Anti-Inflammatory Tea. Sugar Free. Vegan. Delicious.
Turmeric tea is a standard and popular beverage throughout Asian and India - often called "golden milk", this super delicious beverage is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties and perfect with those suffering from inflammatory related diseases. I make sure to get a hefty dose of turmeric in everyday to manage my symptoms while battling Chronic Lyme Disease - I find that it helps reduce pain and swelling, clear a "foggy" brain, and boost my body's ability to detoxify. You can head on over to our blog, 7 Health Benefits of Turmeric, to learn more about this.
About 8 months out of the year, I crave a warm beverage in the late morning or afternoon and I've found this to be the perfect choice for me! Typical lattes contain 10 or more grams of sugar or artificial sweeteners and this latte comes in under 1 gram if you use stevia (which I use and recommend). I started experimenting with "golden milk" recipes about a month ago and combined several elements of a few recipes to come up with this recipe. It is absolutely my new favorite beverage and acts more like a dessert or sweet snack for me! Not only does it have under 1 gram of sugar, but it has a rich and creamy flavor that makes me feel like I'm having something similar to a chai tea latte. I'm confident you will enjoy it as well!
This recipe uses a turmeric paste that you make and store in the fridge. Turmeric is absorbed better if you couple it with a small amount of black pepper and add some coconut oil since turmeric is fat soluble - this is why I like using the paste!
Turmeric Spice Latte (PRINT RECIPE)
1 ½ cups unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice (I like coconut or vanilla almond)
½ - 1 teaspoon turmeric paste*
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4-6 drops liquid stevia or ½ teaspoon honey or agave (using honey or agave adds 2.9 grams of sugar)
3 tablespoons ground turmeric
3 heaping tablespoons coconut oil
½ teaspoon ground pepper
¼ cup filtered water
*Store paste in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. I recommend using a glass jar for storage as turmeric is likely to stain your plastic ware.
In good health,
**Recipe inspired by both Andrea Nakayama's Turmeric Tea (www.replenish.pdx) and "Golden Milk Turmeric Tea" from www.happyhealthymama.com.
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
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