I’m sure by now, you’re on the Turmeric Train.
If not, you better jump on at the next station because turmeric is one of the best little spices you can add into your diet. I’ll be writing a more in depth post about my love for turmeric but until then I hope you enjoy this little teaser of why I love this powerful spice so much!
Here are my top five reasons as to why you need turmeric in your life now!
- It’s anti-inflammatory
- It can help regulate your blood sugar
- It supports liver function and digestion
- Ladies, it can help alleviate symptoms of menstrual pain
- It tastes AH-MAZING!
Turmeric can thank curcumin for this healing properties and it also gives it that rich golden colour that it is so well known for. Unfortunately, though this spice has a very low bioavailability meaning that our body can only absorb and use a small portion of it when compared to the amount that we actually consume. In order to harness the spices full healing properties, we can enhance its bioavailability by adding black pepper, which releases the full potential and power of turmeric.
Now if you’re scared to give it a try there are a number of ways to slowly introduce it. I recommend starting off in small amounts as, I will admit it is an acquired taste.
So, one of the ways I introduce people to turmeric is with this tasty and cosy latte. It’s super easy to make and tastes delicious.
Let me know if you tried it. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Turmeric Vanilla Latte
- 1/2 cup almond ailk unsweetend
- 1/2 cup coconut milk canned, full fat
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3cm piece fresh tumeric or 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 3cm piece fresh ginger or 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup or raw honey/rice malt syrup
- 1 stick cinnamon or 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- In a saucepan heat Almond and Coconut milk until hot but don’t bring it to the boil.
- Turn down heat and add remainder of ingredients and stir gently until maple syrup has dissolved.
- Pour into mug and use a milk frother to get a nice frothy texture.
- Alternatively, once milk is ready, place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high for minute until nice and frothy.
- Serve hot and enjoy with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon