Turmeric is the orange yellow golden root family of the ginger. It’s known for it’s anti-inflammation healing power. A teaspoon of turmeric a day keeps inflammation, toxins, pain, and cancers at bay.
In Indonesia the golden turmeric is incorporated in plenty of ways. There’s the famous nasi kuning (yellow fragrant coconut turmeric rice) and jamu, which is a medicinal herbal drink. I love to make my own jamu with it’s main ingredient turmeric combined with lemon, ginger (optional) and honey.
Today’s recipe is about turmeric latte, praised for it’s healing power and a popular drink in both India and lately in the US too in places such as San Fransisco and L.A. It’s called to be THE health drink of 2016, so don’t miss out on this trend.
A delicious bedtime drink, based on the traditional use of Ayurvedic medicine in India. The addition of black pepper significantly support absorption of its active ingredient, curcumin. In some traditional medicines, turmeric is used for coughs and colds too. It is just as delicious as it is nutritious. Drink up!
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric or 1 tbsp freshly sliced turmeric
- a pinch of ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp of sliced fresh ginger or 1 tsp ground
- 4 cardamom pods (optional)
- 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
- a pinch of ground cinnamon
- Place almond milk is a saucepan and gently warm, but don't boil and keep stirring.
- Add turmeric, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and mix thorough.
- Simmer for 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat and stir in honey or maple syrup to dissolve. Keep stirring until all is melted and colour turned beautiful golden.
- Strain, discarding ginger and cardamom pods, serve hot with a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired. Savor and enjoy!