Enjoy the benefits of turmeric and ginger (also known as golden milk), with this flavourful, soothing, easy and healthy recipe for turmeric latte. This recipe is vegan, paleo and whole 30 suitable with a keto option. A great alternative to coffee in the morning too!
This Turmeric Latte Recipe is my to-go-to drink, especially during the colder winter evenings. This is one of the first recipes that I wrote on my blog. I have now updated it with fresh photos.
Some benefits of turmeric latte include:
- Great for breastfeeding mums: This is only a personal observation, based on my experience. I noticed that my milk production greatly increased whilst I was breastfeeding whenever I took one glass of turmeric latte per day.
- Weight-loss: According to research, curcumin is beneficial as it reduces insulin and leptin resistance, sets in gear the fat-burning gene-signals and reduces inflammation.
- Alzheimer's prevention: One study established that curcumin, which is contained in turmeric, could prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by eliminating amyloid plaque build-up in the brain.
- Anti-inflammatory and painkilling properties: Turmeric is well-known for its pain-killing and anti-inflammatory properties and is listed for example, as a natural pain suppressant in the treatment of arthritis by the Arthritis Foundation.
Did you know that the biggest problem with turmeric is making sure that its compounds get absorbed from the gut? Because the absorption of turmeric is not maximised if turmeric is not taken together with fats or oils, this recipe uses coconut oil.
I like to first roast the spices and half of the turmeric, then add the milk and the rest of the turmeric in this latte recipe.
To make turmeric paste, mix all the ingredients with a bit of water. Start with a tablespoon of water then mix. Add more water - one tablespoon at a time until you get a paste-like consistency.
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This turmeric latte recipe uses readily available ingredients, easy to find in most supermarkets or kitchen.
- 400 ml unsweetened plant milk - such as almond milk or coconut milk
- 1 tsp freshly ground turmeric - you can also use powdered turmeric but freshly ground turmeric gives the best flavour and nutritional benefits.
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground ginger - similar to turmeric above, I would advise using fresh ginger. Only use ginger powder if you do not have an option.
- 1 pinch of Cardamon
- 1 pinch of ground black pepper - aids the absorption of turmeric as it contains Piperine, a compound that inhibits the breakdown of turmeric in the gut and the liver. It does so by increasing its bio-availability.
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- Coconut sugar, Medjool dates or honey (for paleo) or erythritol or your preferred low carb sweetener (for keto).
Recipe for Turmeric Latte (Paleo, Vegan)
- 400 ml unsweetened plant milk ssuch as almond milk
- 1 tsp freshly ground turmeric
- 1 tsp freshlyground ginger
- 1 pinch cardamom
- ½ tsp blackpepper
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1-2 tbsp erythritol (2 Medjool dates -pitted for paleo)
- Blend the milk, erythritol or dates and one half of the turmeric. Make sure there are no lumps.
- Roast the other half of the turmeric together with the rest of the spices in a pot, taking care not to let the spices burn.
- Add in the blended turmeric-milk mixture. Let it get warm, it should not boil.
- Lastly, add the coconut oil and mix until properly melted.
- Serve in cups. Enjoy warm.
- To enhance the flavour of the spices, roast half of the turmeric together with the rest of the spices before adding in the turmeric milk.
- You can make turmeric paste by mixing all the ingredients with a bit of water to form a smooth paste. This can then be stored in the freezer for later use, using an ice tray.
--- Please consider this nutritional information as an estimate, as it will tend to vary depending on the particular ingredients used.---
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