I’m always looking to incorporate new healthy ingredients for smoothies and teas but never lattes – so this recipe which was originally featured in a recent GOOP newsletter for Great Skin – Inside and Out kills two birds with one great caffeine-free latte. I used my favourite creamy almond milk from Califia Farms (California) in Toasted Coconut which is only 45 calories per cup. YUM!
Both ginger and turmeric have incredible anti-inflammatory properties, which means this soothing and delicious latte is also really good for you.
Ginger + Turmeric Latte
1 heaped teaspoon peeled and finely chopped fresh turmeric
1 teaspoon peeled and roughly chopped ginger
1 tablespoon organic coconut sugar, maple sugar or raw blue agave sweetener
2 teaspoons organic virgin coconut oil
pinch himalayan salt
1/4 tsp. high quality green matcha powder (optional)
1 cup almond milk
- Combine turmeric, ginger, coconut sugar, coconut oil and a pinch of sea salt in a powerful blender.
- Heat almond milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until just simmering.
- Pour the hot almond milk into the blender and blitz everything until smooth and frothy.
Jean Godfrey June, goop Beauty Director
I think food makes an enormous difference in the look of your skin. Too much sugar starts an inflammatory glycation process that’s not just super-aging in the long-term, it makes you look puffy and lethargic in the short-term. Inflammation has been proven to be a huge factor in aging in general, and in the way your skin ages, in particular, so anti-inflammatory foods help—my current personal anti-inflammatory obsessions are turmeric and sour cherry. And avocados, like everyone else on the planet!
Fats got such a bad name for so long, and I truly believe they’re critical, especially for people with dry or aging skin: Avocado, sunflower, olive, and coconut oils are all incredible, plus I like to take wild salmon oil capsules. And eat oily fish: My boyfriend and I grilled some fresh herring from the farmer’s market and they were—so good. I’m a huge egg person also. I’m in favor of full-fat milk if you’re going to have milk for the same reason.
And again, antioxidants—in many of the foods I’ve already mentioned, but pretty much every fruit, vegetable, and nut in existence—are important to take internally as well as topically.
Turmeric is incredibly anti-inflammatory and incredibly delicious. My boyfriend got a pound of turmeric powder one day, and that started the whole craze. Fresh turmeric takes it to whole new level; put it with fresh ginger and the flavor is just…heaven.
This latte is pure comfort food, the creamy almond milk, the rich coconut, a little salty a little sweet, warm, spicy: Everything I love!
Photos: d. king
If you make it let me know how you like it