Turmeric can claim many health benefits and is a great spice to add colour and flavour to your food.
More than just a ‘hipster’ drink, ‘golden milk’ as the turmeric latte is sometimes called, contains curcumin, turmeric’s active constituent, which has been shown to be a powerful antioxidant, comparable to vitamins C and E.
Curcumin is linked with several benefits including lowering inflammation, soothing digestive problems and acting as a general health tonic. Recent research also suggests it may have some benefit in lowering cholesterol.
Coconut milk is a traditional base for golden milk and ensures you get enough fat to aid the absorption of beneficial curcumin into your system.
* In place of the coconut milk you can substitute the same amount of almond or cashew milk or full fat cow’s milk, if you prefer.
1 Combine the coconut milk (or other milk choice), sugar, turmeric, ginger, salt, and water in a small saucepan and whisk thoroughly. If you are grating fresh turmeric, wearing gloves is a good idea as it will stain your hands.
2 Bring the mixture to a boil then remove from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.
3 Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a mug and serve with a pinch of nutmeg. Makes 2 small or one large mug.
As an alternative serving suggestion, why not try serving your latte cold with ice or use moulds to freeze into ice pops.
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