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Golden Turmeric Latte – Why This is The Best Drink in Town

Golden Turmeric Latte

Drinks, Vegan | 22nd January 2017 | By

I know I’ve given a recipe here for spiced turmeric milk already, but this being Veganuary and all that, I thought I’d give you my vegan version. Plus I’ve learnt a thing or two about the super spice since writing that post. Golden turmeric latte is not only a healthful drink, it’s also quite delicious.

Turmeric is not the most obvious ingredient for a drink, but it’s becoming increasingly popular. Even in our quiet country town, our local cafe, Olive & Co, does a mean turmeric latte. It’s become my favourite drink to order there.

Of all the common spices we’re likely to have in our kitchens, turmeric is relatively mild in taste. It might take a while to get used to it if you’re unfamiliar with the flavour, but I took to it straight away. I make a cup of golden turmeric latte two or three times a week, usually on days when I’ve not added turmeric to my morning smoothie or planning to include it in whatever I’m making for lunch or supper.

Golden Turmeric Latte

The key to consuming turmeric, apparently, is to ensure you take it with some black pepper and fat. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a powerful antioxidant which is best known for its anti-inflammatory effects. It’s also antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial and has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Curcumin, which is the main active ingredient in turmeric is, however, difficult for the body to absorb. Piperine, found in black pepper, is said to enhance its bioavailability as does taking it with fat. 

I try to consume some of this golden spice most days as my joints are decidedly creaky. Since taking it on a near daily basis for the last six months or so, I have noticed a real difference. My joints are still a bit stiff, but the pain is significantly less. I’ve also got my mother onto it; she’s really noticed an improvement in her arthritis.

Warm milky drinks have been popular for a long time and once you’ve added some sweetener, a bit of coconut oil and a sprinkle of cinnamon, this one is really very tasty. So, if you haven’t yet sipped on a golden turmeric latte, I urge you to go try a cup. It might just put a spring in your step.

Golden Turmeric Latte
Serves 2
A healthful warm milky drink that is tastier than you might imagine.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 250ml rice milk, or milk of choice
  2. 1 tsp coconut oil
  3. 1 scant tsp ground turmeric
  4. ΒΌ tsp ground cinnamon
  5. good grinding of black pepper
  6. 1 tsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Warm the milk and coconut oil gently in a pan You want to get the milk hot, but make sure it doesn't boil, especially if using a non-dairy milk.
  2. When hot, whisk in the turmeric, pepper, cinnamon and maple syrup.
  3. Taste and add a little more maple syrup if you have a sweet tooth.
  4. Pour into two small cups or glasses and sip slowly.
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    Kavey
    22nd January 2017

    Oooh delicious! I didn’t know turmeric would be more effective with pepper and fat so that’s very handy to know!

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      Choclette
      23rd January 2017

      I’m learning all the time. Luckily, I really like it with a bit of pepper.

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    Mina Joshi
    22nd January 2017

    Turmeric is such a versatile spice. It has so many uses. It’s very good for healing bones . In our home, turmeric milk is recommended for coughs too. When we were kids we used to hate the taste but now it’s not too bad. Adding maple syrup sounds good.

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      Choclette
      23rd January 2017

      Thanks Michelle. I do often have honey in it, but either way is good πŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      23rd January 2017

      Yes, easy, tasty and good for you is just what I like Angie πŸ˜‰

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    Jacqueline Meldrum
    22nd January 2017

    I’ve never thought of adding it to a drink. I add it to curry, dal, burgers and soups, but never drinks. The spicing in this has persuaded me!

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    All That I'm Eating
    23rd January 2017

    This does sound really good, what a lovely colour too. I really like turmeric in curries as it’s so fragrant so would love to give this a try.

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    PETRA
    23rd January 2017

    I love your recipe, I am definitely going to try this. I know turmeric is really good for you for different reasons but I am not the biggest fan of its flavour so I don’t use it very often, however now that I’ve come across this recipe I might start having it more often!

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      Choclette
      24th January 2017

      It’s difficult to get away from the flavour, but there’s something about this combination that makes it a real pleasure – at least for me!

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      Choclette
      25th January 2017

      Haha, I understand you completely. I stock up with fresh turmeric when I can find it, but it’s not always easy.

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    Kate
    25th January 2017

    I have been hearing so much buzz about turmeric drinks. I love the sound of this latte. I think I have everything in my kitchen to try it-sounds like the perfect things for this snowy afternoon!

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      Choclette
      27th January 2017

      Hahaha, it’s not for everyone Julie. Definitely worth trying once though.

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