There's nothing quite like a sweet, milky, creamy drink to warm you up from the inside out. But what about one that's delicious and warming, but also packs a massive anti-inflammatory punch? Enter: the turmeric latte.
You would've seen these on the menu of every healthy cafe in the past few years, but at $5 a pop, they aren't cheap. The good news is, unlike barista coffee, you can make a golden latte at home - easy as.
Here's how we like to do it...
- 1 cup of milk of choice (I prefer coconut, soy or oat)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric (grated fresh or powder)
- 1 teaspoon of ginger (grated fresh or powder)
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1-2 drops of vanilla extract
- Pinch of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of honey (to taste)
Add all ingredients to a small pot over medium heat and stir/whisk to combine. Once combined, I use a stick blender to whip it up, which creates a bit of foam on top, but you don't have to. Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy!
Notes: I like fresh, finely grated ginger and turmeric, because I'm interested in eating foods as close to their natural state as possible. However, if you do it this way, you'll get some of the pulp-y bits at the bottom. If you want a smooth, fully blended, cafe-style latte, go for the powder.