Turmeric Latte

Turmeric Latte

The hot new drink on the health scene, Turmeric latte. 

I know, if you haven’t tasted a Turmeric Latte yet, it does sound a bit ominous. I mean turmeric is usually for curries, right? But trust me, it’s worth a try. For one, introducing a daily consumption of turmeric into your diet is definitely a winner, but it really does taste delicious too.  It is a combination of nut milk and spice and can be taken in the morning as a much more calming and clearing alternative to coffee, or maybe at night as a comforting alternative to hot chocolate. (Scroll down for recipe)

Actually Turmeric Latte (aka Golden Milk), has been around for centuries in India’s Ayurvedic world. It is a key medicinal spice used to heal anything from anxiety and stress through to a cough or the common cold. The magic of turmeric is all down to its anti-inflammatory effects; so with a physical ailment it can reduce the inflammation of the effected organ or tissues and therefore the negative symptoms reduce.

But of course being all VYM, we want to know how does this work in terms of our emotional wellbeing?

Well, in many Eastern medicinal practises (Ayurveda being one), it is understood that our mind and body are connected and therefore health concerns in our mind will be linked to our bodies and visa versa, (something we are beginning to see western medicine taking on board). This means that if we are experiencing some emotional imbalance, the likelihood is there will be physical imbalance in the body, seen as inflammation. For example, if I’m feeling irritable or angry in my mind, I may experience things like hot flushes, bad skin, aching joints or muscles in my body. All indicating an inflammation of heat (like a fire) present in the body. So common sense dictates we need to cool it down and reduce that inflammation. Call in the Turmeric. 

If you’re interested in finding out more about how food can help you’re mood, check out our coaching and mood boost packs.

Turmeric Latte
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 mugs worth of Almond milk
  2. 1 tsp Turmeric
  3. A pinch of black pepper
  4. 1 large tsp of coconut oil
  5. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1 drop of vanilla essence
  7. 1/2 - 1 tsp honey (dependant how sweet you want it)
Instructions
  1. Put everything in a pan over a simmering heat (minus the honey)
  2. Mix together until heated
  3. Add the honey and mix again
  4. Pour into two cups
  5. If you have a milk froather use to create that lovely froathy top
  6. Sprinkle of cinnamon to serve
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