight away, but you can also keep it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and then reheat.