Ok, so in case you haven't noticed, the thermostat has been creeping downwards in these parts. That means we all need a little something to keep us warm & cozy on those dark and cold nights, amiright?
This beautiful Turmeric Latte is just the thing to leave you feeling relaxed and toasty all over. I love it's gorgeous golden colour and it also smells divine, with notes of fresh ginger, honey and cinnamon.
I've been drinking a version of this milk since I was a little kid. Every time I got sick, my mom would bust out the "Haldi" milk, warm it up to just the right temperature, and I'd sit down on the couch, feeling very grown-up sipping it out of my big person mug :)
As always, mom knew best. This delicious drink has so many immune boosting properties (something we can all use this time of year) and it's also great for helping to relieve achy muscles.
Turmeric is a true wonder spice. Coming from a root similar to ginger, it contains curcumin which is loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties (not to mention it helps to promote healthy & glowing skin!).
Ginger also has so many healing benefits and is super friendly on our digestive system. If you’re feeling nauseous, a little ginger might be the cure. With natural cold-fighting properties, it helps with congestion, while boosting immunity.
Cinnamon is warming and calming, while also balancing blood sugar levels and stimulating digestion. There's also a small pinch of black pepper in this latte (it's crucial to help get maximum absorption of the curcumin in the turmeric, but don't worry, you won't taste it!).
So here's what you'll need:
1.5 cups Milk (any type)
1 tsp Honey
1/2 tsp Turmeric, ground
1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp Ginger, ground
1 small pinch Black Pepper
Heat milk in a sauce pan on med-high. Just heat it to a simmer, do not boil. After it's heated through you can add all the ingredients and whisk the honey until it's melted and everything is well mixed.
Another method is to pour the hot milk into a blender, add the rest of the ingredients and blend till combined and frothy. This is the way I like to do it, just be careful when handling hot liquids in your blender.
I'm so excited for you to give this a try!
Yours in health,