Quite frankly, the trend of latte’s is getting out of hand. You can get beetroot, charcoal, turmeric, matcha, unicorn…there are even ones with glitter in them – why you’d want that is beyond me.
I will freely admit that I have tried every type of latte I can get my hands on, and whilst many do have very valid ‘health’ benefits I have to say I think the OG that started it all – the Turmeric Latte – is still the best.
Turmeric has this lovely golden hue thanks to an antioxidant called Curcumin.
“Oh – antioxidants…I know I’m meant to care about them, but I don’t know why” I hear you say.
Curcumin is extremely anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial – read: it’s great for your gut health and your muscles/joints. This also means it’s brilliant for fighting those nasty cold and flu symptoms. YAY!
But the glory doesn’t stop there – turmeric is also rich in manganese, zinc, B group vitamins and iron, all of which can help to support a healthy metabolism. AKA: it will help you maintain a healthy weight and keep your body running at optimum speed.
Turmeric is classified as an ‘adaptogen’ (oh, big fancy word – that must be important).
Basically it means that it can help the body adapt (I see what you did there!) to stressors – environmental toxins, inflammatory foods, and lack of sleep. YAY, YAY and YAY!
So smashing a turmeric latte before bed is only going to do some seriously good things for several areas of your body 🙂
There’s a million and one recipes floating around the internet, but to be perfectly honest who has the time or energy to whip up one from scratch every single freaking evening? Not me.
Instead, I create a big batch and keep it in a pretty jar that I can just scoop a teaspoon out of when I want it.
- 1 part cinamon
- 1 part ginger
- 2 parts turmeric
(Generally what this looks like for me is 1/2 cup turmeric, and 1/4 cup of the other two).
- Combine 1 teaspoon with a cup of almond milk (but you can use whatever milk you prefer).
- If I’m feeling it I’ll add a 1/2 tsp of coconut sugar – low GI to prevent my blood sugar spiking before bed – because it can be rather bitter
P.S How cute is my teacup and saucer…purchased in Oxford, England…which I feel was appropriate.