In this post, I am going to drop a recipe for an anti-inflammatory turmeric latte that is filled with antioxidants and health benefits.
Turmeric is a spice that has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine, Indian culture and Ayurvedic medicine. In its natural state, it is a root, that is in the same family as ginger. Today, it is used in culinary dishes, herbal formulas, in food therapy, as a dietary supplement and in skincare products.
I like to add turmeric to my rice, tofu dishes, and smoothies, but my absolute favorite way to consume turmeric is by making an anti-inflammatory turmeric latte.
I love making this golden latte for so many reasons. It brightens my skin, reduces inflammation and is warms and nourishes the entire body. It is super quick and easy to make, and tastes delicious too!
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Latte Recipe
Quick | Easy | Dairy-free | Soy-free | Nut-free | Vegan
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Serving size: 2
- 2 cups non-dairy milk
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 dash of ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp agave nectar (or local honey)
- Heat 2 cups of non-dairy milk on high in a medium sized sauce pan on your stovetop.
- Once the milk is hot (but not boiling) add the turmeric powder, cinnamon and black pepper and stir slowly until all ingredients are smoothly blended together.
- Add agave nectar or honey, then enjoy!
- If you have a milk frother, feel free to use it to make it extra foamy!
- Depending on what kind of non-dairy milk you are using, amount of agave nectar may vary. I like to use unsweetened milks, so just a little works for me, but everyone’s different so experiment a little bit.
Chinese Medicine Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric, also known as Jiang Huang in Chinese herbology, is a warming herb that nourishes the body, aids digestion and can strengthen the Spleen and Stomach organ systems. In Chinese medicine, it is believed to move Qi through the channels, warm the channels, reduce blood stagnation, improve circulation and stop pain.
Turmeric has been shown to be an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It is believed in Chinese medicine that blood stagnation and inflammation are the two major causes of disease within the body, and this herb combats both of those conditions.