Do you enjoy hot drinks? Have you ever heard of Turmeric latte? If you are a health fanatic who indulge in hot drinks, or loves to try new trends then this latest health craze is for you.
Turmeric has an active compound curcumin which is a very powerful antioxidant that is well known to fight Alzheimer’s disease, prevents cancer, helps pain management and aid in almost all degenerative diseases.
This is an ingredient that is usually added to dishes. More often, it can be served as turmeric tea. Just wait until you have tried a turmeric latte. It’s also called the golden milk which refers to the main ingredient milk. This drink is very easy to prepare and taste good too! You can actually make it by three basic ingredients, which is any milk, turmeric powder and sweetener of your choice. Depending on your preference, go ahead and recreate your own. The best healthy recipe can be:
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 2 Tbsp raw honey
- Pinch of freshly ground pepper (optional)
You make it by simply heating the milk using slow to medium heat. Occasionally stir it, and when soft bubbles begin to appear, add all the other ingredients.
Mix well, and after 2 minutes transfer mixture to your cup and garnish lightly with turmeric powder using a sifter. A quick fact: research proves that pepper (piperine) enhances the absorption of turmeric (curcumin). That means you’ll get higher absorption rate of the turmeric health benefits.
The turmeric latte taste light and refreshing like ginger, but has a bit longer after-taste. The milk compliments the turmeric nicely, and balances the flavor profile. Ginger makes the taste more complex by its mild spice taste. Cinnamon gives the lovely aroma plus honey gives it just enough sweetness. You’ll feel the silky smooth characteristics of milk on the first sip.
You can also use fresh turmeric with this recipe, just boil 1/4 cup turmeric in 3 cups of water for 30 minutes. Just keep in mind the ratio is 20% turmeric water and 80% milk.
Drinking turmeric latte is perfect for those cold days that feels like your too lazy to do anything. Kidding aside, this healthy drink is a fix if your staying away from caffeinated drink. Although turmeric latte is not for everyone, it is definitely worth a try. A unique taste for you to discover.
A parting motto for you to remember this new-found companion drink, “the more you drink, the better”