Hello everyone! I am sure you all heard of Matcha or Turmeric Lattes before. I’ve been making these, especially the Turmeric Latte more frequently this winter, mostly because I really enjoy them but also because of all the health benefits they provide. Preventing getting sick is a big part and I think I was pretty lucky so far! Except an earache and the occasional sniffles I was fine. My kids and husband have been having colds for the last few weeks and it finely got me as well!
Turmeric, Cinnamon and Ginger have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Anti-microbial, immunity-boosting, cancer preventing. These are just some of the benefits of these beautiful spices.
Pepper contains piperine and is believed to enhance the absorption of Turmeric. And because Turmeric is fat-soluble I added some coconut oil to the latte.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture the beautiful yellow color!
Spiced Turmeric Latte
- 2 cups coconut, almond, cashew or any other milk
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch ground or finely grated fresh ginger
- pinch black pepper
-Add milk, coconut oil and honey to a small pot and bring to a quick boil.
-Reduce heat to low and while whisking add all the spices. Whisk until frothy.
Tip: I used honey to soothe my sore throat, it is optional of course. If making it vegan use maple syrup or coconut sugar instead. Sweeten to your taste.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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A Latte sounds a little fancier then a Coffee Creamer, but that is what I am using this recipe for. I do not buy flavored Creamers at the store, simply because they are full of sugar and artificial flavorings-does not taste so yummy after all if you think of it.
Since my family I have been a little sensitive to milk products I switched to nut milks. There are some good products out there, but you really have to read the ingredients. I have been making my own nut milks before as well, but I found a good brand and I find it is cheaper and easier like that.
For my coffee I like something a little creamier so I have been looking for the perfect coconut milk. That was pretty annoying…I was looking for canned versions but most brands contain stuff that I just do not want in my milk. After searching in different stores I found one brand that contain only two ingredients: 60% coconut extract and water and they also have a Tetra Pak with 85% coconut extract and water. I really like that:)
The Latte/Creamer is infused with spices and molasses to taste and smell like Gingerbread. If you’re using it as a creamer the recipe is perfect with just the coconut milk, but if you would like to use it as a Latte, usually a Latte contains coffee, but here it serves as a fancy word for a milk drink;) I would suggest mixing it with almond milk, to lighten it up a bit.
- 2cups coconut milk (full fat)
- 4tbsp molasses
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 cloves
- 3 star anise
- piece ginger, peeled
-In a medium saucepan combine milk and molasses, bring to a boil, mix well. Reduce heat, add spices and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for at least 30 minutes. Remove spices.
-Store in fridge for 1 week.
-Use cold or warm as a coffee creamer or warm it up and mix with some almond milk or milk of your choice for a latte. Also great for kids:)
Love the smell of these spices!
Sometimes we just feel like eating or drinking something sweet. My Family definitely has a sweet tooth, I am guilty of that as well. That is why I often make some healthier versions of sweet treats to enjoy. And then I think it is okay to enjoy a piece of cake or something, once in a while. You can call it a Smoothie or a Drink. It is great for breakfast or like we did, for dessert! Dairy free with Almondmilk and Coconutmilk. Flax oil is a great source of Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Sunflowerseedbutter is rich in Iron, which I need to include in my diet as much as possible. Cinnamon and Turmeric are both anti-inflammatory and have many other healing properties.
- 500ml Almondmilk
- 200ml Coconutmilk
- 2tbsp Sunflowerseedbutter
- 1tbsp Flax oil
- 1 Banana
- 2tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1/2tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2tsp Turmeric
-In a Blender mix everything until smooth.
- 1cup mixed frozen Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blackberries)
- 2tbsp Maple Syrup
- 2tbsp Water
-In a small Saucepan bring Berries, Water and Maple Syrup to a Boil. Remove from heat and squash them with a fork. Let it cool.
-Divide Berries in 4 Glasses and fill up with Almond/Coconut mix.