Sweet and Spicy Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Latte

I typically start my days with a detoxifying elixir of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, ginger root, and turmeric root. It is perfectly refreshing and the acidity and ginger sets up my stomach to properly digest the (heaps) of food I consume throughout the day. Also, turmeric is an extremely powerful anti-inflammatory and improves cognitive function, helping my body and brain to function optimally. Now that the days are getting cooler (for San Francisco standards, that is), I crave a warm, soothing drink instead. Since I've been making an effort to drink less coffee (damn you, expensive Nespresso pods!) and still want the benefits of drinking my morning elixir, I created this amazingly delicious and healthy latte. It is extremely simple to make and only require a few ingredients. This latte is so aromatic with a kick of spice from the ground ginger and comforting sweetness from the honey. This drink will coat your soul like a warm hug.

I made my version with homemade almond milk, but you can use any non-dairy milk you prefer. My almond milk wasn't sweetened so if you use milk with sweetener added, adjust the amount of honey to your taste. If you would like a tutorial on how to make almond milk, please leave a comment below! It is so simple and tastes a million times better than the store-bought ones. The store-bought brands typically have harmful fillers and preservatives and some only contain LESS THAN 10% ALMONDS! Can you believe that? They should just call it almond flavored water with crap. Once you start making your own almond milk, you may never buy from the store again!

Sweet and Spicy Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Latte

Servings: 2

Time: 5 mins

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond or coconut milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 - 3 tbsp honey, to taste

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Whisk to combine. Heat mixture on medium heat until simmering while whisking frequently.
  2. Pour into mug and enjoy!