Joanne’s Turmeric Latte
Turmeric is an ancient spice that has been popular in India and Asia for thousands of years. This gorgeous yellow spice belongs to the ginger family. The most highly active anti-inflammatory antioxidant agent in turmeric is curcumin, which is activated by adding a dash of black pepper to anything containing turmeric.
I love turmeric and incorporate it into my diet everyday. There are so many health benefits to this powerful spice AND as the weather gets cooler, using warming spices like turmeric, ginger and cinnamon warms you from the inside out.
Here are a few of the benefits you can realize by adding turmeric to your diet:
- Turmeric is a natural pain killer.
- When combined with cauliflower, turmeric has been shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
- Turmeric is a natural liver detoxifier.
- Turmeric may prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Turmeric is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory medicines without the side effects.
- Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Turmeric speeds up wound healing and assists in the reconditioning of damaged skin.
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds (preferably white chia if possible, since it looks prettiest)
- 2 Cups almond milk (here’s my recipe for homemade almond milk – link here)
- 1 Tablespoon almond butter
- 1 Teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 date (pitted)
- 1” fresh ginger (skin removed and chopped)
- 1/8 Teaspoon black pepper
- dash of cinnamon
- Soak chia seeds in almond milk for 10 minutes, then combine with all remaining ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for several minutes until creamy and slightly warm (blending in a high-speed blender for several minutes will automatically warm up the contents).
- Enjoy immediately.