Feeling under the weather? Not the I’m-about-to-collapse-flat-on-my-face but more I like the-tank- is-running-low-on-petrol-with-a-runny-nose?
Living around kids (who live around other kids living around other kids) turns this into a recurring issue, obviously. So we’re not allowed pets? Sweet revenge mum – I’ll bring home the viruses, stomach bugs and bacteria galore. Take that.
Fix it before it gets worse. Food is medicine – make it your first port of call. My new go-to healing drink? The Turmeric Latte.
Turmeric is having a real moment. Natural anti-inflammatory super hero, this baby has actually been around for thousands of years. Ah, but thy time has come again, rise and heal the throats of all brave mums out there – so we can live to drive the kids to swimming another day!
Turmeric latte is a fragrant, unexpected comforting way to add spice to your life. I’ve been around trying them, googling and experimenting at home, on myself and on my dear, poor friends who happened to be around at the moment (hubby wasn’t impressed either). They usually asked for me to try it first and then decided to have a go depending on the look on my face. All my friends are extremely wise (…).
The this-is-disgusting look doesn’t usually bring it home, darlings.
Persistence, dear ladies. I have nailed the best Turmeric Latte recipe and now you can have your own this is disgusting moment – and share it with your friends.
Haha. Maybe invite someone you don’t like that much. That would be fun.
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 400 ml Almond Milk (I like The Ultimate Almond Drink from Rude Health)
- 2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- The tiniest pinch of cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp honey
- Pinch of cinnamon
Add the almond milk, turmeric, ginger and honey to a small pan in a medium-low heat. Allow to heat gently while you stir and blend the lovely spices. It’s ready when it starts to bubble around the sides. Pour into 2 mugs and sprinkle with cinnamon. Inhale… and sip. Feel the warmth of the spices slightly burning down your throat and picture the goodness happening inside, hummmmm…
Let’s face it, turmeric latte can taste horrible is an acquired taste. It’s not like a chocolate chip cookie – ie., even a bad chocolate chip cookie is a pretty decent chocolate chip cookie. Experiment and make it your own. Swap almond milk for dairy milk. Add a bit more honey. But give it a go. My favourite tip? Add a shot of espresso. Makes my latte.
Finding your own turmeric latte is like finding a great hair stylist. It may be hard, but then you’re hooked.
Burning with curiosity about turmeric? Read on: Mighty Turmeric, 3 Easy Ways.
Final note: turmeric is not a miracle healing root. Those don’t exist. It won’t fix everything, certainly not if you’re already seriously ill. If you are, see your GP.
Give it a go – even if you’re not under the weather- and let me know how you get on! There’s a perfect turmeric latte for everyone out there. I can feel it.
With love and lattes,