This turmeric golden milk latte is a creamy delicious treat that’s good for you too! If you enjoy chai tea this might be the recipe for you. The main ingredient turmeric is full of nutrients, antioxidants, and immune-boosting properties.
Turmeric contains a bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin has been used all the way back to ancient India. Unfortunately, the content of curcumin in turmeric is only 3% by weight and is poorly absorbed by the body. Therefore the best way to consume turmeric for its medicinal benefits is in capsule form because they normally have a higher concentration of curcumin.
Not only that, black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which will increase the absorption in the bloodstream by 2,000%. Curcumin is also fat soluble so adding in a tablespoon of coconut oil or using a fatty milk such as full-fat coconut milk will also help your body absorb the nutrients.
Easy Recipe to Make
This recipe is very simple and uses very few ingredients. I chose to use Herbal Roots turmeric capsules that already have black pepper and ginger powder in them. You can just open it up and the powder will come out.
If you don't have turmeric capsules you can definitely just use regular turmeric powder and add in a pinch of black pepper and some ginger, or cinnamon but that step is totally optional.
Then for sweetener, you can use whatever you want. I would recommend honey, agave, or maple syrup but if you want to make this recipe keto you can use stevia as well. Choose whichever plant milk of your choice and a tablespoon (roughly) of coconut oil and you're ready to go!
First, put a pot with 1 ½ cups of milk on the stove on medium heat. Once the milk is warm add 3 turmeric capsules or 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
Next, add a pinch of ground black pepper, ⅛ -¼ teaspoon ginger powder, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (both optional I just think it compliments the flavor really nicely) then add 1 tablespoon of sweetener and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and stir until combined.
Keep the pot on the heat until the milk is scalded, about 5-7 minutes.
While this is on the stove you can taste it and see if you want to add anything else to it, maybe you like it more sweet, or with more cinnamon, it's all up to you!
Turmeric Golden Milk Latte Recipe
- 3 turmeric capsules or 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 ½ cups plant milk
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ -¼ tsp ginger powder
- 1 pinch black pepper (if you're not using capsuled turmeric with black pepper in it)
- 1 tbsp honey or agave
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
Add all ingredients to a pot over medium heat. Stir until combined and let sit on the stove until milk is scalded, ( about 5-7 minutes). After the milk is warm and all ingredients are mixed in, transfer to a mug and enjoy!
As you can see this recipe is very easy to make and very versatile to dietary restrictions or any personal preferences. I believe everyone should be including turmeric into their diets and this is one of the best ways to enjoy it and also retain all the possible benefits turmeric has to offer!
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