Turmeric latte | Health benefits & recipe

A turmeric latte is the latest alternative coffee recipe and it’s caught the attention of health bloggers. Have you tried it yet? Here’s why you should…

Turmeric and coffee are the new tasty combination to offer a low calorie and delicious alternative to the usual latte. Turmeric is a perennial herb native to India and due to its many health benefits is high on our list of healthy plant foods.

Health Benefits

So, before we indulge in this delicious recipe, let’s look at why we should all be drinking turmeric latte:

  1. It’s great for the skin

Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce the redness in our skin and helps to prevent irritation. Its anti-bacterial properties help to protect us against wrinkles too – bonus!

  1. Good for the brain

Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin which has medicinal properties. This helps to protect against Alzheimer’s disease and can increase our overall memory function.

There have also been studies to show that turmeric helps relieve depression. Curcumin has neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties which help to regulate hormones and any changes to the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin.

  1. Works wonders for muscle pain

Attention all gym-buddies, you have a turmeric latte to drink. Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties have been proven to help relieve delayed muscle pain and arthritis or joint pain.

Still not convinced? Try it for yourself…

Recipe

You will need:

Milk of your choice. We love the rude health range with its huge selection of alternative milk drinks. Try their coconut one for this recipe!

Wunder workshop turmeric latte blend, this stuff is truly delicious!

aerolatte® milk frother, get ready for the frothiest milk.

Method;

Fill your mug half way with milk, add 1 tsp of turmeric latte blend. Mix it with the frother for a couple of seconds before putting your mug in the microwave. Heat your milk for around 50 seconds for the frothiest result.

Once your milk has heated, it’s time for frothing! Place the whisk head in the centre, towards the base of the mug and switch on your frother. Continue to move in a circular motion whilst gradually raising the whisk towards the surface of the mug for the frothiest result.

Lastly, take a photo for your #turmerictuesday posts and enjoy sipping on your turmeric latte!

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