Spiced Turmeric Latte Posted on January 28, 2018

Spiced Turmeric Latte - An Apple a Day

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. 
Spiced Turmeric Latte

A delicious alternative to caffeinated beverages. 

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  1. 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 🙂 

  2. 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.
Recipe Notes

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 🙂


Written by Alyse Co-cliff

Alyse Co-cliff

Founder of An Apple a Day, Holistic health coach, Speaker and Passionate Whole-Foodie committed to helping others nourish their body from the inside out.
"It's all about simple, effective nutritional advice and real time solutions for the busy individual. Good health doesn't have to be hard work" Alyse x



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