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 potential home run 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:
- 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
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.