Turmeric Golden Milk Latte Recipe
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 anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric contains a bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin has been known to treat inflammation 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 through 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.
Benefits of Turmeric Golden Milk
Anti-inflammatory properties are really important to long term health.
Inflammation happens when white blood cells enter the bloodstream to protect from any invaders. This causes more blood flow, swelling and heat to one area in the body.
Now that is perfectly fine and essential to your well being, although chronic long term inflammation can lead to serious health problems. Some problems that can occur from chronic inflammation include, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, asthma, obesity, heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.*
So as you can see it's very important to be consuming things with anti-inflammatory properties no matter where you get it from. This recipe contains all those benefits while also being a delicious treat so you can enjoy your food while also eating healthy!
Easy Recipe to Make
This recipe is very simple and uses very few ingredients. I chose to use a turmeric capsule that already has black pepper and ginger powder in it. 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 milk on the stove on medium heat. Once the milk is warm add 3 capsules or 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
Next add a pinch of ground black pepper, an 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 ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 ½ cups plant milk
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ -¼ tsp ginger powder
- 1 pinch black pepper (if you're not using a 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 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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