Turmeric is a perennial plant in the ginger family that has a long history of use as a potent anti-inflammatory. The dried, crushed root has been used for centuries for inflammatory conditions, cardiovascular disease, gastric issues, and more. This delicious, healing latte is the perfect drink for the upcoming chilly weather!
2 cups of canned coconut milk*
1 1/4 tsp. turmeric**
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼-1/2 inch of fresh, peeled and grated ginger root or ¼ tsp. ginger powder
1 tsp. raw honey/maple syrup OR liquid stevia to taste (optional)
1. Blend all ingredients on high until very smooth.
2. Pour the milk combination into a small saucepan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until steaming. Enjoy!
* If using full fat canned coconut milk, you might dilute with a bit of water. I usually do 1/2 cup water mixed with one cup of canned coconut milk to make a good consistency coconut milk. Most of the time I just “eyeball” it and don’t measure. This mixture can then be used in the recipe as the coconut milk.
**The turmeric may stain your blenders and countertops. The color will eventually fade, but making a thick paste of baking soda and water and scrubbing the stain can help.