Boost Your Immunity with This Delicious Turmeric Latte Recipe
Turmeric has an incredible range of health benefits, from its anti-inflammatory properties to its immune system support and beyond. Its uses vary from medicinal, to cooking, to dyeing fabrics, foods, and makeup. Not many spices have these bragging rights!
On a tour I recently had the pleasure of taking at Sprouts, my favorite local healthy food store, my friend and nutritionist Suzanne Farrell gave a talk on turmeric. As a nutritionist, Suzanne had a lot of fun and yummy ideas on how to incorporate more turmeric – and therefore wellness – into your daily diet (and lifestyle). I’ll share some with you here.
Easy cooking / snack ideas using turmeric:
- Sprinkle some on your sliced apples – a perfect snack for fall
- Stir some into your vanilla yogurt – the turmeric spice evens out the sweet vanilla
- Dash on top of your oatmeal – a warming, fortifying breakfast
- Skip the salt and add turmeric to your next bowl of popcorn
- Make cauliflower popcorn instead (crumble cauliflower and massage it with olive oil, then sprinkle with turmeric and bake for 20 minutes)
- Add turmeric as the spice in your next soup, gravy, or sauce
- Add 2 tbsp turmeric to your chocolate chia seed pudding – yum!
My favorite turmeric recipe:
Golden Milk Turmeric Latte: the healthier counterpart to a pumpkin spice latte
You will need: almond milk, turmeric, coconut oil, honey (optional), and cinnamon
Heat almond milk over medium heat
- Stir in 1 tsp. Coconut oil and 1 tbsp. Turmeric
- Stir often until fully heated
- Remove and add honey and cinnamon to taste (optional)
- Pour into mug and enjoy!
At the tour, I got to sample the Gaia Herbs Golden Milk Turmeric, which is a nourishing blend of turmeric, dates, and herbs that tastes delicious. I now use it at home and definitely recommend it!
Known as the Golden Spice of India, turmeric is gaining more and more notoriety for what people native to India have known for thousands of years. Turmeric originated in Southern India, which is the region still responsible for the vast majority of production in the world (more than 90% of turmeric comes from India).
Now, people around the world are experiencing the immense health, wellness, and beauty benefits of this super spice. Whether you cook with it, use it in a DIY beauty recipe, or take it as a supplement, there’s definitely a lot of great ways you can incorporate turmeric into your healthy lifestyle.