Turmeric lattes have had a resurgence of late, offered these days in plenty of urban hippies cafes (what a good thing!).
Turmeric latte mixes are also easy to pick up for home from your local health store or on-trend supermarket. I love how easy these mixes make putting together a golden latte at home. But is it a habit to get into?
Fortunately this centuries old drink recipe is a nutritional fortress of goodness, so it’s no wonder it’s stood the test of time. Turmeric is an excellent anti-inflammatory and is known to lower our blood sugar levels, help our liver’s detoxification, boost our immune system, reduce inflammation, and eases our digestive system.
Certainly all things which our body loves!
The recipe following is a little more involved than adding turmeric mix to a warm cup of almond milk. The simple mix is a good one to have on hand, but when you feel like something next level in goodness be sure to try this one out.
That is to say, just like a Japanese tea ceremony take the time to enjoy the squeeze, stir and shake of your very own Golden Latte.
Golden Turmeric Milk Latte
10 minute prep time
thumb size knob of Ginger
1 cup Organic Almond Milk
1 cup Water
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
grind of black pepper
Grate the ginger then squeeze the juice out of it into a saucepan. Discard the pulp.
Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and place over medium heat. Heat through for about 3 to 5 minutes, not letting it come to a boil. Whisk continuously.
Carefully transfer into a mason jar and seal with a lid. Shake vigorously for about thirty seconds, or until foam starts to form. (Note: You can also use a blender for this step, but the turmeric can stain the blender cup.)
Pour into glasses through a sieve and enjoy!
Additional Helpful Notes:
- Use Fresh Turmeric Root: Skip the turmeric powder and use fresh turmeric root instead. Peel turmeric root and grate. Measure out about 1 tbsp grated turmeric root per serving.
- Avoid a Mess: Rinse all glasses and mugs out right after use to avoid turmeric stains. Use baking soda on turmeric stains if they do happen.
- On-the-Go: Add all ingredients except water to a mason jar. When ready to drink, just add hot water from the kettle and shake up for a warm anti-inflammatory snack.
- Substitute Sweetener: Use honey to sweeten instead of maple syrup. Reduce to half a teaspoon if your palate agrees.
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