On a recent visit to Deliciously Ella’s cafe, The Mae Deli, I tried the most delicious Turmeric Latte. It ticked so many boxes – it was warming, comforting, reviving and healthy too.
Known as the ‘Queen of Spices’, turmeric has so many benefits and a variation of ‘turmeric milk ‘is used amongst many cultures to help speed recovery during illness, as it can help support immune function.
It has many nutrients such as protein, dietary fibre, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc.
Its anti-inflammatory properties can be helpful for arthritis, as well as helping with insulin resistance and even weight loss through the ability of turmeric to help increase the flow of bile, an important component in the breakdown of dietary fat. (though do not take turmeric with gallbladder disease) Turmeric can be helpful for liver function, as it’s a natural detoxifier, and for digestive function too, helping with bloating and gas.
This is my variation on Turmeric milk…
1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk or cashew milk
1 teaspoon of turmeric
Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
Half to one teaspoon of honey – use manuka if unwell for its antibacterial and antiviral properties
Mix the turmeric and cinnamon with the honey into a paste. Warm the milk – use a frother if you have one. Add the milk to the paste and mix.