I’ve never been the biggest fan of turmeric, but I am a fan of it’s anti-inflammatory benefits, and when combined with other spices it’s quite pleasant.
For this latte, I combined this magical spice with cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and cardamom for a wonderful caffeine-free blend.
I also added a pinch of ashwagandha for an added relaxing effect!
This latte is mildly sweet, creamy, spicy and fragrant, with a beautiful golden glow.
Spices are an amazing addition to any diet. They often help to kill parasites, promote healthy blood circulation, promote proper digestive fire and relieve the body of inflammation.
While I do appreciate turmeric, I don’t necessarily think it’s the end all be all of healing herbs and spices. Cinnamon, for example, has some equally fantastic health benefits including the promotion of healthy blood sugar levels, easing of PMS symptoms and enhancement of digestive function.
Is turmeric all hype?
Probably to some extent.
When I was referred to a naturopathic doctor for my chronic depression as a teenager, the first supplement she recommended to me was turmeric.
After a long period of time taking it, I did notice a very small difference, but ultimately I think there were multiple factors in my recovery.
Turmeric has been shown in studies to be a very effective treatment for major depressive disorder.
The benefits are undeniable, so let’s put it in a yummy hot drink and sip away!
12 oz raw almond mylk
1 tsp maple syrup or raw honey OR 1/8 tsp monkfruit or stevia
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp turmeric powder OR 1 tsp fresh turmeric juice
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1/4 tsp ginger root powder OR 1/2 tsp fresh ginger juice
1/4 tsp ashwagandha powder
1 tsp coconut oil OR MCT oil
1/8 tsp sea salt
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until frothy and golden. To keep this recipe raw, continue blending until warm.
- Add to a small saucepan and heat on low, stirring frequently, until desired temperature is reached.
- Pour into your favorite cozy mug.