Turmeric can be used to treat inflammation naturally. It can also assist in stimulating the digestive process and reduce abdominal discomfort. Ginger can also help with digestion, reducing bloating, flatulence, nausea, and cramping. I find that having a little every day helps me to manage my IBS, plus it tastes delicious in this easy to make drink!
Black pepper and fat (in this recipe in the form of coconut oil, butter, ghee or coconut milk) can help the body absorb turmeric better, so it’s important to add them to get the most benefits.1-5
This turmeric latte recipe is also dairy free, gluten free, suitable for vegans or vegetarians and it’s low FODMAP friendly.
Serves: 1 Time: 5 mins
1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ground ginger
Pinch black pepper
1 tsp maple syrup (or sweetener of your choice)
1 tsp coconut oil (or butter, ghee or coconut milk)
Add all the ingredients to an electric milk frother or small saucepan on a stove. If using the stove, whisk the ingredients to mix thoroughly.
Heat until it’s just about to simmer.
Serve and enjoy!
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