A homemade turmeric latte can make your morning brighter. One of our favorite alternatives to buying that same ol’ morning latte (and saving that extra $5) is to froth up some almond milk and add this golden spice called turmeric.
Turmeric is a root very similar to ginger, yet earthy in taste and bright orange in color. We know turmeric as one of the main spices in curry, but now it’s all about the golden latte. Turmeric root itself has so many healing properties that it has reached to top of the medicinal herb list, and there are over 6,000 medical articles that seek to prove its benefits. What does that mean to us? Well, we can drink up our golden turmeric lattes in good health.
Here’s how to make your own turmeric latte:
- 3 tsp ground turmeric -or- fresh grated turmeric root
- 1 cup almond milk (or coconut milk)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger root
- 3-5 green cardamom pods
- 2 tsp fresh grated cinnamon -or- ground cinnamon
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 tbl honey (optional)
Put all ingredients (except dates) into a small saucepan on stove and bring to a gentle simmer. Allow the spices to steep in the milk, approximately 10-15 minutes.
Strain the milk into a high-speed blender (like Vitamix). Either toss the strained cardamom or put it back into your saucepan to make another batch. Add the dates to the milk in blender and blend on the highest speed until frothy. You can reheat the turmeric latte on the stove top if you’d like.
Serve in a mug and sprinkle some cinnamon on top. Enjoy!