It’s that time of year again, folks! Starbucks has just released its Pumpkin Spice Latte. Here is a healthy, guilt-free version that you can make at home. 🙂 Happy Autumn!
Anti-Inflammatory Pumpkin Spice Latte
Fall is around the corner and pumpkin spice lattes have made their way back into coffee shops. Here is a recipe that allows you to make your own healthier version of the pumpkin spice latte. This super-charged pumpkin spice drink contains fresh turmeric and ginger, which are effective herbs at reducing inflammation. Inflammation is the root cause of many acute and chronic diseases, including arthritis, elevated cholesterol, chronic muscle pain, sinusitis and various gut complaints. As a way to combat inflammation, ginger and turmeric are two staples that should be included into your diet on a daily basis. Here is a fun way to include these medicinal foods into your favorite fall beverage.
*Tip* Even if you don’t have time to make the latte at home, you can keep fresh ground turmeric and ginger with you to add to your favorite coffee drink.
- Fresh turmeric root (roughly 2 inches) – skin peeled
- Fresh ginger root (roughly 2 inches) – skin peeled
- 4 cups almond milk
- ½ tsp vanilla bean
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp peppercorn
- Cut the ginger root and turmeric root into thin slices (make sure the skin has been removed)
- Put the 4 cups of almond milk on the stove in a small sized pot and add the sliced ginger and turmeric
- Heat the mixture and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes
- Add the remaining spices and stir
- Using cheesecloth, strain the mixture into a mug