I drink a turmeric almond milk latte, a lot. At least once a day if not more, so I am surprised that I have never put the recipe on here. Whenever I post about it on my instagram or stories, many of you ask for the recipe, what it tastes like, what are the benefits, if I like it (??), etc. So I am going to share it all here.
I love this drink in the evenings before I head to bed. It is so relaxing, soothing on the digestion, and makes me feel calm before I head off to sleep. I also drink this because of the benefits that it has. It just makes me feel good. It was a spicy earthy peppery flavor to it but you can add a touch of sweetness to it to balance everything out, or if you are used to the taste, like me, I tend to never add it honey, dates, or even maple syrup. It can be a spice that takes some time getting used to.
Turmeric is known as the "healing spice" and I tend to use it in almost everything that I make. Just a few dashes and thats it! Since I have many digestive issues, this is the one warming drink that actually soothes my stomach. It is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. It can help with IBS/IBD (inflammatory bowl syndrome/disease), fighting inflammation, improve certain cancers, alleviate pain, improve diabetes and so much more. I highly recommend this spice and to get yourself familiar with it. Start by adding just a little to your savory dishes and then add more and more!
This turmeric milk makes my stomach feel less bloated and eases any pain that I may be experiencing (cramps, bloating, nausea, stomachache, etc) and it also helps me settle down after a day or work or late night working out. You will love it!
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk. *I love using vanilla
1 tsp. of turmeric
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. coconut oil or coconut butter (optional)
dash of black pepper (optional)
pinch of cloves (optional)
optional: 1 tbsp. sweetener of choice (honey or maple syrup)
*If you are new to this type of drink, I would just start off with a few dashes of each: turmeric, ginger, and the cinnamon. As it begins to heat up, taste test and add more if needed!
Over medium to low heat add all of the above ingredients. Let it simmer for 15 or so minutes. Serve immediately and finish off with a dash or two of cinnamon.
The longer you let the turmeric milk simmer, the stronger the flavor will be. However, heating it for a few minutes (5 minutes) until it becomes hot, is completely fine.
If you aren't used to the taste I suggest adding in honey or maple syrup then each time you make it add less and less. You can also add in 1 date, then blend it in your blender once it has heated!
I love adding coconut oil or coconut butter for not only taste wise, but to make it a little more filling and adding in healthy fats.
If you are using a sweetened milk, I suggest not to add in the extra sweetener.
You can also serve this over ice once it has cooled a bit.