This delicious Food as Medicine recipe is delicious! Our Golden Turmeric Latte is a creamy, rich latte filled with anti-inflammatory and thyroid-supporting nutrients.
More than just adding a beautiful golden color to this latte, turmeric is one of the most potent anti-inflammatory agents we know. It also has been shown to counter the proliferative effect of estrogen on cancer cells. The cashews are rich in vitamins B6, E, and K and minerals copper, zinc, and selenium, which support the thyroid.
We recommend this recipe to anyone experiencing any type of hormonal fluctuation. Not only creamy and rich, it is full of savory flavors and incredibly satisfying. Because of the cashews and coconut oil, this latte will help keep you full longer and stabilize blood sugar, preventing you from wanting to snack excessively. The boldness of the turmeric mixed with cinnamon and a pinch of clove is totally scrumptious.
GOLDEN TURMERIC LATTE
- 4 tbs. raw cashews
- 4 tbs. shredded unsweetened coconut (Whole Foods)
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- Pinch of clove or ginger (your preference)
- Pinch of coarse sea salt
Blend the cashews, shredded coconut, and water till creamy. Strain through a nut-milk bag and discard the pulp (you now have cashew milk). Pour the liquid back in the blender with the rest of the ingredients and give it a quick whiz. Transfer to a pot on the stove, bring to a boil (or heat gently until warm to the touch), remove from heat, and serve warm with a dusting of cinnamon.
NOTE: If in a rush, you may also like to try using unsweetened coconut milk in place of the cashew milk.
Meryl Brandwein (RD/LDN) is the founder of Meryl Brandwein Nutrition, a nutrition practice based in South Florida. For many years, Meryl has been a leader in advancing a whole foods approach to integrating nutrition into overall health and wellness programs and strategies.