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Delicious Turmeric Latte recipe

Have you ever heard of “Golden Milk”? Turmeric Latte is a delicious warm beverage perfect for colder months that is loaded with antioxidants, antibiotics and anti inflammatory ingredients.

Today I am sharing with you my own Turmeric latte recipe that works every time I am in need of an extra boost of energy, or want to get rid the symptoms of a stubborn cold/flu. I use it all year around and it has helped me very much to alleviate the symptoms of my Insulin resistance and inflammation.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Teaspoon of Turmeric Powder (preferably organic)
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered Ginger root or three spoons of fresh cut Ginger if available.
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon.
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Anise or Star Anise.
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of powdered cloves or three cloves.
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Black pepper (Super important to activate the absorption of Curcumin into your bloodstream).
  • 1 cup of vegetable milk or milk of your preference (I used Oatly oat milk).
  • 1 teaspoon of Coconut oil.
  • 1 1/2 spoon of Stevia, Xylitol, Coconut sugar or your preferred sweetener. (I use Stevia, which is good for insulin resistance).
A picture of silver spoons with the Spices needed to create a turmeric latte .

OPTIONAL:
Add any adaptogenic herbs of your preference. I use Astragalus and Ashwaganda to power up my turmeric latte.

1. Pour the milk in a pot and heat it in medium heat.

Pouring milk in to a pan for preparing turmeric latte.
Milk starts to boil very rapidly and explosively so pay attention and turn down the heat as soon as it starts to boil.

2.  Add all the dry ingredients

Starting from the Turmeric powder/root stirring constantly. One you have mixed all the ingredients well, let the milk rise a little bit and turn off the heat. Add the coconut oil and stir.

Spices of turmeric latte preparation
Mix the ingredients together with a spoon and let the turmeric latte simmer for a while. 2-3 minutes.

3. Strain

After you have mixed together the ingredients and let the latte simmer in the pot on low heat it’s time to pour it into a cup. If you don´t like to have small particles of cinnamon and other spices in your drink you can use a strainer. Serve the Turmeric Latte hot in a ceramic mug. Remember that Turmeric stains wood very easily and anything else it gets in contact with! 🤭

using a strainer to filter turmeric latte

4. Enjoy!

Let it cool off a little because the Turmeric milk is thicker and it takes some time to cool.

Ready to drink turmeric latte

I hope that you enjoy this easy to make recipe! Let me know if you try it in the comments below. Good luck! 💕

Background and nutritional facts about Turmeric Latte.

When I heard about Turmeric latte for the first time I thought that it was a bit gross to use cooking spices for making a drink. How wrong I was! It turns out that it is one of the tastiest warm drinks I have ever had and has become my most favorite recipe for colds and flu symptoms too.

Turmeric is a Herb and it’s a flowering plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, the roots of which are used in cooking. 

Turmeric comes from the plant Curcuma longa, which is a very beautiful plant with vibrant red/pink flowers. Its active part is the root, which can be used either raw or in pulver and it used in different kinds of food as a natural colorant. Curry is for instance made with Turmeric and a combination of other spices and herbs.

Turmeric has been used since the Vedic times 4,000 years ago. Its been a revered herb because of its deep connection to the sun and the Hinduism “divine mother” or the feminine aspect of  the universe, or the spiritual spark of all life. It is widely used in Indian food and it has become gradually popular in this side of the world because of its healing properties.

According to Healthline.com Turmeric latte´s properties are:

  • Key Ingredients Are Loaded With Antioxidants.
  • May Help Reduce Inflammation and Joint Pain.
  • May Improve Memory and Brain Function.
  • Curcumin in Turmeric May Improve Mood.
  • May Protect Against Heart Disease.
  • May Lower Blood Sugar Levels.
  • May Reduce Your Risk of Cancer.
  • Antibacterial, Antiviral and Antifungal Properties May Boost Immunity.
  • Ginger and Turmeric May Improve Digestion.

Calcium and Vitamin D contribute to Stronger Bones.

Seems like a pretty powerful delicious drink, don’t you think?

The main active compound in Turmeric is called Curcumin, which is rich in anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Turmeric in big amounts becomes bitter. If you are using powdered turmeric the recommended dosage per day is 1 tsp / 2 – 4 gms per day. Since the powder version has lower absorption than the root it is recommended to activate the turmeric with Black pepper. The reason for this is that Curcumin is poorly absorbed by our bloodstream but Black pepper main active compound Piperine can boost the absorption of certain compounds in the digestion process by 2000%!

This recipe and many other herbal remedies are included in my herbal zine “My herbal helpers” where I share my favourite recipes for everyday issues as well as cures that have been in my family for generations.

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