Happy Saturday Everyone! Jumping right in today with a post on turmeric! …A few weeks ago, I had posted my turmeric latte on my IG story and got a lot of questions on exactly what I use to make it. It is super simple and I figured I might as well do a post on it because it has become a staple of mine!
So I think one of the most widespread known facts of turmeric is its anti-inflammatory properties and its powerful active ingredient, curcumin. Everyone seems to have inflammation symptoms of some sort these days from digestive problems to joint inflammation, etc. etc. Rather than waiting until you have a problem, I suggest adding in turmeric whenever you can to try to fight inflammation from the get-go. In recent years, there is even more support that the antioxidant curcumin is able to counteract certain neurological diseases and prevent cancer.
Before you go out and buy the latest capsule or powder form of turmeric, I would definitely recommend going right for the root! I buy it at Whole Foods and I have found that they always have it in stock! One root lasts for about a week’s worth of lattes! 🙂 The powder form of turmeric is also an option (linked here!)
I love using organic almond milk because of the creaminess it gives this drink! I usually have it either as a post-dinner dessert or I will warm it and have it while rocking Thomas at night! ..it makes me nice and sleepy as well 😉
Turmeric Latte (Cold or Hot)
a creamy turmeric almond milk latte served either chilled or warmed
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- 1/2 inch turmeric root
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (I use unsweetened vanilla)
- dash of cinnamon (also helps stabilize blood sugar)
- optional: 1 tsp. honey or 3-4 drops stevia
- Peel the skin off the root with a vegetable peeler.
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend thoroughly.
- When I use the powder form of this, I use 1/4 tsp. (level)
- To warm this, I blend all the ingredients and then warm in a saucepan. Whisk to create foam.
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I do want to mention that if you are breastfeeding like myself, you should check with your doctor before adding any supplements, spices or herbs into your diet.
Aside from the turmeric lattes we’ve been sippin’, we finished off an amazing summer enjoying our little Thomas Jackson. Not long ago, we returned from vacation in Long Beach Island and we are just getting back into our usual routine! One thing I love about the change of seasons is the change in our daily activities. While we spend the summer by the pool, I love doing other outdoor activities in the fall!
The next post coming up is how I meal-prep for the week. Stay tuned!!…bringing in the Fall strong!