Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
A turmeric latte is a delicious alternative to coffee, and makes the perfect afternoon pick-me-up if you need a boost. The health benefits of turmeric, and therefore a turmeric latte, are thought to be numerous and include many things you might not expect. One of the biggest turmeric benefits is said to be its anti-inflammatory compounds. This nifty side-effect of one of Asia’s most popular ingredients means turmeric could help to alleviate the symptoms of all sorts of common diseases and conditions. One of the elements that make up turmeric is rich in something called curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant and popular in anti-ageing supplements – so we think, you know, always worth a shot. You can make this simple turmeric latte from dairy-free milk if you’re trying to follow a vegan diet, are lactose intolerant or just prefer to limit your intake of dairy products. Fresh turmeric is found in lots of big supermarkets now, and is usually where the ginger and fresh herbs are stocked, but if you can’t find any then you can use the powdered form. Simply stir it into a paste with a little boiling water before mixing with your milk to ensure your turmeric latte is lump-free.
- 1tsp finely chopped fresh or dried turmeric
- 1 cup milk of your choice (almond, coconut, dairy etc)
- 1tsp honey, or more or less to taste
- 2tsps coconut oil
- Warm your chosen milk in a small pan until just before boiling point.
- Stir in all the remaining ingredients, adding more or less honey depending on taste, and remembering to mix your turmeric with a little boiling water first if using the powdered form.
- Pour the contents of your pan into a blender and blitz until you have a nice froth on top of the milk.
- Pour into a cup and serve.