ARE TURMERIC LATTES GOOD FOR YOU?

A turmeric latte can often be found on the menus of cafés, coffee shops and brunch places alike. Held in high accolade as a wellness drink, we’re clearing things up to determine if it’s all talk or if turmeric lattes are good for you. Keep reading to discover their health benefits, how they compare to coffee and how to make one at home. 

What’s in a Turmeric Latte?

A turmeric latte is a mix of fresh or powdered turmeric, with various spices such as ginger, or cinnamon and a pinch of black pepper, all combined with steamed milk to create a warming drink that is pure sunshine with every sip. Also commonly called ‘golden milk’ due to its impressive, vibrant yellow colour, turmeric lattes are a nourishing alternative to your daily coffee or as a soothing bedtime drink.

You can create your own turmeric latte mix or we love our easy-to-use turmeric latte powder blends that offer a delicious balance of flavours. When it comes to adding milk, both dairy and non-dairy milk work well and is down to your personal preference. 

Turmeric

The ground root of the Curcuma Longa plant, turmeric belongs to the ginger family and has been used for centuries within Asian cultures, whereby it is recognised for its magical properties and often used within religious ceremonies. A rich and bright yellow colour, the turmeric creates the vibrant colouring of a turmeric latte. 

Cinnamon

The addition of cinnamon in a turmeric latte helps balance out the taste of turmeric and creates a well-balanced, spiced flavour. In our blends, we use Ceylon Cinnamon from Sri Lanka, which is considered to have a superior taste and a high level of beneficial properties compared to other types. 

Black Pepper

Believe it or not, a pinch of black pepper is essential for a turmeric latte to ensure the maximum health benefits are achieved. Referred to as the ‘King of Spices’, black pepper has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years due to its high concentration of potent plant compounds. Just a pinch in a turmeric latte activates the turmeric and makes it 2000% more bioavailable to the body. Without it, most of the benefits of turmeric are lost! 

5 Reasons Why Turmeric Lattes Are Good for You

There are many health benefits from drinking turmeric lattes, particularly from the turmeric, ginger and black pepper. 

Loaded with Antioxidants

Curcumin is the active component within turmeric, which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It has many impressive qualities, one of which is that it’s high in antioxidants, making turmeric lattes an amazing way to fight cell damage and protect the body from oxidative stress. Research shows that diets rich in antioxidants can help to lower the risk of infections and diseases

Reduce Inflammation 

Turmeric lattes are also good for you because their ingredients, particularly curcumin and cinnamon, have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which some studies found are comparable to pharmaceutical drugs but without the associated side effects. 

Improve Memory

Turmeric lattes can also be good for brain function and improving memory. Curcumin has been found to cross the blood-brain barrier and may help protect against cognitive decline by helping your brain form new connections to promote the growth of brain cells. Cinnamon has also been found to improve brain function

Mood-Boosting

Another amazing benefit of drinking turmeric lattes is that they may help to boost your mood. Again, the hero compound curcumin has been suggested to reduce symptoms of depression and mood disorders. 

Improve Digestion 

If you struggle with indigestion, a turmeric latte could help the symptoms, as turmeric has been found to improve the digestion of fat by increasing bile production by up to 62%.  

What Do Turmeric Lattes Taste Like?

Turmeric lattes have a sweet yet spicy and slightly earthy taste. If you like spices then you are sure to enjoy a turmeric latte and our well-balanced blends. If you want to experiment with different flavours, try using different milk such as coconut or almond, or even add a little ginger for an added kick.

Do Turmeric Lattes Contain Caffeine? 

Turmeric lattes do not contain caffeine because they do not have any coffee or natural caffeine source, like matcha, within them. They are therefore a delicious alternative to a daily coffee if you are particularly sensitive to caffeine or are trying to cut down on your caffeine intake. 

Is it Easy to Make a Turmeric Latte at Home? 

With our delicious wellness blends of turmeric latte, making a nourishing turmeric latte at home is quick and easy. No longer do you need to head to your local coffee shop for your turmeric fix, simply add 1-2 tsp of our barista blend with a little hot water and mix to get rid of any lumps. Then gently heat some milk (dairy or plant-based it’s your choice), or use a milk frother for a guaranteed creamy beverage. Add the heated milk to your turmeric mix and stir. It’s as easy as that! 

You can also make a turmeric frappé with our latte blends, which is essentially an iced turmeric latte. To create this at home, simply add 2 tsp of turmeric latte blend to a blender along with a glass of cold milk. Blitz it up and pour over cubed or crushed ice for a refreshing and nourishing drink.

Turmeric Lattes at Home with Sweet Revolution

Add some sunshine to your day with our Instant and Barista Turmeric Latte blends. All our recipes are 100% organic and dairy, gluten, nut and refined sugar-free, so you can enjoy a turmeric latte knowing it contains only the very best ingredients

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