Balance Your Life

Turmeric Latte

With anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, this is great to drink every day.

I’ve been drinking a turmeric latte almost every day since 2017. It can be an acquired taste, but once you tweak the recipe to suit your taste buds, you’ll be hooked on this health-giving tasty elixir. 

I learned all about it from Michael Mosley’s BBC TV program ‘Trust me I’m a doctor’.

Read all about it here and here and also here!

Watch the video here (If it’s not available on the BBC website, search for Season 5 episode 3 on the BBC iplayer)

A very tasty turmeric latte recipe can be found in this book or try the one of these recipes below.

From the ‘Clever Guts Diet’ book by Dr Michael Mosley:

Turmeric Latte (2 servings)

  • 1cm root ginger (or 1/2 tsp ground ginger)
  • 2cm root turmeric (or 1 tsp ground turmeric)
  • 300ml almond or coconut milk
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp local honey
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

1) Peel and grate fresh ginger and turmeric, if using.
2) Gently heat the nut milk until hot but not boiling.
3) Add the cardamom, honey and coconut oil, whisking constantly.
4) Pour into a cup.
5) Use your milk frothing device to create a frothy texture, and then sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
6) Serve hot and drink immediately or serve chilled.

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Turmeric Latte (2 servings)

  • 250 ml nut milk – such as almond or cashew (or dairy)
  • 125 ml full fat coconut milk
  • 2-3 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (or honey) optional
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or 1 tablespoon butter) optional
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ground cinnamon to sprinkle

1) Combine all ingredients, except the cinnamon, in a saucepan over a medium heat.
2) Stir to combine until hot but not boiling.
3) Pour into a cup.
4) Use your milk frothing device to create a frothy texture, and then sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
5) Serve hot and drink immediately or serve chilled.

Tip; To significantly enhance the benefit of turmeric add a grind of black pepper, though this will change the flavour!