One thousand percent, I used to think making turmeric lattes was just about adding a tsp of turmeric to warm, unsweetened almond milk.
No wonder I used to not like them.
But made correctly…. oh boy. Am I in for trouble this winter.
My relationship with turmeric is a funny thing. I can’t tolerate the taste of it alone, yet,
- I have a teaspoon of it every day with a litre of water.
- The flavour of it in recipes is completely different, especially in stir fries.
- And I don’t think there’s anything that can quite top a warm turmeric latte on those cold fall days.
Turmeric is a definite superfood in my books. My heartmate actually takes turmeric pills every morning, whereas I like to go more hardcore and drink it straight up with 500ml of water. It DOES NOT go down smooth unfortunately.
I have turmeric daily because of the health benefits. It’s a wonderful spice and medicinal herb with healing powers and natural anti-inflammatory compounds. Turmeric lattes are actually my favourite way of getting my regular dose.
The main active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is actually what has the powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Chronic inflammation can be quite serious if you’re suffering from it. But taking turmeric supplements with high levels of curcumin can help.
I’ve also found turmeric to be great for helping clear skin, cure inflamed areas (pimples, acne, etc.), and to leave skin with a healthy glow.
With that said, taking supplements doesn’t sound appealing to me. By any stretch. But a warm golden mylk turmeric latte?! Hello happiness!
Three brands of turmeric I’m loving right now:
My Shot of Gold is a special one and has a place in my heart because of their ethos. With every pouch of turmeric you purchase from them, a donation is made to help girls achieve higher levels of education in India. How beautiful, right? They also happen to be a local Toronto-based company, which makes it even more special for me to be able to support local.
Make these easy vegan golden mylk lattes this fall & winter!
Turmeric Lattes – Golden Mylk
I used to not be such a fan of turmeric lattes but it turns out I was making them incorrectly the entire time. Once I nailed down this recipe, I have them on repeat all throughout the year.
- 1 cup cashew mylk
- 1 cup coconut mylk
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch of grated ginger. Just a pinch.
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 2 pinches ground black pepper (see below why this is an important ingredient)
- 2 tbsp Botanica Golden Mylk Mix (or simple turmeric if that's what you have in the house)
- Over stovetop on medium-high heat, bring your ingredients to a rolling boil. Reduce to low heat, and let simmer.
Pour and enjoy throughout the colder months.
Feel free to leave me a comment below and jot down any ingredients you would add to this recipe!
Nick Joly | Inspired by Nick
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