If you tested my blood it would read: 50% chocolate, 50% turmeric. So, I combined my two favorite things into one, for the perfect warming winter latte. Ever since I made this recipe, I’ve had it every single night! It is seriously the perfect combination and is so incredibly healing. This latte is filled with potent anti-inflammatories, gut-healing collagen, and 100% cacao for the perfect chocolatley taste, without the added sugar.
Turmeric is one of the most, if not the most, healing foods to exist; it has potent medicinal properties. It’s anti-inflammatory properties have shown to match pharmaceutical drugs specifically targeted to fight inflammation. Turmeric is also a powerful antioxidant, and can actually increase the antioxidant capacity of the body. Its effects have shown to reduce the risk for brain disease, heart disease, and even the risk of cancer. It’s that powerful. If you were to ask me 1 supplement I recommend, it would be turmeric (just watch out, because along with its potent healing properties, it comes with POTENT staining abilities…. I’ve learned the hard way.. multiple times!!) In order to get the full effects of turmeric, it must be combined with black pepper and and a little dietary fat for maximum absorption! And trust me, you want to get the full effects. Just another reason why this latte is perfect — it contains everything you need to soak in all the healing benefits. (Ginger and cinnamon also make the list for their potent anti-inflammatory properties, so I added them in here too).
Combine turmeric with chocolate, specifically Philosophie Cacao Magic Superfoods powder, for the most delicious latte with all the healing benefits. Just one scoop of Cacao Magic contains 10 grams of plant based protein and a whole host of superfoods (maca and reishi, just to name a few) . There are no artificial sweeteners or flavors, yet it tastes amazing on it’s own!
My favorite way to make this is using heated nut milk and blending in a Vitamix for maximum frothiness. Beware: this WILL stain your Vitamix yellow from the turmeric! (to get rid of turmeric stains, simply wash blender as normal, and place blender in direct sunlight for an afternoon!) You can also use a handheld frother if you’re not ready to make the investment in a Vitamix (although I highly recommend). Add your ingredients, turn up the speed, and in seconds, you’ll have the foamiest, most nourishing latte.
Turmeric Hot Cacao
- 1 c nut milk of choice (I recommend coconut, cashew or almond)
- 1 scoop Philosophie Cacao Magic (could sub Cacao Powder)
- 1/2 t organic ground turmeric powder
- knob fresh ginger or 1/2 t ground ginger
- dash black pepper
- dash cinnamon
- optional: adaptogens (tocos + ashwaganda)
- Step 1 Heat 1 c nut milk (I use full fat coconut milk or cashew milk) then add to high-speed blender (I use a Vitamix ) with:
- Step 2 1 Tablespoon Cacao Magic or Cacao
- Step 3 1/2 t turmeric
- Step 4 knob fresh ginger
- Step 5 dash black pepper + cinnamon
- Step 6 optional adaptogens: I use tocos, reishi + ashwaganda