©2018 by Emily Ranucci

  • Emily Ranucci, MS, RD

Turmeric Latte | Recipe



If you're looking for a cup of cozy, you've come to the right place.

The Turmeric Latte, also referred to as Golden Milk, is a warm, grounding cup of nourishment.


When I was living in New York City, cute coffee shops were everywhere...and they were one of my favorite things to discover. A trend that continued to grace the menus of these shops was the Turmeric Latte. One day, the Turmeric Latte ended up in my hands and the emergence of my obsession began.


I love to recreate recipes in my own home, so off I went to make an optimized Turmeric Latte.


What does "optimized" mean here with a Turmeric Latte?


Well Turmeric has the potential to be one of the most powerful anti inflammatories out there. It contains an antioxidant, Curcumin, with an abundance of scientific data pointing to its effects on fighting inflammation and inflammation- related conditions within the the human body.


The challenge at hand is that Curcumin is not readily absorbed within our body without the help from a few friends. To optimize the absorption of Curcumin and reap the powerful benefits it is imperative to prepare and serve it in a certain way. In this latte recipe, here's how we are maximizing the absorption:

  1. Adding with black pepper (you won't taste it, I promise!)

  2. Combine with fats (coconut oil or full fat coconut milk)

  3. Heat it up (warm latte coming right up!)

Read more about how to optimize Turmeric, and its amazing benefits, here: Why You Should Be Eating Turmeric (And How to Consume It Properly)


To further expand this recipe's health benefits, we have cinnamon, another beneficial spice with data on it's positive control of blood sugar as well as ginger, a digestion soother.


There's a lot to love about this warm cup of health benefits. Try it out for yourself to see how delicious it is, too!

Turmeric Latte Recipe


Yield: 1 latte | Total Time Needed: 5-7 minutes


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk (use full fat coconut milk for a richer flavor)

  • 1 tbsp Turmeric Paste

  • 1 tsp coconut oil* (may omit if using coconut milk)

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger (or 1/2 tsp ginger powder)

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (or one cinnamon stick)

  • pinch of nutmeg

  • pinch of black pepper* (you won't taste it!)

  • 1/2 tsp stevia or 1 tsp honey or maple syrup to sweeten

*increases the absorption of Curcumin, the antioxidant powerhouse in Turmeric


DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a small pot, add milk, turmeric paste, coconut oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper and sweetener. Stir together continuously on medium heat for 5 minutes. Mixture should start to steam, but not boil.

  2. Pour mixture into a mug. If using fresh ginger, send mixture through a strainer to collect particles.

  3. Garnish with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!



For more information on how to incorporate healthy recipes into your diet, or individualized recommendations, please contact me today!