Vegetarian Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Latte
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Vegetarian Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Latte

Few things are more comforting than a hot coffee on a cold day…except a Vegetarian Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Latte.

I love a cup-o-joe (Java, anyone?) on occasion. But I don’t enjoy the jitters and other unpleasant side effects. 

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So, after a lot of research I found a way to get cognitive enhancement and mental focus without coffee.

A turmeric latte ticks all the checkmarks for the perfect morning beverage.

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Also known as Golden Milk, or turmeric tea, turmeric lattes have been enjoyed for centuries.

Traditionally, turmeric lattes contain cow milk. I limit animal products and eliminated processed sugars in my diet. You’ll love this clean and healthy Vegetarian Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Latte.

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Substitute the milk and fats for whatever you wish. Also, try testing different flavors. You can add vanilla bean or star anise leaf for variety.

Take inspiration from my recipes. Modify them to your liking and dietary needs. Have fun with it!

Remember, the higher quality ingredients the healthier the food will be. I use as many organic ingredients as possible. Add some good karma by using Fair trade ingredients. 

Vegetarian Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Latte

You can purchase herbs and spices in bulk. I like Starwest Botanicals (organic) and Frontier Co-op (organic + fair trade).

Store your herbs and spices in amber or cobalt glass jars. For a cost effective alternative I use clear glass mason or ball canning jars.

Pop a packet of silica gel into the jar to keep the moisture out. Keep your herbs and spices in a cool, dry space away from light.

Health Benefits of the Vegetarian Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Latte

A traditional turmeric latte contains the anti-inflammatory trifecta of turmeric, ginger, and ceylon cinnamon

For a healthy dose of fats and cognitive enhancement, turn this recipe “Bullet-Proof.” Opt for grass fed butter or ghee. Add organic coconut oil. Hello brain food!

Additionally, the health benefits and properties include:

Black Pepper

Like Thelma and Louise turmeric and black pepper are besties. Together they are unstoppable. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic. BUT they are a very powerful duo.

There’s no harm in having turmeric without black pepper. However, you won’t be reaping as many health benefits.

Black pepper contains an alkaloid called piperine.

Vegetarian Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Latte
Piperine is anti-inflammatory and helps relieve:
  • nausea
  • headaches
  • digestive issues

Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, is not easily absorbed on its own. Piperine increases the absorption of curcumin.

How black pepper increases curcumin absorption:
  • Piperine helps curcumin move through the intestinal wall
  • Piperine slows the breakdown of curcumin in the liver

So, any time you use turmeric make sure to pair it with black pepper or peppercorn.

Vegetarian Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Latte

Vegetarian Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Latte

Creamy and satiating high fat vegetarian golden milk latte
5 from 13 votes
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground peppercorn
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom or 1 cardamom pod optional, but lends an authentic flavor
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 tsp butter grass fed, optional
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 16 oz flax milk unflavored & unsweetened (can substitute almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk)
  • to taste honey Organic unfiltered raw cold packaged

Instructions
 

  • Warm flax milk, coconut oil, clove, and butter in pot over medium heat until butter is melted. Stir.
  • Pour splash of cold flax milk in blender and add turmeric, ginger, ceylon cinnamon, ground peppercorn, cardamom, and cayenne pepper (optional). Blend until smooth.
  • Stir contents of blender into pot containing warmed flax milk, coconut oil, and butter. Stirr. Heat for up to 5 minutes.
  • Add Honey to taste and serve immediately. Enjoy while warm!

Notes

To modify for cold beverage:
  • skip the coconut oil and butter
  • chill after heating and serve over ice
Keyword bulleproof, golden milk, high fat, turmeric latte, vegetarian

If you enjoyed this recipe try this One-pan vegan coconut noodle stir fry.

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Nathalia is a classical musician, signed model, and bodybuilder-turned-international-yoga-teacher who has dedicated herself to mind-body wellness while maintaining a digital nomad lifestyle. Inquisitive by nature and obsessed with learning, she holds two undergraduate degrees and a master’s degree. In 2007 she launched nathaliafit.com, a fitness & wellness lifestyle blog, as a voice to millennial women on topics relating to wellness, fitness, clean beauty, sustainable fashion, and healthy travel.

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