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Golden Turmeric Milk and Turmeric Latte

Golden Turmeric Milk and Turmeric Latte

Golden milk or Turmeric milk is a delicious nourishing treat and since some of you are not familiar with this amazing warming and soothing drink, winter is the best moment to share the recipe with you. Golden Turmeric Milk and Turmeric Latte are my favorite winter drinks. You can’t even begin to  imagine how extremely nutritious this drink is. I already mentioned here the amazing benefits of turmeric.  Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds .

When you combine turmeric with a bit of sweetness it turns into a warm, slightly spicy, and earthy flavor. This winter you should definitely try this inflammatory fighting drink.

Why Golden Turmeric Milk is so Healing

Traditionally Golden Turmeric Milk comes from a lot of Ayurvedic practices and it is also a traditional Indian spice. You might not be so familiar with turmeric, but many cultures believe (know) it is a healthy spice. Turmeric is used to help anything,  from a cold, flu, sore throat, stomach pain and to wound healing due to its antibacterial and antimicrobial benefits.

Golden Turmeric Milk is not only high in antioxidants, it has anti inflammatory benefits as well, healthy fats (when you add a tablespoon of coconut oil), and Golden Turmeric Milk also contains manganese and iron.

In traditional recipes, you will always need to add black peppercorns as well, because this will enhance the absorption of curcumin (the main component in turmeric).

The more you will drink Golden Turmeric Milk the more you will find yourself pumping up the turmeric and lowering the amount of sweetness. It is that addictive!
The flavors of turmeric, black peppercorns, cinnamon, ginger, and (home made) almond milk go together so beautifully. The longer you simmer the Golden Turmeric Milk, the stronger the flavor is.

Golden Turmeric Milk and Turmeric Latte

Golden Turmeric Milk and Trumeric Latte
 
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A warm and comforting golden turmeric milk (latte) with a hint of sweetness and spices.
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Recipe type: beverage, drink, milk, warm
Cuisine: vegan, plantbased, healthy, dairyfree
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (homemade) almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or 1 in water soaked Medjool date
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • small pinch of black pepper
  • pinch of grated ginger (fresh is best)
Instructions
  1. GOLDEN TURMERIC MILK
  2. Simply pour all ingredients into a small pan or heat resistant cup and bring to a light boil. Don't walk away, because milk can boil fast! Whisk well to combine all ingredients. Then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, the longer it will simmer the stronger the flavors will be.
  3. Strain the milk if you have large pieces of ginger, cinnamon, peppercorns, date etc. Serve warm with a dash of cinnamon if you wish.
  4. TURMERIC LATTE
  5. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend for about 1 minute. That's it! Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil if you would like it a bit thicker like a traditional latte and if you want to enhance the absorption of turmeric even more.
  6. VARIATIONS ON GOLD MILK & LATTE:
  7. • Add 2 whole cardamom pods while the gold milk is boiling
  8. • Add 2 pieces of anise when serving
  9. • Use more maple syrup or Medjool dates if you like it sweet
  10. • Add vanilla extract to taste
Notes
* You can use whatever milk you prefer or even water, but I prefer coconut or almond milk.**If you use almondmilk like I did you could add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to make the milk a bit more warming and ''heavier''.*** Strain the milk if you're left with chunks.

photos by the green creator (c) (copyright)

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Gennie
    September 19, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Why do you suggest straining the mix? I’d have thought the blending would make a smooth and more healthy drink by giving us the whole food. Have you tried it with turmeric rhizome/root or does the powder give you greater concentrations for less? Curious cook.

    • Reply
      Bianca
      September 19, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Hi Gennie,

      You don’t have to, the only reason I suggest so is to make the taste (and experience) more smooth 🙂

      Hope this helps!

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    D. Olivia Hixson
    September 23, 2016 at 2:21 am

    Hello,

    I was wondering if it’s possible to make a big batch at a time…. Does it hold well in the fridge and does it re-heat well? Or do you have to do one daily batch?

    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Bianca
      September 23, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Hi Olivia,

      I have actually never tried this because I make this everyday in just a few minutes. But to be honest I don’t see a reason why you can’t keep this in the fridge and whisk it up (and warm it up) later. It’s only almond milk that can go ”bad”…So you can try it. Just make sure to stir it very well.

      Best,
      Bianca

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