Super Turmeric Latte
Milk infused with turmeric, or 'golden milk', has been used in traditional Ayurveda since ancient times, and has recently become more popular in the west under the guise of the turmeric latte.
Turmeric boasts a range of benefits for endometriosis, largely thanks for the active compound it contains - curcumin. Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory which we know helps manage pain, and may also have a blood sugar balancing effect which helps with regulating and maintaining normal hormones. On top of this, a study in 2012 found that curcumin accelerated the death of endometrial cells in mice1 and a 2013 study (also on mice) found that endo cells had higher levels of estrogen than those found in the uterus, and after using curcumin the estrogen levels were reduced and cell growth slowed down2. Essentially, curcumin was able to suppress the reproduction of endo by reducing estrogen.
Ginger is also found to have similar anti-inflammatory and pain reducing effects as turmeric. In a 2013 study, ginger root powder was shown to significantly reduce period pain and pain-related nausea when taken during the first three days of participants’ periods.3 And even earlier, in 2009, a study found ginger root powder to be just as effective as ibuprofen and even mefenamic acid when treating participants with primary dysmenorrhea.4
This latte is also great because you can adapt it however you want. We like to add cinnamon for a blood sugar balancing and delicious kick, plus other spices for a really warming and complex flavor. The black pepper is there to increase the bioavailability of the curcumin.
We also love to add adaptogenic mushrooms and herbs, like lion's mane for cognitive function, cordyceps for oxygen uptake, and ashwagandha for cortisol regulation. There are so many ways to make this latte super!
Prep time: 7 minutes
Ingredients for super tumeric latte
- 500ml/2 cups nut milk
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or fresh vanilla pod
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- Pinch of ground clove
- Pinch of ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon coconut butter
- Pinch of ground black pepper
Directions for super tumeric latte
- Briefly blitz all the ingredients in a blender to ensure they’re well combined
- Add to a saucepan and heat on a low-medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes
- Pour into a mug and enjoy
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- calories: 190
- fat: 13.5g
- protein: 3.3g
- sodium: 341mg
- sugar: 0.9g
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