Last winter I realised that I really had to cut down on my coffee intake. Don’t get me wrong, I love coffee, like LOVE LOVE coffee but it was making me jittery and ineffective when I had that second cup.
I tried replacing that 2nd cup with herbal tea and it just didn’t work - I wasn’t getting the same satisfaction. After playing around I settled on the pure pleasure that is a golden turmeric latte. Though it’s entirely caffeine free, I find it deeply warming and energising.
Turmeric is hugely anti-inflammatory and wonderful for immunity. The gorgeous blend of spices I’ve added all have their own special super powers too. This delicious drink will make a lovely companion to your winter wellness regime.
I’ve recently been crafting a turmeric paste so I can make my favourite drink really quickly without having to blend the spices each time. I’ve had a super stylish black kMix kettle at my place this past few weeks and it was pretty motivating to create a lovely tea setup. Creating space for relaxing moments with a delicious hot drink is really important to me. Whether it’s a catch up with a dear friend or settling in to read a book for 20 minutes and clear my head.
You’ll have seen from earlier blog posts (HERE & HERE) that I’ve had a bunch of Kenwood kMix appliances in my home recently. I can report the kettle is just as lovely to use as the stand mixer and toaster. I especially loved that the kettle is SO much quieter than the noisy beast I had previously.
Let me know if you give this tasty drink a go. I’ve love to know your thoughts. Are you incorporating more turmeric into your diet this winter? Kelly xox.
Golden latte paste
¼ cup ground turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons finely grated ginger root
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup water
2 teaspoon good quality vanilla extract
¼ cup extra virgin coconut oil
Combine all ingredients (except coconut oil) in a small saucepan. Whisk continuously over a medium heat until it starts bubbling. Reduce to a low heat and continue to whisk for 3 -4 minutes until you have a smooth paste. Remove from the heat, add the coconut oil and whisk well. Place in a small clean glass jar. Store in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.
To create your individual turmeric latte
1 teaspoon turmeric paste
¾ cup boiling water
½ cup coconut cream
2 teaspoons good quality honey
To serve: pinch of ground nutmeg or cinnamon on top
Place one teaspoon of turmeric paste into a mug. Top with the boiling water and stir to melt. Heat the coconut cream gently over a medium heat. Pour into the mug, along with the honey and stir briskly.
You can also use a blender or hand blender to blitz until frothy. Serve immediately.
I’ll often double or triple the recipe and bring to the table in a jug when I’ve got friends over for an afternoon catch up. I bring the kettle to the table so people can top up with extra hot water as needed (this depends on how rich your guests like their latte)
Thank you to Kenwood for sponsoring this series of recipes on my site. I really appreciate the support of my work. Kelly x