Morning Rituals: Tumeric & Ginger Latte

The autumn equinox is just days away and the mornings are already starting to feel crisper. We peel back the covers, rise, and the cold and once silent wood begins to creak beneath our feet. Since the cooler weather has rolled in, we have been starting our day with a turmeric & ginger latte...

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This beautiful yellow-gold spice, with its earthy scent and peppery taste, is the perfect spice for autumn. Turmeric, also known as Curcuma longa is a powerful healer – one that we can all benefit from.

Turmeric contains bioactive compounds (chemicals found in certain foods that promote health) called curcuminoids, the most powerful of which is curcumin. Curcumin is, essentially, the antioxidant to end all antioxidants. Along with being a powerful anti-inflammatory compound, studies have shown curcumin to be anti-tumor, antibacterial, antimicrobial, as well as being a powerful assistant in liver detox. It is important to note that turmeric has gained some major popularity in being responsible for glowing skin, aiding in weight loss, combating colds, and boosting brain health. 

Women in particular can reap incredible benefits from this incredible plant. Turmeric has proven estrogenic activity--it mimics the activity of the hormone. This can translate into many different effects on the female reproductive system, such as regulating and normalizing menstruation. Additional conditions that turmeric can benefit include painful menstruation, leukorrhea, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, etc. To find out more about how turmeric and other powerful herbs from nature can help manage your health, inquire through a private consultation. 

 To get the most out of turmeric, it is best to combine this autumnal spice with black pepper, which contains piperine (the compound that makes pepper so peppery) – piperine increases curcumin’s absorption by 2000%!

 

Ginger is among the healthiest and most delicious spices on Earth. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds and has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. Like turmeric, ginger also packs powerful healing properties for women. One of its most popular, safe, and effective uses is for women experiencing morning sickness during pregnancy. Other conditions that benefit from ginger include indigestion (heartburn) which is another common pregnancy-related symptom, painful menstruation, other muscle pain and soreness, poor brain function, inflammatory conditions, and more. 

Regardless if you are experiencing symptoms or conditions, the benefits of turmeric and ginger  can be proactive and nourishing. Replace your routine cup of coffee or tea with a ginger & turmeric latte by using the recipe below:

 

TUMERIC & GINGER LATTE

SERVES: 1

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh organic turmeric (or substitute 1 teaspoon of ground organic turmeric)
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh organic ginger (or substitute 1 teaspoon of ground organic ginger)
  • 2 teaspoons of organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond milk (or any type of nut milk you prefer)
  • pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coconut sugar (optional)

STEP 1: Combine turmeric, ginger, coconut oil, sea salt, and black pepper in a powerful blender.

STEP 2: Heat almond milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until hot but not boiling.

STEP 3: Pour the hot almond milk into the blender and blitz everything until smooth and frothy.

 

Can you incorporate this delicious drink into your morning ritual? Let us know what you think in the comments below!