A couple of months ago I decided to try and eat as many anti-inflammatory foods as possible. It was pretty easy working my way down the list, until I got to tumeric... To be honest I wasn't really sure how to try and eat this on a daily basis. I started Googling and Pinteresting recipes (as one does). Tumeric latte recipes kept coming up, honestly I wasn't that keen so I kind of just skipped over it for a little while. But, a few weeks ago I decided to just give it a go. The first recipe wasn't as bad as I thought but definitely wasn't sold. I tried another recipe, much better, but still not quite. I made a few changes and ended up with the tastiest tumeric latte!
Tumeric is not only an amazing inflammatory fighter, it balances blood sugar, relieves anxiety and a great energy booster. I've even given up my afternoon cappuccino and make myself one of these instead. So, here's my recipe:
250ml Almond Milk
1-2tsp Xylitol / Raw Honey
1/2tsp Organic Tumeric
1/2tsp Organic Cinnamon
1/4tsp Freshly Grated or Ground Ginger
2tbsp Coconut Oil
Heat the almond milk in a pan on the stove. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk or blend until frothy. Enjoy!
Healthy notes: Tumeric is fat soluble, which means that it's absorbed better when consumed with fats, sometimes shop bought almond milk doesn't have enough fat which is why the coconut oil is added. If your almond milk is home made then it's not necessary to add the coconut oil.
Variations: Add 1tsp of cocoa or 1/2 a tsp of vanilla extract.
My name is Megan, I'm a non-practicing Nutritionist. I live in Cape Town with my husband and two crazy dogs. Read more.