Almond Turmeric Latte…..Amazingly delicious and nutritious
This SUPER spice will kick your fat burning filter into high gear.
Turmeric acts an all-natural anti-inflammatory agent and can assist your liver’s enzymes in flushing out carcinogens from your body which is key for optimal health and efficient fat loss. The liver acts as a natural detoxifier – it is your body’s fat burning filter.
It is the liver’s responsibility to eliminate all the toxins from your body. If your liver is functioning poorly, besides draining your energy, it makes it more difficult to release any unwanted body fat.
Turmeric is a spice made from grinding the roots of the Curcuma longa plant, also called curcumin. It is a prime ingredient in curry powder.
Why add turmeric to your diet?
- An aid in maintaining a healthy, functioning liver
- It’s been proven to help reduce joint pain which is a result of inflammation
- Lowers blood sugar – which in turn, helps eliminate cravings and keeps your body like a fat-burning machine.
- Powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-cancer agents
Besides adding turmeric into your smoothies and cooking, try this great latte. It’s a very warming drink which is perfect for the winter months.
Almond Turmeric Latte
1 cup almond milk (homemade)
1 tsp organic turmeric
1 tsp organic cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 tbsp manuka honey or if you are sugar free – 2-3 drops of stevia
Pinch of salt and pepper **
Add all ingredients to a pot and heat to desired temperature
1 cup almonds (soaked for 4 hours & drained)
1 date or 3 drops stevia
4 cups water
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp sea salt
Soak almonds, drain, and rinse. Mix with 4 cups water, dates/stevia, vanilla and salt in your vitamix until well blended. Pour into nut bag and let liquid drain into large mason jar. Search the web for pulp recipes or feed to your compost.
***Experiment with walnuts, pecans, hemp seeds for making different flavoured milks
** turmeric is not easy to absorb, and if your body can’t absorb it, you can’t benefit from it! Fortunately, black pepper makes it easier for your body to absorb turmeric. So just add black pepper to a recipe that calls for turmeric or sprinkle black pepper over the curry or other turmeric containing food on your plate!
Want more of this amazing spice?
Add it to your egg dishes. Adding a pinch to eggs is a great place to start because the color will blend in!!! You can toss it with roasted veggies – especially cauliflower and root veggies. A bowl of chicken noodle soup will never be the same when you add in some turmeric. And your smoothies will love a bit of the root and so will your body!!!
Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness field for over two decades & has coached and trained many clients during this time. She is an ACE certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of Busy Mama Programs such as the Busy Mama Reboot, How to Become an Efficient Fat Burner, Busy Mama Detox & more. As a Juice Plus+ mum of 2 healthy kids, she is passionate about teaching others the POWER of whole food nutrition in the role of disease prevention. To find out more about these life changing programs check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.
I purchase my organic turmeric, cinnamon and almonds from Upayanaturals.