This drink is one of the new health trends that has been all over my feed recently. I decided I would give it a go, so I used a recipe I saw online. I did not actually hate it, but I knew what I would want to change if I made it myself. I think this drink is a great option in place of coffee or tea in the morning and I also have heard that it is great to drink at night, especially due to the warm spices. I’ve made my own recipe, which is spice heavy and has more sweetener. It still does not hide the turmeric flavor but it definitely tastes better than the one I used before hand! Not only is it extremely good for you, but it is also reminiscent of a giant, warm fall-time hug.
Get cozy because we’re making a Turmeric Latte!
Yield: 1 Mug
1 cup unsweetened Vanilla or regular unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 tsp ground Turmeric
pinch of Black Pepper
1/4 tsp ground Ginger (can also be fresh)
1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground Nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground Cloves
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tbsp Maple Syrup
1 tsp Honey (or Agave)
This is super easy!
Place all of the ingredients into a small sauce pot and heat up until close to a boil. Whisk it occasionally.
Once heated, strain (optional) into your mug of choice, and top with another sprinkle of cinnamon.
Sometimes there may be some settlement on the bottom of the drink, that is most likely the honey and maple syrup. Just wanted to give a pre warning so that when you get to the bottom you won’t be alarmed!
Why These Ingredients?
* Turmeric is known for multiple benefits. Based on Huffington Post and Elle articles, turmeric can aid to your digestion, heartburn, as well as fight off diabetes and cancer. It is also helpful toward the skin, the brain, muscle pain, infection, depression, and cholesterol. For a more detailed explanation of each benefit, click on Huffington Post or Elle above, as well as this article from Mind Body Green that displays the benefits from every application (aka ingestion vs topical).
*Pepper helps activate the turmeric. You can ingest turmeric without pepper and still gain benefits, however the pepper helps our body and blood stream’s intake of turmeric extracting as many benefits as possible. For a more scientific description go to this site: Nutrition Facts.
* Cinnamon, too, has an endless list of health benefits. It has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, may reduce heart disease, may lower blood sugar levels, and many more. Click on this article to read the rest: Health Line, as well as this article from CNN.
* Ginger is commonly known for its stomach benefits, and is often used to aid stomach aches and discomfort. Here is an article that talks about the benefits, as well as the difference between fresh vs ground: Organic Authority.
If you make this yourself, let me know how you like it! If you like to put a spin on your turmeric lattes, share that in the comment section below!