Turmeric – ‘The Golden Spice of India’ is gaining a new found popularity these days. Turmeric Latte / Turmeric Milk is gaining a lot of attention due to its numerous health benefits. In addition to that, according to Ayurveda, it is also a very good remedy to cure cough, cold and insomnia.
Course : Beverages
Prep Time : 10 minutes
Servings : 1 person
1 cup milk you can use dairy free milk for vegan recipe
1/2 tsp ground turmeric or as per your taste
1 tsp honey or any other sweetner (optional)
1/2 tsp ghee or coconut oil/amlond oil etc.
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1 pinch Cardamom/ Cinnamon Powder you can use both as per preference
1.Heat Milk over low heat and stir in the Turmeric powder, crushed Black Peppercorns, Cardamom / Cinnamon powder.
2.Bring to boil and allow to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
3.Turn off the heat and pour the milk into the cup then add Ghee / Coconut oil / Almond oil.
4.Add 1 tsp of Honey once the milk has cooled enough to touch.
5.To create foam, whisk the mixture with wire whisk or immersion blender or you can pour the mixture in a blender for extra frothy latte.
6.Drink the milk while its warm.
If you are using honey in this recipe it is very important to know that honey should be added into the milk when it is removed from the stove. Heating honey at very high temperature changes its chemical composition and it becomes harmful for our body.
According to Ayurveda Ghee and Honey should not be taken in the exact same proportion, as it leads to poisonous effect on the body. Ghee and honey should always be taken in the ratio of 1:2 .
If you are using non dairy milk then avoid boiling it because it may curdle.
Ayurveda suggest that one should always drink milk in the evening (after sunset) or at the bed time because the enzymes required to digest the milk easily secretes in the human body during this part of the day.
Medicinal Properties / Importance of spices and ingredients used
Black pepper: Adding black pepper to turmeric or turmeric-spiced food enhances curcumin’s bioavailability by 1,000 times due to black pepper’s hot property called piperine.
Cardamom: It’s well worth adding cardamom to your food for its unique aromatic flavor. It is helpful to combat nausea, acidity, bloating, gas, heartburn, loss of appetite, constipation, and much more.
Cinnamon: It is a high Source of Antioxidants, Contains anti-inflammatory Properties, Protects Heart health. fights Diabetes etc.
Honey: It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It also Increases athletic performance, reduces cough and throat irritation.
Ghee: Ghee is the ultimate Super Fat when it comes to nutrients, digestibility, and flavor. Read my other blog on benefits of ghee by clicking here
Turmeric: Turmeric has numerous health benefits. Read my previous blog to know more about benefits of turmeric milk by clicking here.
Milk: Milk is good for the bones because it offers a rich source of calcium, minerals essential for healthy bones and teeth. Cow’s milk is fortified with vitamin D, which also benefits bone health. Calcium and vitamin D helps to prevent osteoporosis.