I had my first turmeric latte at Le Pain Quotidien at the Calabasas Commons and though it was quite different, it was also delicious. When it comes to latte, I love me some chai tea latte or vanilla latte, but venturing out a little, I decided to try this gold colored drink. The benefits of turmeric are nothing new to me, and in fact, I take a couple of turmeric capsules from Costco whenever I remember to. Turmeric is part of the ginger family and is said to have anti-inflammatory benefits, antioxidants, may improve brain functioning, and may lower heart disease- among others. Though these things are not scientifically proven, as a spice, I think it can’t hurt to have a little turmeric here and there. I wouldn’t take turmeric solely for the purpose of healing myself, however, I like to enjoy healthful food like ginger, turmeric, green tea, etc., as a complement to my overall diet. Like everything else in life, I am a firm believer of moderation, whether it is in indulgent items like cheesecake or wine, or something that may be healthy, like turmeric latte. So anyway, I wanted to share my take on a turmeric latte recipe, which you can see below. The recipe calls for about 1 cup, but modify as you want.
Turmeric Latte Recipe
1 cup of plain almond milk
1 teaspoon of coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon of ginger (I prefer a little bit more)
1-2 teaspoon of honey
a sprinkle of cinnamon
1. Heat the almond milk in a saucepan and gently mix in all the other ingredients.
2. You can also heat a cup of almond milk in the microwave to your desired temperature and then slowly mix in the rest of the ingredients.
3. Enjoy your drink!