Turmeric lattes seem to be the latest craze in the health food world and for good reason. Around my house, turmeric lattes aren’t a new thing. I’ve seen my mom make them multiple times to help combat her arthritis and will admit to being turned off to the idea of drinking turmeric flavoured milk.
However, lately, I’ve been seeing turmeric lattes popping up on my Instagram as a switch up from typical espresso lattes and I’ve been interested in finally giving them a try. I know I definitely need it after a few days of eating junky food. We’ve all seen matcha green tea lattes, but what’s so great about these yellow drinks?
For starters, turmeric is full of amazing benefits. Here’s just a few you might not know:
- Has cancer-preventing properties
- Reduces inflammation of joints and muscles, especially related to rheumatoid arthritis
- Helps moderate blood sugar
- Boosts your immune system
- Has antibacterial and antiviral properties- perfect for tackling a cold
- Detoxifies your liver
And the list goes on!
As much as a turmeric latte seemed gross to me, I’ve figured out a way to make it actually taste okay. It takes some getting used to, but with almond milk and a good amount of honey, you’ll be able to enjoy the taste and benefits of a turmeric latte. Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 tsp. (or less if you’re a little hesitant of the flavour) of turmeric
- 1/2 tsp. of ground ginger
- 3 cardamom pods
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg
- pinch of cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients into a saucepan over medium heat and whisk until there are no clumps and the almond milk is nice and warm and frothy
- Pour through a strainer into mugs and enjoy!
If you want a frothier latte you can use a handheld milk frother or immersion blender to whizz up the milk even more.
Did you know turmeric is also great for dogs? According to Dogs Naturally Magazine, turmeric is great for reducing inflammation which can be linked to cancer, arthritis, kidney disease, dental disease etc. It can relieve arthritis, relieve and treat cancer, and treat gastrointestinal disorders in dogs as well. Overall, turmeric is a great way to replace steroids and medications for your dog and for yourself.
Cheers to healthy drinks!