Have you ever ordered a chai latte (made from tea leaves) and walked away thinking it lacked body and flavour? I did, repeatedly; and even contemplated paying $4 for a green tea, just to overcome the problem. All this changed recently when a girlfriend introduced me to a Spiced Turmeric Latte and I’ve never looked back.
The problem? They can be expensive. So I set out to create my own. The result? My new favourite anti-inflammatory, nutrient rich spiced latte that is most definitely NOT anaemic on the flavour front 🙂
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF A TURMERIC LATTE
- Turmeric is also a powerful anti-inflammatory herb. PLUS, the incidence of cancer is significantly lower in regions where turmeric is heavily consumed! You can read all about how I easy it is to incorporate Turmeric into your diet here.
- Cinnamon is an antioxidant and has been studied for it’s anti-inflammatory, anti diabetic, antimicrobial, anticancer, lipid-lowering properties.
- Ginger also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, as well as anti-oxidant.
- Nutmeg is full of manganese, copper, and magnesium, as well as antioxidants.
- Butter is a wonderful source of healthy fat and a deliciously creamy addition to this recipe. According to latest research, turmeric is a fat soluble vitamin and hence, is better absorbed when paired with a healthy fat. If you don’t want to use butter, using coconut butter is also a great option. You can read all about why I tend to avoid MCT oil here.
A delicious alternative to caffeinated beverages.
- 375 ml nut milk (cashew is my favourite)
- 1 tbsp. honey to taste
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp. ginger powder optional
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg powder
- 1 tbsp. butter or coconut butter (Loving Earth)
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla powder (Loving Earth)
Warm milk in a saucepan before adding remaining ingredients. Stir until combined. Reduce heat to simmer (don't boil) until milk has warmed. Transfer to a cup and sip away 🙂
If you have a Thermomix, add all ingredients to the jug, 2 minutes, speed 2, 80C. Before serving, I love to increase the speed to add a little "froth" to the mix. Strain and serve.
If you don't have a Thermomix and would still like to froth your milk, an immersion blender within the mix whilst still warm will create a similar effect.
If you have a fancy coffee machine, strain the milk before frothing.
LOOKING FOR A SHORT-CUT?
Try the Nutra-Organics powdered Turmeric blend available here. Mix their spice blend with butter, milk and sweetener above 🙂