Are you looking for the perfect cozy drink to kick off your morning? Turmeric lattes are incredibly warm and pretty healthy making them a great choice. This beautiful drink is also known by names like turmeric milk and golden milk. However, the best thing about this drink is that it is extremely easy to make.
Essentially, turmeric lattes are perfect for you if you are a beginner or if you’re looking for something easy to make in the morning. Many beginner vegans who miss the warmth of coffee rely on turmeric lattes to fill the void. Even if you consume a gluten-free diet you can make this drink for yourself. Regardless of the reason why you want to learn how to make this drink, we have you covered.
Ingredients Needed To Make Turmeric Latte
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- 1.5 cup of any plant-based milk of your liking. (I prefer almond milk but you can opt for cashew milk, hemp milk, rice milk, and oat milk too)
- 1 tablespoon of freshly grated turmeric or 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
- ¼ tablespoon cinnamon powder
- ¼ tablespoon ginger powder
- A pinch of black pepper
- ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 to 3 tablespoons honey
Steps to Make Turmeric Latte
To make a cup of turmeric latte, it will take about 7 minutes. These are the steps that you must follow:
Step 1: Pour 1.5 cups of any plant-based milk into the pan and let it start boiling
Step 2: Add all spices one by one to the pan which includes turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and a pinch of black pepper. Mix everything thoroughly.
Step 3: Allow the concoction to simmer and then add honey as per your taste. You can also add vanilla extract at this point.
Step 4: Allow the drink to simmer for up to five minutes while you ensure the honey and vanilla extract is evenly mixed.
Step 5: Pour the turmeric latte straight into the container you will drink it in.
Making turmeric lattes is that simple. To prepare this delightful drink you don’t have to do much.
Benefits of Turmeric Latte
Turmeric latte is a popular drink originating from India. Turmeric has the status of a medicinal herb there and has traditionally been used to boost one’s immunity. You would be surprised to know that it has been used for thousands of years! While there is a lot of appreciation given to this drink, it might benefit you to see the scientific benefits it possesses yourself.
Turmeric is a spice well known for its yellow color. It also contains curcuminoids which have medicinal properties that benefit the human body. The most special curcuminoid is curcumin.
The benefits of turmeric include:
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Increases antioxidant capacity of the body
- Lowers risk of heart disease
- Boosts brain performance
- Helps prevent cancer
- Offers some protection against depression
Do you know how useful the black pepper can be in the turmeric latte? A compound known as piperine is naturally found in black pepper which has the ability to help your body absorb curcumin by up to 2000%. So the recipe we have prepared for you will help you benefit from everything that turmeric has to offer!