Today, I am sharing my latest obsession with you. My new favourite drink.
It is a warming friends, a bright and shiny mood lifter and close to a magic weapon.
The golden turmeric latte.
It will heal you and make you feel well soon- especially now when it is so easy to fall sick.
A litte lesson about Turmeric
Turmeric is one of my very favorite spices I use my kitchen because of it’s amazing health benefits, the earthy and slightly bitter but peppery flavour and the nice mustardy smell.
Turmeric also known as CurCuma is spice of a vibrant yellow colour. Better not spill it on white clothes as it will NEVER get off. Ask my mum, she knows.
Delicious and nutritious
So, turmeric is one of the key ingredients of many Indian dishes. It belongs in e v e r y good curry! Moreover, Indians use also a home remedy for wounds in their traditional medicine. Inside and outside our bodies. Next time you bleed put a pinch of turmeric and you will be surprised! Works like magic! In fact, it is known as a 'healing spice' helping wound healing, skin issues as well as sore throats, colds, flue and stomach aches due to its great antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
ALL YOU NEED:
- 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- 1 heaping tablespoon fresh turmeric root, grated (or use approximately 2 teaspoons turmeric paste – see below)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root (or 1 teaspoon ground)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
- Raw honey or stevia to taste
- 1 cup of ground turmeric
- 1/2 cup of water (filtered if possible)
Note: To make the turmeric paste, combine 2 parts turmeric powder with 1 part boiling water. Mix and store any extra in the fridge for up to 5 days
Add the ginger.
THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT
- Simmer mixture over medium heat for a few minutes to create a paste, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Add a little water if the consistency is too firm, the paste should be firm but not plump. The water should be of good quality as possible, depending on the city tap water might need to be filtered first (eg with a carbon filter) or use spring water.
- Gently warm the almond or coconut milk in a small saucepan. Do not boil. Add turmeric paste, ginger and cinnamon. Next, combine coconut oil with milk and heat together until melted. Use a wire whisk or immersion blender to create a foam. Continue to stir until frothy and heated through.
- Stir in honey or stevia to taste. Sip, savor & enjoy.
I have been successfully counteracting throat aches and other unpleasant symptoms of a cold with this recipe, and I do hope that golden turmeric latte you feel just as good.
Taken in the evening before bedtime, it also aims to promote a peaceful sleep.