Turmeric is one of the healthiest spices on the planet. The orange powder has countless health benefits, and it’s quite tasty too! When used to give color and flavor to an already pretty cup of iced coffee latte, you get yourself a drink that’s as healthy as it is tasty.
The best part is that you already have all the ingredients at home, provided you have some turmeric, and it’s ready in ten minutes or fewer. That’s the type of drink I love! Tasty, fast and easy.
Turmeric is the root of a plant, and it’s native to India. The roots are harvested, dried and pounded to get that colorful orangy powder, and it’s highly prized for its bioactive compound called curcumin.
Did you know turmeric is a natural anti inflammatory and antioxidant that can boost your brain functions while keeping your heart healthy? Turmeric is an authentic superfood, so it’s a good idea to add it in one way or another to your diet.
Here’s what you need to make a turmeric iced latte. For starters, you’ll need milk – latte means milk in Italian -. Then you need some sugar, instant espresso and ice. The final ingredient is powdered turmeric, and it really makes all the difference!
Why instant espresso and not just a shot of espresso? We’re blending the ingredients with ice, and if you want a thick, icy texture, then you want to add the least amount of liquid to the blender. You already have the milk, so if you can use high-quality freeze-dried espresso, your drink will have a better texture, guaranteed.
This is the type of drink you want to enjoy every other day. It’s heavenly and super healthy. I drink a glass whenever I get back from the gym, and it’s my go-to breakfast drink for when I’m in a hurry.
Talking about health, although turmeric is super healthy, this drink has some sugar in it, so don’t overdo it. Better yet, substitute the sugar with your favorite low-cal sweetener.
Talking about substitutions, substitute the milk with any plant-based milk alternative for an even healthier latte. I use almond or oat milk and love the results. If you use alternative milk, you’ve got yourself a latte that’s also vegan!
Add to a blender the milk and the sugar. Blend until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture frothy.
Pour in the instant espresso, turmeric and ice. Blend until smooth and pour into two mugs.