Dairy Free Turmeric Latte

Thank you to So Delicious for sponsoring the post. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

I feel like I’ve been talking ad nauseum about my anti-inflammatory diet lately, but that’s because it has made such a difference! I feel so much better when I not only eliminate inflammatory foods, but also add in ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties like, you guessed it, turmeric.

For the last month or two, I’ve been working on perfecting my turmeric latte recipe, and it’s finally so good that I’m ready to share it. I find that some turmeric lattes can taste chalky or kind of like dirt, but I add cinnamon, ginger (two more anti-inflammatory ingredients!) and a dash of maple syrup for a warming drink that is not only healing but feels like a treat.

I can honestly say that this recipe tastes better than any turmeric latte I’ve gotten at a coffee shop or restaurant.

I try to incorporate ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon into my diet every single day and this is a great way to knock them all out in one shot. I usually sip on this in the afternoon as a little pick me up.

One of the issues I had with my recipe was figuring out the perfect milk to use. I’m dairy free, and finding a milk alternative that both tastes good, has a nice thick consistency, and is free of a ton of crappy ingredients is virtually impossible… until now.

So Delicious, one of my all-time favorite dairy-free brands (I live on their “ice cream”) has just come out with a super clean organic almondmilk that has only six ingredients (and seven for the vanilla flavor). And guess what? It tastes amazing. It’s creamy and milk-like, and I feel zero guilt in drinking it because it’s so clean.

Usually I go for the unsweetened option and add a dash of maple syrup to my latte, but the vanilla flavor is so delicious (thanks to the natural, pure vanilla extract) and feels really indulgent with only a small amount of cane sugar.

Another cool thing about the product is that the bottle is made from at least 80% plants!

Turmeric Latte Recipe (Makes 1 serving):

1 cup, milk of your choice (I use So Delicious vanilla organic almondmilk with cashew)
1 teaspoon, turmeric
1 teaspoon, grated ginger
½ teaspoon, cinnamon
Dash of vanilla extract (If you use vanilla almondmilk, you don’t need this!)
Dash of maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of black pepper (this ingredient might seem random but black pepper helps your body absorb curcumin, the anti-inflammatory element in turmeric)

Heat almondmilk on the stove or in the microwave.
Mix in turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and black pepper.
Use a frother or a blender to mix well.

Photos by Julia D’Agostino.

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  1. Keri williams said:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I’ve just bought my first turmeric supplement and can’t wait to get started but this sounds like another great way to combat inflammation!

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  2. Oana said:

    That GMG dress is absolutely stunning, and you look gorgeous in it!

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    • Julia said:

      Thank you so much! I adore it.

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  3. Amy said:

    Would love to try! Do you have any recs on an espresso machine? Wouldn’t be heavily used, but still need one that does a good job!

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    • Amy said:

      Okay, nevermind, no machine needed for this recipe 🙂

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  4. Allie said:

    This sounds so delicious. Im always in the hunt for a healthy warm beverage, and this fits the bill perfect. I can’t wait to make it. Also, that dress looks so beautiful on you!
    Thank you for sharing,

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  5. Colleen Olsen said:

    Thanks Julia! So excited to try this. I have RA and also eat and drink anti inflammatory foods all day. Also gluten free. Both have made a huge difference. Have you tried Bai drinks? They also help and are a good option to take with you while you are running errands etc.

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    • Julia said:

      I think I’m the only person in the universe who doesn’t like Bai. It just tastes so fake sweet to me! But everyone else seems to love it 🙂

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  6. Angela said:

    This is sounds like a really god drink! I’m trying to incorporate healthier things into my diet, I’ll have to try this!

    Angela | Cue the Coffee

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  7. I try to drink a turmeric latte every night while relaxing before bed. Now that it’s getting warm out though it’s getting a little harder to drink warm drinks. I’m going to try making it iced!

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    • Julia said:

      Smart! Going to try that this week too.

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  8. Kristin said:

    Can you please provide link to the dress you’re wearing? Love it!

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  9. Summer said:

    Did you try ground ginger in this recipe before?

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    • Julia said:

      I have! I like the chopped fresh ginger better. The flavor pops more, but ground definitely works too.

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  10. Emily said:

    I have a juicer and have recently started using to juice ginger and turmeric root to add to my juices, but also love using that for “lattes” since it tastes stronger than powder and doesn’t have the chalky taste!

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  11. Kendria said:

    Can’t wait to try this! Also, sidenote – thanks for mentioning Aimee Raupp in earlier posts. Her latest book Body Belief has been a Godsend, and I’m not sure I would’ve found her without Lemon Stripes. I’m on day 4 of her 30 day “Reboot and Restore” plan and this latte recipe fits quite nicely!

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  12. Martha said:

    Yes, this drink is called Golden Milk, very popular now. It has a history, look it up!

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  13. Alice said:

    Interesting recipe, thanks! I should to cook it for yourself for breakfast. I think it’s a good fit for a cold.

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