Rabu, 28 September 2016

Nourishing Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Latte (It’s Delicious!)

For a not-so-basic latte, try your hand at making a Turmeric Latte. Start with unsweetened coconut milk (the kind in a carton—not a can), lightly warmed, and then blend in Vega Sport Performance Protein, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon. To reap even more of the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric1, add in a dash of black pepper. Black pepper increases the bioavailability of the antioxidant curcumin in turmeric2—so you’ll get more benefit from this bright orange spice.

Note: if you don’t have a high speed blender, you may prefer the texture of using ground spices instead of fresh spices.

Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients



  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 serving Vega Sport Performance Protein Vanilla
  • 1 inch fresh turmeric (1 Tbsp ground turmeric)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger (1 Tbsp ground ginger)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla (extract or powder)
  • Optional: ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp sweetener of choice


Preparation


Gently warm coconut milk in saucepan. Remove from heat before boiling.
In a high-speed blender, place all other ingredients.
Pour warm coconut milk into blender, sealing lid tightly and covering with a dishcloth (in case it splatters).
Blend for 2 minutes.
Serve while still hot.


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