Serene Sunrise - Honey Turmeric Ginger Latte
Turmeric: This beautiful orange-fleshed root is a main spice in Indian curry and is a great source of cucurmin, its active ingredient. Tumeric stimulates digestion, it is good for the liver and gall bladder and has been known to help support liver function and prevent gall stones. It has incredible anti-inflammatory properties and can help ease chronic pain.
Ginger: A pungent and richly fragrant rhizome, ginger is rich in the polyphenol gingerol. Polyphenols are one of the constituents that make up terpenes. Ginger is known to help settle indigestion and other digestive issues. It is also anti-inflammatory and helps boost the immune system. Ginger is a warming spice.
Oat (from oat milk): Oat is a mild nervine and helps stimulate the nervous system. Oats can help with mental and physical exhaustion and alleviate symptoms of irritability or lack of focus. They are perfect for a morning and why oatmeal is such a nice breakfast food.
Black Pepper: Mildly stimulative, gives a slight boost to your morning ritual. Black pepper helps increase the bioavailability of the cucurmin in tumeric. It also helps ease bloating and gas.
Honey: Honey in its raw form is best. When honey is pasteurized the process removes many of the nutrients and benefits from bee pollen, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. So clear often does not mean better. Honey is also known to be antibacterial and antifungal. And much like the other ingredients in this recipe also aids with digestion.
2 cups of oat milk (barista blend provides a richer complexity, but any oat milk will do)
1 Koan Calm blend cordial
2 tsp raw honey (Manuka if available, but any botanical variety of honey will do)
3 tsp tumeric, fresh, grated or dried ground
½-1 inch of fresh ginger root, peeled and grated (substitute for pre-peeled/grated 2-4 frozen ginger cubes will also work)
½ tsp black pepper, ground, plus more for dusting.
Muddle turmeric, ginger, black pepper and honey in a large wide-mouth mason jar or a small bowl. Warm oat milk in a microwave-safe vessel (1-2 minutes) or on the stovetop in a pot (heat to just before boiling). Bring up to the desired temperature.
Pour the warmed oat milk over your muddled spices into your mason jar, cap your mason jar tightly. Shake until combined and the liquid is frothy. Pour liquid into your favorite mug.
Pour in Koan CALM cordial and stir.
Dust with black pepper
Serve hot or cold.