Turmeric, which is that vibrant orange spice that's found in curries, is one of the most powerful healing spices out there, and it's been used for thousands of years for its amazing medicinal properties. Curcumin, the main compound in turmeric, has anti-inflammatory effects and boasts major antioxidants. It also fights against cancer, depression, helps fight/manage pain, reduce blood sugar, and even works towards healing gut issues.
You may be used to seeing turmeric as an ingredient in your favorite indian dishes, but you're a little skeptical about drinking it as your tea latte. Trust me on this one, when paired with the other delicious ingredients and spices, the flavors really come out and it tastes like the holidays in a cup - warming, comforting, and perfectly sweet. I've been drinking it every night after dinner and it's my favorite way to unwind for the night.
Something to note about the ingredients . . . Since we all want to make the most of those curcumin health benefits, it's important to add a pinch of black pepper as it improves the absorption of turmeric in our bodies. Curcumin is also fat soluble, which is why you'll always see coconut oil as an ingredient for Golden Milk lattes! Cool right? Ok let's make the holidays-in-a-cup, shall we!?
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Pinch of pepper
1. Pour almond milk into a small pot over medium heat.
2. Add all other ingredients and stir well.
3. Once warmed (but not boiling), remove cinnamon stick, then pour liquid into your blender.
Note: Make sure not to seal the blender completely with the lid as the heat can make it burst! So leave
the top slightly open on one side and blend on low. Blending makes it nice and frothy.
4. Pour into a mug and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and turmeric.