Turmeric Latte

Prep time: 5 minutes

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Turmeric is slowly becoming the nation’s favourite health food.  Last year, the Guardian even named the turmeric latte (also known as Golden Milk) as our ‘2016 drink of choice’. Not only is this drink super warming and caffeine free (yet tastes a bit like a chai latte), it has tons of nutritious benefits.  It’s full of antioxidants and has been proven to act as an anti-inflammatory.  This is due to the curcumin compound that is found in turmeric.  In fact, in Ayurvedic medicine, practitioners have been using turmeric to prevent serious health conditions such as heart disease and cancer.

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Turmeric is commonly used in cooking as a spice to add to curries and soups.  If you haven’t cooked with turmeric before, I’d recommend starting with less turmeric and building up to the full amount so that you get used to the taste.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of honey
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of almond butter (this adds a creamy texture to the drink)
  • 350ml milk (I find almond milk goes really well with this drink but you can use any kind)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of black pepper (This helps the absorption of curcumin to the bloodstream)

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and mix until the liquid is combined and frothy.
  2. Warm in a saucepan over the stove for 1 – 2 minutes and pour into mugs.  You can use a milk frother to create a foamy texture if you like.

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