Turmeric Latte
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Turmeric Spice Latte

Many of you asked for this recipe, and I’m so excited to share it with you!  I crave this latte every day, and it might have something to do with our finally-cool fall season here in North Mississippi.  Ahhhhh, the warm flavors of fall!

This recipe comes with a WARNING.  It’s not only addictive for me but for others, as well.  I made this recipe yesterday morning and split it with my mom (her first time).  She delayed lunch beyond her normal time because she wasn’t hungry as early as usual.  Last night, Mom said she had craved another latte all day.  So, beware.  😉

We’ll get to the recipe, but first let’s consider the health benefits (found by Google search) of the spices involved.  Here’s the rundown:

Turmeric (from which Curcumin is derived)

  • Anti-inflammatory compounds found in Curcumin fight inflammation at the cellular level and match the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
  • Improves brain function and lowers risk of brain dysfunction.
  • Lowers risk of heart disease.
  • Studies show it to be cancer preventative and curative.
  • Arthritis pain reducer.
  • Anti-depressant.
  • Fights age related chronic diseases.

Ginger

  • Helpful for nausea.
  • Reduces muscle pain and soreness.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Lowers blood sugar.
  • Improves heart disease risk factors.
  • Helps treat chronic indigestion.
  • Menstrual pain reducer.

Cinnamon

  • Loaded with antioxidants.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Shown to reduce risk of heart disease.
  • Lowers blood sugar levels.
  • Reduces insulin resistance.
  • Beneficial for neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Helps fight bacterial and fungal infections.

You can use freshly grated turmeric and ginger root if you have them available.   Since I don’t, I use the dried organic spice options below.

Spice Trio

The Base – MILK

To start, choose a milk option.  Full-fat coconut milk is my favorite due to its rich texture and full flavor (or you could use the low-fat version).  Almond milk is always in my refrigerator, but I find the texture to be too thin for this latte – and less satisfying.  All that to say, use your  milk of choice.

Making Turmeric Latte

For sweetening and flavoring, I recommend Stevia (either liquid or pure Stevia powder) and your vanilla flavoring or extract of choice.  Kroger carries the Stevia liquid drops, but lately my Kroger only carries vanilla or orange flavored Stevia drops.  The vanilla flavored Stevia might be perfect for this latte – a two in one option.  🙂

Additions to Latte

You can find pure Stevia powder at most health food stores.  To measure the Stevia powder, this set of spoons from Amazon* is so handy.  Don’t we all need to know exactly how much a tad, a dash, a pinch, a smidge, and a drop is?  Ha!  (A great stocking-stuffer item, too.  Yikes!  Christmas is only two months away!)

The tiniest spoon (labeled “Drop”) is what you need for this latte recipe when using pure Stevia powder.

Turmeric Spice Latte

A warm and satisfying mug filled with health-boosting goodness.

Keyword Turmeric, Latte, Fall Spice
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Kim

Ingredients

  • 1 can coconut milk (or 1-3/4 cups other types of milk, but add 1 Tbsp coconut oil)
  • 3/4 tsp ground Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon (plus extra for sprinkling over top)
  • 2 drops liquid Stevia (or 1 "drop" measure [smallest spoon in set] pure Stevia powder)
  • i tsp vanilla extract or flavoring
  • 1 smidge black pepper

Instructions

  1. Pour milk of choice into small saucepan.  Add turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, sweetener, vanilla, and pepper. 

    Making Turmeric Latte
  2. Whisk well to combine while heating milk over medium heat. (About 3 minutes.)

    Heating Latte
  3. Pour into mug, sprinkle with cinnamon, and enjoy!

Do you wonder why the smidge of pepper?  It makes the turmeric more absorbable into your body.

I can hardly wait to hear what you think about this recipe.  Is this latte addictive for you?  Does it keep you satiated longer?

God created food to nourish our bodies and to build our health.  Dive in!  🙂

His blessings~

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