This Coffee Alternative Is SO Much Healthier

Kelsey Clark

When it comes to the things you eat and drink every day, it's normal (if not warranted) to question their nutritional value. In terms of coffee, we've identified what a healthy amount looks like, the healthiest possible way to take your coffee, and the only dietitian-recommended sweetener to assuage these concerns. But if you'd like to take your daily rejuvenation ritual one step further, look no further than a turmeric latte. 

"All hail the superpower of turmeric," writes certified holistic nutritionist Melissa Rosseau. "Turmeric and its primary component, curcumin, are profoundly healing. As a potent anti-inflammatory, it is wonderful for managing chronic pain." While it doesn't contain caffeine, it's a homerun when it comes to easing depression, protecting the liver from oxidative stress, lowering blood cholesterol, inhibiting cancer cell growth, and supporting brain health. Take your mid-afternoon beverage break to the next level—here's how to make your very own turmeric latte at home, as concocted by PureWow

Ingredients:  

  • One cup of milk (both dairy and non-dairy work)
  • Half a teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • Half a tablespoon of ground ginger
  • A quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Organic honey to taste 

Instructions: 

Put all the ingredients into a small saucepan; whisk until combined. Turn the heat to medium-high, and whisk vigorously until it begins to foam—but don't let it reach a boil. When the thickness is to your liking, remove from the heat and pour into a mug.

Have you ever had a turmeric latte? Share your review with us in the comments below. 

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