It’s that time of year when I reach for my mug and crave those warm, comforting beverages.
One of my go-to’s is this turmeric latte aka golden milk.
This is similar to something that I actually grew up drinking or you were given this when you were sick. Turmeric is a very well-researched spice and is primarily used in India and other South Asian countries.
It is used in Ayurveda, which is an ancient medicinal practice over 5000 years old.
Turmeric, a very bright yellow-orange spice, is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as being known as a potent antioxidant to help reduce free radicals and other internal damage that can lead to chronic disease and conditions associated with ageing.
The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which is again very well researched, and contains many of the same healing properties that turmeric is known for. Sometimes this is taken in the form of a supplement which can help reduce pain and inflammation.
If you are looking to include more turmeric into your anti-inflammatory diet, this recipe is a great way to start. I also like to add it into anything that I am cooking where the flavour won’t change the dish too much. It can be very overpowering! I recommend starting with a small amount first and working your way up once you get a feel for the strong flavour of turmeric.
Turmeric (Golden Milk) Latte Recipe
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp ginger powder
½ tsp cinnamon
1 pinch black pepper
1 tsp raw local honey or maple syrup (to taste)
- On the stove, heat 1 cup of non-dairy milk of choice on medium heat in a pot.
2. Add 1 tsp turmeric (use ½ tsp if you don’t like the strong flavour and work your way up) and ½ tsp of ginger. Add sweetener of choice to taste. Heat until it bubbles up. Be careful not to over-boil. Serve and enjoy!
Alternatively, mix all into ¾ cup hot non-dairy milk inside a milk frother and sip.
I use my Breville milk frother (not sponsored but I absolutely LOVE it!).
Loved this recipe? Check out more anti-inflammatory recipes here.
Looking for more warm beverages? You might like my matcha latte recipe here.
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