Hailed as an herb with superpowers, Turmeric takes up double occupancy in our spice and medicine cabinets. While in college, I worked part-time as a waitress for an Indonesian chef who doused the golden spice into her culinary creations. Back then, I never thought that I would someday use Turmeric as a spice, a drink, and a supplement. Optimize your health with a warm Turmeric Latte.
Turmeric Fights Inflammation, Boosts the Immune System
Lauded for its anti-inflammatory properties, Turmeric can be more effective than the big league over-the-counter giants ibuprofen and aspirin.
As an herbal first aid, Turmeric surpasses cortisone in combating acute inflammation.
Turmeric makes it a powerful weapon to boost the immune system with its Kryptonite-like power to attack inflammation.
As a health-wellness coach, I collaborate with my clients to help them focus on developing a sustainable, nutritious eating life. Since Turmeric is replete with anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting benefits, incorporate Turmeric into your recipes.
An Immune Boosting Lifestyle
A golden Turmeric latte is a creative and delicious way to add the herb into your eating plan. Sip the warm, lightly spicy drink as you kick off your day or unwind at night. In addition, this Titan of hot beverages is a great way to build an ironclad immune system. That way, you can dodge wintertime colds and seasonal flu.
If you incorporate a Turmeric latte into a wholesome food eating plan, you may glide through the season with barely a sniffle. But, keep in mind, it’s essential to build an eating life that consists of immune-strengthening foods.
In addition to your eating life, you can strengthen your immune system by getting adequate sleep. Getting enough nightly shut-eye, however, rejuvenates your immune system.
Optimize the Health Benefits of Your Turmeric Latte
Herbalists at Mountain Rose Herbs mention that “One of the challenges of harnessing the benefits of turmeric is that curcumin—a component renowned for its antioxidant properties—is not particularly water-soluble and is slowly absorbed.
A way to circumvent this problem is to add black pepper to your golden latte, “fat, black pepper, and heat increases the bioavailability of the curcumin in the turmeric.”
Since dairy can cause inflammation, use a non-dairy milk base for your lattes. For example, you can choose from unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk.
To make the drink fun and authentically a latte, I add froth. You can use a handheld frother or an electric milk frother for a smooth, dense foam.
Immune Boosting Tumeric Latte Recipe
Serves 2 servings
10 minTotal Time
- 1 tbsp Ginger (grated)
- 1 cup Canned Coconut Milk
- 1 cup Water
- 1 tsp Turmeric (powder)
- 1 tbsp Raw Honey
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 1/2 tsps Coconut Oil
- Grate the ginger then squeeze the juice out of it into a saucepan.
- Discard the pulp.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and place over medium heat.
- Heat through for about 3 to 5 minutes, not letting it come to a boil.
- Whisk continuously.
- Carefully transfer into a mason jar and seal with a lid.
- Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds, or until a foam starts to form.
- (Note: You can also use a blender for this step, but the turmeric can stain the blender cup.) Pour into glasses through a sieve and enjoy! Also you can use an electric or hand held frother
Use Fresh Turmeric Root
Skip the turmeric powder and use fresh turmeric root instead. Peel turmeric root and grate. Measure out about 1 tbsp grated turmeric root per serving.
Avoid a Mess
Rinse all glasses and mugs out right after use to avoid turmeric stains. Use baking soda on turmeric stains if they do happen.
Add all ingredients except water to a mason jar. When ready to drink, just add hot water from the kettle and shake up for a warming, anti-inflammatory snack.
Use maple syrup to sweeten instead of honey.
Additional Nutritional Turmeric Latte Add-ins
After making a few Turmeric Lattes, you may want to expand this recipe. To do this, add one of the following nutritional boosts:
- Astragalus Powder
- Collagen Powder
- Reishi Mushroom Powder
- Hemp Seeds (sprinkle on top)
Always remember, have fun and enjoy foods that nourish your body.