Faaaaaar folly fally out…I CAN’T get ENOUGH of my oil-infused Turmeric Lattes. Turmeric lattes are all the rage at the moment, and for good reason! Not only do they taste amazing, but they are also caffeine-free (great if you avoid caffeinated drinks, but still want something rich and full and warm to drink). But it gets better. Turmeric is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and has clinically been shown to help prevent chronic inflammation in diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Some studies point to turmeric’s potential role in fighting cancer, with the active compound in turmeric – curcumin – has enormous potential in the prevention and therapy of cancer. Curcumin is also a natural antioxidant that can help relieve conditions such as osteoarthritis. Other benefits include helping people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels.
Studies show that you need to ingest about 5 grams of turmeric per day to reap the health benefits. A standard turmeric latte drink contains about 2 grams of turmeric – so that means you only need to sip on at least two (and a bit) turmeric lattes a day. They taste so good that I can DEFINITELY do that!
I’ve incorporated cinnamon bark and nutmeg essential oil into my turmeric latte recipe, and it surely does take it to a whole spicy new level! You could also add ginger essential oil if you like, either by replacing it with the nutmeg oil or using the ‘toothpick’ method to mix it in. It’s important to include a dash of pepper in your latte, as the pepper helps to make turmeric more bio-available. Pepper also has its own set of health benefits.
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Raw honey or rice malt syrup, to taste
- pinch black pepper
- 1 drop cinnamon bark essential oil
- 1 drop nutmeg essential oil
- Combine coconut milk, turmeric, coconut oil, vanilla, honey, and pepper in a pot.
- Place over low heat and whisk until combined.
- Heat the milk until hot.
- Take off heat and allow to cool a little.
- Add cinnamon bark and nutmeg essential oils and whisk to combine.
- Pour the milk into 2 serving cups and enjoy!
Tip: you can make a bigger batch and use the cold turmeric milk to add to your morning smoothie – or just drink it cold!
This recipe is approved for our following Healing Diets:
- Adrenal Healing Nutrition Plan (post-2-week blood-sugar reset)
Author: Filipa Bellette, Clinical Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Practitioner
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