Winter drink of choice: Plant-based turmeric latte

I pretty much said goodbye to coffee and howdy to turmeric lattes this winter. These golden cups of warmth are packed with flavour and antioxidants! I grew up with turmeric as a staple in our home used to nourish food, treat digestive issues and applied on the skin for a flawless glow.

Apart from this being a moreish tasting drink that both my toddler and I have come to love during this cold season, it also packs a substantial amount of health benefits.

  • Turmeric
    • Digestion boosting powerhouse
    • Anti-inflamatory
    • Aids metabolism
    • Antibiotic
    • Lowers cholesterol
    • Natural liver detoxifier
    • Relieves headaches
    • Decongestant
  • Ginger
    • Aid nausea
    • Reduce inflammation
    • Heartburn
  • Cinnamon
    • Reduces blood sugar levels
    • Builds immune system
    • Eases mentstrual cycles

I have opted to used a plant based milk as we are on a journey to a more plant based diet (a post for a another day!). You can use water, but you won’t get the creamy texture and it will turn out more like a tea than latte…both versions are tasty.This drink can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.Warm and enjoy whenever desired!

Turmeric Latte

2 cups unsweetened almond milk

1cm piece grated fresh turmeric

2cm freshly grated ginger

1 cinnamon quill

1 teaspoon ground cardamon

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon rind

Pinch freshly cracked black pepper (aids the digestion of turmeric)

Place all ingredients in a saucepan and gently simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.

Strain through a small sieve and enjoy!

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