Is your body calling out for some superfood love? Or just fancy something flavoursome and different? No matter how your body or mind is feeling today, this latte will fix you up good and proper.
I’m not sure what brought me to trial out a turmeric latte, but i’m glad I did. I wasn’t expecting much, HA, how naïve I was. The flavour combos complimented each other beautifully, creating a sweet, aromatic vegan latte! The innards of the superfood latte: Oat milk, cacao butter, turmeric, maca powder, ginger and maple syrup combine into a mug of tasty nutrition.
Since it’s getting colder here in England, my plant-milk coffee and green tea intake has increased greatly. Even though I’ll never get bored of them, it’s nice to change things up by make your own fancy latte and taking a moment or two to have a cuppa with yourself and your thoughts. That’s the English way to solve everything anyway.
The Turmeric & Maca Superfood Latte is terribly easy and quick I see no possible excuse to rid yourself of a vibrant yellow beverage.
We have quite a few foods which are said to be super in here, and their health benefits are quite extensive – so i’ll try to keep it brief guys. But I just have to tell you about some of these amazing ingredients…
I’m all for natural remedies, turmeric is a magical ingredient for some major diseases and health issues including arthritis, cancer and depression. Most importantly in this household, the anti-inflammatory qualities that greatly benefit ulcerative colitis and inflamed bowels. I initially reached for the turmeric for this reason, I wanted to create a tasty homemade remedy. *Insert disclaimer here*, no I’m not saying that you should scrap your medication and go for this anti-inflammatory latte instead, but where and if possible, I like to heal and aid my body with food and nutrition over medication.
Turmeric is a pretty hard superfood to beat on its medicinal qualities, but maca powder does pretty well at competing with its nutritional benefits. Dillon is always commenting on how often I use maca (coz it tastes so gooood), but it’s hardly a bad thing when you look at all them vitamins inside, like iron and calcium. This nutrients dense turnip-looking root has shown to help fertility and balance hormones in men and women, so I popped it in the latte too.
So for that rich flavour, I melted a teeny bit of cacao butter in there. Not an ingredient in everyone’s pantry, but it is worth it (plus you can make some raw chocolate with it, yum!). I can’t say it will taste as good without it, yet if you don’t have any, let me know how it goes! The cacao will fill your body with anti-oxidants, the cherry on top of the cake for superfood latte.
Once the cacao butter has melted, add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until there are no lumps and is frothy
Pour into your favourite mug and go and get cosy
If you're wondering how I made the latte look super fancy in the GIF above, I followed the first two steps, then poured ¾ of the milk into a mug and followed the rest of the steps. I then poured the rest of the latte into the mug.