Turmeric Ginger Latte

{with fresh ginger}

As many of you who follow me on Instagram probably know by now, turmeric ginger lattes are a regular in my routine. Warm or cold, this drink has become a favorite drink year round. Something about the warm and earthy taste is just so comforting—and I know those spices are doing wonders for my body!

Fresh ginger is a delicacy in my lattes. While powdered ginger can be a huge time savor and convenience, fresh ginger is just so—fresh! Call me crazy, but I always think it has this sort of bubble gum-like taste in the latte.

Vegan Turmeric Lattes

Over the past few months, I have been taking time to peel and prep the ginger for my lattes, and it’s been a real treat. One trick I have found super helpful is to batch prep a bunch of ginger at once. I wash the ginger, and then carefully remove the skin with a knife or a spoon. Then I store the ginger pieces in a glass container in the freeze and pull out pieces of ginger as needed for making my lattes throughout the week. I think that has been a huge time savor on busy days. This week I even got so a head of myself, I batched 3 concentrates (only used 1 cup of water and no soy milk) of this drink and stuck two in the freezer for later in the week. Genius!

 

My other variations of this drink can be found here: quick method and the original. Check out NutritionFacts.org to learn more about the health benefits of ginger, turmeric, and dates.

Just a few notes about this drink before you get started.

  1. I have recently started adding about 1 cup of soy milk to this drink. I did not write it in the instructions, as to keep this drink 100% whole food, plant-based drink. But if you are looking for a little extra creaminess, feel free to add that in. I think it tastes great both ways!
  2. I have recently started adding cinnamon to this drink, thanks to my dad and brother’s ideas. It’s a lovely addition. Feel free to adjust the cinnamon to your liking or omit it completely. Totally up to you!
  3. Serve this drink warm or cold. The drink may settle a bit if you let it sit in the fridge, just stir it up (or shake it if you put it in jar with a lid). If you want to serve it warm, either heat it in the microwave or on the stove top to desired temperature and texture.
  4. Adding a pinch of black pepper to dishes or drinks using turmeric helps boost the bioavaibility of curcumin in turmeric, making it easier for your body to get the most benefit from this wonderful spice. That’s why there is a pinch of black pepper in this recipe.
  5. In the notes below, I have added some suggestions for making this drink for 2 people (or one large drink). So feel free to use that version if you want to make less. I am usually making this for a few people when I make it for myself- sharing is caring! 🙂 
Vegan Turmeric Lattes

 

Turmeric Ginger Latte
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons fresh ginger*
  2. 4-6 cups of water
  3. 1/4- 1/3 cup cashews
  4. 2-3 pitted dates
  5. 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  6. ½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  7. Black pepper, a pinch
Instructions
  1. Wash the ginger. Using a knife or the back of a spoon, carefully remove the skin off of the ginger. Chop the ginger into pieces to measure our 2 tablespoons. Add the fresh ginger to a high-speed blender with 1 cup of water and blend until the ginger is ground. Using a mesh strainer, pour the ginger water over a clean cup to remove the pulp.
  2. Return the ginger water back to the blender. Add in the cashews, soy milk, dates, turmeric, black pepper, and 3-5 cups of water. Blend until smooth (I like to blend for 30-60 seconds to ensure it is super smooth).
  3. Serve warm or cold. Makes enough for 3-4 people
Notes
  1. *For a more gingery drink, feel free to add 1-2 more tablespoons of ginger.
  2. *To make this for 2 (or one large drink). Use 1 tablespoons fresh ginger, 2-3 cups water,
  3. 2-3 tablespoons cashews, 1-2 pitted dates, 1/2 tsp of ground turmeric, a pinch of black pepper. Follow the instructions above.
Kristina DeMuth https://stonebreakerswebgroup.com/