Turmeric. It’s supposed to be good for all sorts of things, especially for its anti-inflammatory properties, and ‘golden mylk’ has been doing the internet rounds for years now. I struggle with various symptoms that could be cause by ‘inflammation’, and while I’m not totally convinced by all the articles floating around claiming inflammation is the root of all evil, I thought that adding a bit of turmeric to my daily diet would probably to more good that harm.
I’m not really a big fan of adding turmeric to my food (except for curry, which it somehow magically transforms), so I decided I’d jump on the turmeric-drinking-train. I wanted to step away from the concept of golden mylk, because making your own cashew mylk seemed like the kind of faff that’s fun to do but hard to keep up long-term. Instead, I just tried to make a latte, but substituted the coffee for turmeric. Strangely enough, it worked!
To make a proper latte rather than a milky turmeric tea, you’ll need to froth your (non-dairy) milk of choice. Because I love speciality coffee drinks so much, Jake bought me a milk frother for my birthday. But you don’t desperately need one for a great drink – A Beautiful Mess recently published a post with lots of milk-frothing options!
Have I seen any benefits yet? I’m definitely less on edge that I have been the past few weeks. I know, I know, anecdotal evidence and all that, but if a turmeric latte a day is all it takes at the moment, I’ll run with it! I also had quite a severe breakout across my cheeks and mouth, which started clearing up quite quickly once I started my daily dose of bright yellow hot drink. Again, I know that correlation does not equal causation (what politics student DOESN’T know that!?), but if it seems like it’s working, I’ll keep going!
If you use turmeric regularly and have noticed any benefits, let me know in the comments!
- 1/2 cup freshly boiled water
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp stevia
- 1/2 cup freshly frothed almond mik
- Add turmeric, vanilla and stevia to a mug and top halfway with freshly boiled water.
- Top with frothed almond milk.
- That's it - enjoy!