I love turmeric lattes. OK, so I feel a little weird calling anything lacking espresso a latte, but well, everyone else is so I guess I'll just go with it ;)
Turmeric is an amazing anti-inflammatory superfood. Dr. David Perlmutter recommends it in his awesome book Grain Brain (I definitely recommend this book if you haven't read it yet). Also, Dr. Axe has an interesting post on the benefits of turmeric and video on the health benefits of turmeric. Definitely, check those out if you're not quite sold on the many benefits of turmeric!
I am always on the lookout for more ways to add turmeric into my daily diet. I add it to everything from curry, to taco salad, to lattes...
Turmeric lattes are just the perfect way to get more turmeric in your daily diet. They're just so soothing and yummy. Plus, you can get a whopping teaspoon at a time into these puppies. I've been playing around with turmeric latte recipes for a few months and lately this one is hands down my favorite. It is not only paleo, low carb, keto, gut health friendly, anti-inflammatory, gluten-free, and clean, but it's just plain delicious! I especially love that it's good with or without any added sweeteners. It has quickly become part of my nightly bedtime ritual.
A huge thank you to Wild Foods for sending me their Turmeric Powder for this recipe.
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon Organic Cardamom
1/4 teaspoon Organic Saigon Cinnamon
Organic Steviaor Raw and Unfiltered Honeyto taste (These are completely optional, I prefer it unsweetened. Leave them out to keep it keto.)
Add all ingredients except the collagen to saucepan over low heat, blend ingredients well. You can either heat this to the desired temperature on your stove or you can add the ingredients to a mug and microwave for about 95 seconds. Once you've heated via either method, add the collagen and stir well. If you have a Frother, give it a whirl. (If you don't have a frother, you really need one, they're really handy and pretty cheap.) It will be amazing frothy deliciousness this way and the collagen mixes in better this way. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.
Yes, you can use canned coconut milk instead of the culinary, it will have slightly less carbs with the canned. I've tried it with the unsweetened vanilla coconut milk in the carton and that was OK too, it will, of course, have less fat that way.
As mentioned, sweetener is completely optional. I prefer this with none, but turmeric can be an acquired taste, so play with it. To keep it low carb use stevia or other low carb friendly sweetener and as I said, leave out all sweetener to keep it keto. Otherwise, honey or maple syrup are nice options to keep it paleo, primal, etc.
Let me know if you try it!!