Updated: Feb 27
This healing turmeric latte is the perfect nourishing blend to boost the immune system and leave you feeling fantabulous. Laced with anti-inflammatory spices such as turmeric, cinnamon and ginger.
Let’s get nerdy!
Curcumin, the antioxidant that gives turmeric its golden hue, has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, gastrointestinal health properties, which have been linked to the prevention of cancer cell growth and management of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease.
The high antioxidant and anti-bacterial content in turmeric also means it is great for helping to reduce the symptoms of cold and flu. Adding to its impressive list of nutritional benefits, turmeric is rich in manganese, zinc, B group vitamins and iron, which can help support a healthy metabolism. Turmeric is a true superfood because it’s classified as an adaptogen, which means it helps the body adapt to stressors like environmental toxins, inflammatory foods, and lack of sleep.
Ayurveda’s golden herb has been used for centuries to treat a wide range of diseases and ailments. Whilst Ayurveda culture has known of its incredible medicinal properties, modern day science in the Western world is now catching up. You can use turmeric in a tea for chest infections and digestive issues. It’s often used in curries and Indian dishes.
It is also an exceptional anti-inflammatory and is a powerful choice for fighting bacterial and fungal infections. There are at least 20 molecules in turmeric that are anti-biotic. 14 of these are known to be cancer preventative. 12 are anti-inflammatory and 12 are anti-tumour. And at least 10 are anti-oxidants. Turmeric is also known to protect the liver from toxins and pathogens.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
1 cup milk (coconut or almond) or use filtered water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
A pinch of pepper
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
1 Tbsp coconut
Your choice of sweetener to taste (I use agave nectar)
Optional Add Ins: 1 tsp ginger powder, 1/2 – 1 Tbsp coconut butter, 1-2 tsp adaptogenic herbs of your choice
Add all of your chosen ingredients to a small saucepan and heat on low-medium until the gelatin has dissolved completely. If you’re using collagen instead don’t add it yet. Taste and adjust the sweetness to your own tastebuds. Pour the mixture into a blender and blitz for 30 seconds – 1 minute.
NB: If adding in the collagen instead of the gelatin add it in now and blend again for 10 seconds, this prevents the protein in the collagen from denaturing too much.
This drink is incredibly grounding, nourishing and a warming drink – it’s a perfect drink for morning or afternoon tea.
Pour into a mug and enjoy![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]