Turmeric is one of those ingredients that seems to be everywhere, these days. I’ve always had a jar of it in my kitchen stash for recipes like curries, meat rubs, and soups, but since it’s such a potent spice that actually packs a lot of health benefits, I’ve been experimenting with it a little more.
Turmeric is, as it turns out, pretty tasty to drink.
It may seem weird, and it is! Turmeric has a pretty pungent, ginger-like flavour, so if you’re not a fan of the spice, you probably won’t like these lattes. That said, I love the slightly bitter taste of turmeric, and when combined with a touch of sweet cinnamon, these lattes are the perfect winter warmer.
Some recent studies on the health benefits of turmeric suggest that the spice may have immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory properties, and it can help sooth an upset tummy and tame heartburn. I like to consume it whenever my face breaks out, or when I’m feeling a little under the weather.
I’m not sure if there’s any science behind it, but I have noticed that after adding some turmeric to my diet, my face clears up and any unwanted breakouts disappear!
|Turmeric Cinnamon Latte|| || |
- ½ cup boiling water
- ¼ tsp ground turmeric
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch black pepper
- 1 cup milk
- Honey or agave syrup, to taste
- In a cup, add turmeric, cinnamon, and black pepper. Pour boiling water over top and stir; set aside.
- Pour milk into a large mason jar. Seal with the lid and shake for about 30 seconds until it is half full of foam. Remove lid, place in the microwave, and heat for 30 seconds.
- Pour milk and foam into turmeric tea cup. Sweeten with honey, if desired.