Turmeric Black Pepper Latte

Turmeric Black Pepper Latte

Happy Saturday friends!

We’re currently having a lazy morning that’s consisted of smoothies and Shark Tank… a.k.a, our Saturday morning “cartoon”. It’s dark and drizzly outside so we’re likely not leaving the house anytime soon.

I thought I’d take a second to pop in and share this super simple latte recipe. I posted it on Instagram earlier this week but I thought I’d share it here too. Earlier this year, I stopped drinking *so much* coffee (not that I feel there’s anything wrong with coffee!) and started drinking more matcha. This week, I’ve moved onto this herbal turmeric tea latte.

It’s lightly sweet, nicely spiced, and creamy from the combination of coconut milk and almond milk. I love it with a grind of black pepper which sounds a little weird but “they” say that the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric are activated when combined with black pepper, which is why Indian curries contain turmeric and also black pepper. I was scared at first, but I think it adds such an interesting spicy kick… and this is coming from the girl that used to despise pepper. Let me know what you think if you give it a try 🙂

Tea-cheers to a good weekend!


Turmeric Black Pepper Latte
 
Turmeric Black Pepper Latte Serves: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 Turmeric Tea Bags, such as Traditional Medicinals Medowsweet & Ginger*
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup, or sweetener of your choice, to taste
  • a few grinds of freshly cracked black (or multicolored) peppercorns
  • a dusting of cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Combine the coconut milk and almond milk and heat until just boiling. Pour over 2 tea bags and steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add maple syrup to taste. Finish the latte with a bit of freshly cracked pepper and a dusting of cinnamon.
Notes
*You could also try using 1 teaspoon ground turmeric and 1 teaspoon freshly ground ginger - steep it with the milks and then strain it before serving.

 


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12 comments

  1. Thinking along the same lines. 😉 I just shared a turmeric latte in my nutrition workshop last week. But I like that you add coconut milk for what I imagine would give a little extra creaminess and richness. Must try that next time!

  2. louisebike on said:

    A bit out there but last year I started making this hot morning beverage motivated by the idea of drinking ACV daily. It is sort of along the lines of yours. Not a coffee drinker and definitely more wake up and go to my system than herbal tea.
    1-2 slices fresh ginger
    1 small wedge of fresh lemon with rind (not sure if this is supposed to be combined with ACV but it works taste wise)
    1 -2 small slices fresh turmeric when I can get local organic other wise 1/4 – 1/2 t powdered
    a grind of pepper -started adding for same reason you did.
    Add 2 cups or so boiling H2O and let seep until cooled a bit so as not to ruin the ACV benefits
    Then 1 or more T. ACV
    1 scant tsp maple syrup
    1/2 t. local honey
    1/4 t. ground cloves
    1/2 t. ground cinnamon
    1/2 t. cacao
    1/8 t. Dr. Schultz Cayenne powder (trying to get up to 1/4 t. Not sure I ever will!)

    So this is my spicy hot vinegar drink! When I get it all down over an hour or so I can generally chew up and eat the roots and lemon that have stewed in the syrup and honey which seems to always settle to the bottom unless I’ve very diligent about mixing as I drink. Woo Hoo!

  3. Sounds exciting. Must try this recipe. We could all do with a little less coffee 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  4. andyjohnson from fitnesscabbage.com on said:

    Look yummy… I like its combination coconut milk and almond milk. These two are my favorites. I will defiantly make this recipe.

  5. Amber on said:

    What coconut milk do you use?

  6. Tricia Berkow on said:

    Can you use the coconut beverage that comes out of the box or do you have to use the canned coconut milk?
    Thanks!

    • Hi Tricia, yes, you can use the coconut beverage from the box.

  7. Kacy from library.uonbi.ac.ke on said:

    Thanks for this recipe

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