Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Did you know that the bioavailability of turmeric is increased when you pair it with certain foods?
Turmeric is used to alleviate symptoms of arthritis, asthma, bloating, digestive issues, liver problems, heartburn and headaches. It has also been found to aid in fat metabolism and weight management.
So how do you get the most out of this wonder food? You pair it with healthy fats and black pepper!
The piperine is a key chemical in black pepper that helps with the absorption of curcumin; the active ingredient in turmeric. This turmeric latte recipe uses both.
The recipe uses coconut oil as the fat source. If you haven’t had a lot of coconut oil before, an increase in fats can cause stomach discomfort in some people. Start with ½ a tablespoon of coconut oil and build your way up.
This recipe serves one person.
*The turmeric taste is quite strong, so if you’re not sure, start with one teaspoon and build up.
** To make the turmeric paste, combine 2 parts turmeric powder with 1 part boiling water. Mix and store any extra in the fridge for up to 5 days.
***The turmeric can stain, so be careful of any benchtops or clothes.
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