Ginger-Turmeric Latte

Ginger & Turmeric Rhizomes

Ginger & Turmeric Rhizomes

By Cat, Sept 21, 2015; updated Oct 15, 2016 (Photo, right, from Lisa’s Project Vegan blog (3))

This recipe (originally from Mercola) reminds me of Golden Milk (Turmeric Tea), but I’m posting it separately, as the Golden Milk post is getting a bit long with so many versions.

This is warming beverage rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients. It is perfect for a fall or winter day. Or chilled with ice, like an iced latte.

Ginger-Turmeric Latte

Almonds

Almonds

Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons

I recently added Golden Milk  to my daily regimen, just before bed for a better sleep and to help me heal from inflammation issues. It is delicious! Ive been wondering if it would also be good as a coffee-free latte, and today I saw a recipe for just that on Mercola’s website (4), which I’ve adapted here. This version adds coconut sugar and coconut oil, and uses almond milk. I would prefer to use fresh dairy milk, and would sprinkle a bit of ground cinnamon on top when serving.

You may wonder about the added fat and black pepper; they are essential to help with absorption; use full-fat dairy milk (cream-at-the-top) or coconut oil.

Ingredients & Equipment

Original Method

Note that your blender and saucepan will get stained yellow from the spices.

  1. Peel ginger and turmeric root, then grate each. Combine with coconut sugar, coconut oil and sea salt in a blender.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the almond milk over medium heat until it’s just simmering.
  3. Pour the hot almond milk into the blender and whirl until smooth and frothy.
  4. Pour into a serving cup and sprinkle latte with cinnamon powder (optional).

Alternate methods

I’ve not tested these methods because I don’t have a latte steamer. Note that your blender or steamer-cup will get stained yellow from the spices.

  1. Using fresh ginger & turmeric: Combine the grated fresh turmeric and ginger, coconut sugar, coconut oil and sea salt in a blender. Add to almond or dairy milk and steam with a latte steamer.
  2. Using dried ginger & turmeric: Combine all ingredients and steam with a latte steamer.

Mercola’s Golden Milk

This recipe moved to my Golden Milk (turmeric Tea) post.

References:

  1. Mercola on Golden Milk (articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/09/21/golden-milk.aspx)
  2. Health Impact News September 14, 2015, golden milk recipe (healthimpactnews.com/2015/golden-milk-recipe-with-turmeric-and-virgin-coconut-oil)
  3. Ginger & Turmeric image: lisasprojectvegan.com/2014/03/11/fresh-ginger-turmeric
  4. Mercola’s Ginger-Turmeric Latte recipe: articles.mercola.com/herbs-spices/turmeric.aspx

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