Turmeric has been used for centuries in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine; it is one of the key ingredients in curry powder. It is a flowering plant in the ginger family and comes from the root of Curcuma longa.
Turmeric is known for its proven health benefits, such as the potential to improve heart health and even prevent Alzheimer's and cancer. Only one tablespoon of ground turmeric contains almost 1 gram of protein and two grams of dietary fiber. It is also a great source of potassium, Vitamin C, and iron.
Plus, its earthy, peppery flavor makes it the perfect addition to all sorts of recipes. Turmeric spice works especially well with root vegetables, winter squash, poultry, beef, or lamb in savory dishes. Its earthy peppery flavor is perfect for both white rice and cauliflower rice. Turmeric is just as good in desserts combined with citrusy or tropical flavors like banana and mango.
Today, we will dedicate some time to all the delicious beverages you can make using turmeric, and for a reason. If you want to enjoy both the flavor and the health benefits of this magical spice, the best way to consume turmeric is with a drink. This way, our body can absorb all the nutrients easily and quickly reap the benefits of this delicious superfood.
There are several options for cooking with turmeric - fresh turmeric and ground turmeric spice being two of the most popular. Both will provide health benefits, but they are slightly different in the flavor profile.
Fresh turmeric root looks very similar to its cousin ginger. It is pleasantly fragrant and has a fresh earthy, peppery taste with a spicy punch. It’s best for healthy smoothies, mocktails, and tea.
Dried ground turmeric still has all the nutrients and a warm spicy flavor, but is slightly less intense. It is perfect for savory dishes, latte drinks, and homemade seasoning blends.
If you can’t find fresh turmeric, just substitute it with ground turmeric seasoning - one inch of fresh turmeric equals one teaspoon of ground turmeric.
So don't wait any longer and start enjoying one of the trendiest ingredients of 2022 daily. From three delicious versions of turmeric ginger latte and tea to turmeric smoothies and more, there are endless possibilities for adding this fantastic spice to your drinks.
This latte is a quick and delicious way to get your daily dose of turmeric. You don’t need any fancy kitchen appliance to make it either - just some high-quality ingredients and a mason jar. It’s slightly spicy because of fresh ginger and just the right level of sweet, thanks to honey and almond milk.
The perfect combination of spicy and sweet - this refreshing latte is made with full-fat coconut milk, freshly ground turmeric, and ginger. It’s an excellent healthy drink to enjoy on a warm day.
This Golden Milk Turmeric Ginger Latte is the perfect way to start your day or relax and unwind after a long day. Made with turmeric, milk, coconut milk, fresh ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, and dates, this latte is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that will help keep you healthy and looking young! Plus, it’s super tasty and easy to make -it only takes 10 minutes.
Have you heard of the beautiful Okinawa Island of Japan? Okinawa is also known as the Longevity Island and boasts the highest concentration of centenarians in the world. Can you guess the favorite drink of Okinawans? It’s turmeric ginger tea!
This turmeric banana smoothie with ginger is the perfect drink to start your day or get a quick, nutritious refreshment after a workout! Fresh, colorful, and most importantly, tasty – this smoothie is sure to help you feel rejuvenated. Made with honey and vanilla for sweetness, hemp seeds for protein and fiber, and of course, bananas, this smoothie will pleasantly surprise you.
This drink is quick to make, naturally sweetened, and super refreshing. Made with fresh ginger, lemon, turmeric, and maple syrup (or raw honey), it’s the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot day. And don’t forget the mint garnish – it adds a touch of sweetness and flavor that takes this lemonade over the top!
Kick off your shoes, put on sunglasses, and get ready to feel the tropical breeze! This delicious smoothie is like a vacation in a glass. Papaya and other sweet tropical fruits are blended with creamy coconut milk and earthy turmeric for a perfect balance of flavor and nutrition. Whether you're escaping the winter cold or just need a quick pick-me-up, this smoothie will transport you to your happy place.