So I said I probably wasn't
going to be much of a blogger, but c'mon how could i not share this deliciousness? I adapted this recipe from one I saw last year, and I must say, it is pretty amazing. Warming, spicy and a little sweet, it is a perfect way to work tumeric and all of it's anti-inflammetory benefits into your day. Adding to that are ginger, cinnamon and honey. I have an incredibly delicate stomach, so this drink is great for keeping me feeling tip-top.
Ingredients (all spice measurements can be adjusted to taste, of course)
*1 cup milk or milk substitute (I prefer almond)
*1/8 tsp tumeric (if you have fresh handy, by all means, use it!)
*1/8 tsp ginger (again-if you have fresh, use it. About 1" cube of fresh ginger will do ya well)
*cinnamon to taste-about 4-5 shakes (I'm pretty rustic in my cooking- my chopping of vegetables and fruit reflects this and so does how I season my food. I think flavoring your food with your instincts adds depth to your cooking, and also invites opportunities for new discoveries.)
*1 tsp organic, raw honey OR 1 medjool date for the vegan friends (I specify organic and raw because much of the honey sold in the us is not actually honey. Sometimes honey is imported from other countries and is not 100% honey at all but a mix of sugar water, corn syrup or thickened chemical sweteners. Yikes.)
Place all ingredients in your blender and give it a good whip. Transfer to a saucepan and heat on medium until hot-watch the broth turn a deep gold! So pretty. Place liquid back into blender and give another good whip. Please be mindful of blending your hot liquids-place a hand over the lid of your blender as not to douse your kitchen with your latte. I speak from experience of course. Pour your latte into a mug, and use a spoon to scoop your foam from the bottom of your blender to the top of your drink. Add a sprinkling of cinnamon because it looks nice. Sip and be warm and well.