“Curcumin, an active component of Turmeric may be helpful in treating a variety of inflammatory conditions including Crohn’s Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis”
Simple Turmeric Latte with Ginger
The frothiness of this Turmeric Latte is achieved by blending it in a small blender for 5 seconds or less. Because the milk is warmed, blending it any longer than this is not recommended. This is definitely a cafe-worthy drink. Once you try it I guarantee you will be hooked just like me.
- 1 cup (+2 tbsp) milk or milk alternative (milk with a fat content works best*)
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger root peeled and minced
- 1 tsp fresh turmeric root peeled and minced
- 1 tsp coconut oil extra virgin
- 1 tsp maple syrup (or honey)
- dash sea salt
Heat the milk or milk alternative in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring it just before the boiling point. You shouldn't see bubbles forming, but instead some small movement in the liquid. Remove from heat.
Add the ginger, turmeric, coconut oil, maple syrup and the salt into a small blender (I use a Nutri Bullet but a Magic Bullet would work just fine). Add 2 tbsp of milk to help the mixture blend better. Blend the mixture until the ginger and turmeric make a nice liquid puree.
Next, add the warmed milk to the blender. Blend for 5 seconds or less, no longer because the warmed liquid will create a negative pressure and the lid of the blender will be difficult to remove.
You have an option to strain it, but I prefer to not. When you pour the drink, a nice foam should form on the top layer. Taste and adjust for sweetness.
Adapted from Goop - Ginger Turmeric Latte
*Choosing a milk alternative with a higher fat content makes for a more creamy late. I like using Pea Milk. Organic would work too. I have also made it with my Homemade Hemp Milk Recipe.
Make it vegan: Use milk alternatives, and maple syrup in place of honey.
Add more protein: Use Pea Milk, Soy Milk or Homemade Hemp Milk which are higher in protein than other milk alternatives.
Boost the nutrients: Try adding double the amount of fresh ginger and turmeric for a stronger and more nutrient-dense drink.