A perennial plant of the ginger family, turmeric is fast rising as the next food trend around the world. After ghee, homemade yoghurt and coconut oil, it is the latest health food to originate from India (We are getting to the point where we may well call ourselves trend-setters!)
As health conscious consumers are looking for new ways to put this golden spice in their lattes and smoothies, let us tell you why!
Turmeric is part of Ayurvedic medicine – a holistic, all-natural approach to health that has been practised for centuries in India – and a ubiquitous ingredient in curries and rice dishes.
This bright ochre spice has an active ingredient called curcumin which can help treat an array of dermatological diseases. While it is known to improve our skin if taken/applied regularly, it is also an anti-inflammatory and can be used as an antiseptic (more commonly known as a “haldi-chuna” pack).
It is also known to effectively treat acne, and hence is used in face packs.
While these have always been a part of our grandmother’s home remedies, it is now that USA and some other countries across Europe have discovered this wonderful ingredient, and are getting hooked on to it!
So here is the all essential recipe for your Turmeric Latte, or the Golden Drink, what we refer to as “haldi ka doodh”.
Turmeric Latte Recipe: Both ginger and turmeric have incredible anti-inflammatory properties, which means this soothing and delicious latte is also really good for you.
1 heaped teaspoon peeled and finely chopped fresh turmeric
1 teaspoon peeled and roughly chopped ginger
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
2 teaspoons coconut oil
pinch sea salt
1 cup almond milk
- Combine turmeric, ginger, coconut sugar, coconut oil and a pinch of sea salt in a powerful blender.
- Heat almond milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until just simmering.
- Pour the hot almond milk into the blender and blitz everything until smooth and frothy.