On chilly winter days (or really any day you need a pick-me-up), grab these spices from your pantry and shake up your hot drink game with this easy, everyday turmeric latte. It’s my go-to when I’m craving something creamy (and plant based), but I haven’t been to the grocery store in a while.
Why drink a turmeric latte?
If the taste isn’t enough to convince you, here’s a peek into the nutritional benefits.
Turmeric: Curcumin is its main active ingredient, and it’s a nutritional all-star. It’s shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and it’s a powerful antioxidant.
Cinnamon: Like turmeric, cinnamon is also loaded with antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory benefits. And bonus: it also helps to lower blood sugar.
Ginger: A calmer of digestive issues, lowerer of blood sugar, and reliever of nausea. Ginger does a little bit of everything.
Everyday Turmeric Latte Recipe
1 ¾ cup of unsweetened plant-based milk (my faves are oat or cashew)
Just under ½ teaspoon of turmeric
A heaping ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
⅛ to ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger powder
1 medjool date, pitted
Throw all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender (I use a Vitamix), and blend on a low speed for the first 20-30 seconds. Increase to full speed until the date is fully blended.
Pour your blended concoction into a pot and heat on the stove.
Transfer to your favourite mug, and enjoy as needed.