This turmeric latte is the best excuse to talk about the spice of the moment. We could say that turmeric is on fire. It’s everywhere, in every food blog, in every instagram account and even in newspapers. Everyone is talking about the incredible and powerful benefits of turmeric.
Turmeric has always been used in traditional medicine and Asian and Middle East cuisine. Everyday there are more and more adepts of this magical spice. There is nothing more comforting than using our pantry to heal and prevent from illnesses and pain. And of course give happiness and colour to our plates.
Turmeric is considered the new kale, the new superfood. There is a huge number of studies about it’s large list of benefits.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, University of Arizona studies say that it can reduce arthritis symptoms. It is a natural antioxidant. Turmeric has curcumin, the responsible for that bright yelloy-ish colour. It helps brain function and even helps prevent mental illnesses as Alzheimer or brain cancer and also depression and anxiety. Taking it everyday help regulate blood pressure and blood clotting.
Clearly turmeric is super good for your body and mind so, what are you waiting to add it to your diet?
You can consume it fresh or dried and in powder. Anyway be careful and always use gloves if you don’t want to end up with yellowish hands.
Here I give you a few ways of consuming this amazing plant and benefit of all it goodness:
Smoothies, just add some turmeric to get its anti-inflammatory powers
Eggs, great in scramble eggs, just beat it in together with the eggs.
Soups, just love it in curried carrot soup or roasted butternut squash and coconut soup.
Grated it or dissolve turmeric in the water or stock when boiling quinoa, rice or pulses.
It’s a classic in all kind of curries.
It’s delicious with cauliflower rice and green peas.
Add it to a dressing for any salad.
And last but not least, this amazing and freaky turmeric latte is the golden milk everyone want to have. There isn´t a foodie without one in their instagram account, and of course I need it too :P. But not just for its trendiness, this incredible turmeric latte in unbelievable, add a bit of cinnamon, ginger and vanilla and will get the golden star.
The magic golden milk that will keep you warm and fill you with powerful nutrients.
- 500 ml milk or plant base milk delicious with coconut milk or almond milk
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 vanilla bean
Pour milk, honey, turmeric, ginger, cinamon and vanilla bean into a saucepan.. Put over a medium heat and stir until honey dissolve. Serve it hot.