Turmeric boasts a number of health benefits. Thanks to its active ingredient, curcumin, it has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
I love enjoying a hot turmeric latte, also known as golden milk, during the autumn and winter - although in summer you can always make an iced version by allowing the finished product to cool, pouring it into a glass and throwing in a handful of ice.
I've added a few ingredients to this recipe which are totally optional but will provide you with added health benefits. For example, black pepper helps your body absorb curcumin more effectively. As curcumin is fat soluble, adding some coconut oil may also help to increase its effectiveness.
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Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder (or some turmeric latte mix)
One cup plant based milk of your choice
Quarter teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch ground black pepper
Sweetener such as maple syrup or stevia
One teaspoon coconut oil
1. Heat the milk gently in a saucepan, frothing with a whisk or milk frother.
2. Add the turmeric and any of the optional ingredients you are using.
3. Whisk all the ingredients together while simmering for a few minutes. Be careful not to let the milk boil.
4. Pour into a mug and enjoy!
What's your favourite way to use turmeric? Let me know in the comments.
If you liked this recipe, you should also enjoy my matcha latte which is just as simple to make!
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