You’re either a lover or a hater of the Turmeric Latte. I’m a deadest lover. They’re a bit expensive at cafes (and not readily available everywhere) so I make mine at home.
Lovely to have after dinner, just quietly.
Here’s how I make mine:
1 heaped teaspoon of freshly grated (peeled) turmeric
½ teaspoon ground turmeric powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1 cup almond milk
Pop all the ingredients in a little pan and heat gently on the stove. I stir it with my little mini whisk to help blend the spice powders into the milk.
Pour in to your mug, sprinkle with a little more cinnamon, put your feet up and enjoy.
A few notes:
- This isn’t just a super yummy warming drink – it’s good for you!
- Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits. It’s also good for balancing blood sugar levels, a great mood-booster and a super antioxidant.
- The black pepper does more than add a little punch – it helps your body absorb all the goodness of the turmeric.
- I drink my almond milk, and indeed my Turmeric Latte unsweetened, but you could always add a little sweetener of your choice if you like.
- Fresh is best but if you haven’t got any fresh turmeric, then you can use the powdered, ground turmeric instead.
- If you don’t like the texture of the grated turmeric in your drink, you could strain the latte as you pour.
- Have a little play around, add a little freshly ground ginger for a bit of a kick, heat with a cinnamon stick, or star anise or cloves (remember to strain before drinking). I’ve also enjoyed this with coconut milk. All yummy.