Dairy-Free, Drinks, Low Sugar, One Pot Dish, Vegan

The New Immunity Latte

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Happy post-turkey day! I originally made this when fighting a cold a few weeks back, and the spiciness of the ginger and cinnamon opened my stuffed-up airways. But now that you’re fighting off that food coma and perhaps even that Thanksgiving’s Eve hangover, here’s an immunity drink to ward off feeling rundown and settle that stomach: a Ginger Turmeric Latte. This tea is packed with ginger, turmeric and cinnamon, all of which may combat inflammation and aid in digestion. Combine the tea with your favorite milk to enjoy as a mild latte or sip as is for a yummy, stronger tea.

Ingredients (serves 2-4; makes 3 c).

  • 2″ fresh ginger, with skin on (or 1 t ground)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2″ fresh turmeric, skin on (or 1/4 to 1/2 t ground)
  • 3 c water
  • 2-3 t light brown sugar, unpacked (optional)
  • Unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice

Directions.

  1. Slice ginger and turmeric into medallions, leaving the skin on.
  2. In a small sauce pan, combine ginger, cinnamon, turmeric and water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Stir in sugar to taste (optional) until dissolved. Continue simmering for 10-15 min. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Strain the liquid (optional, but recommended).
  4. To serve:
    • Tea: 1 c, hot as is
    • Latte: combine 1/4 to 1/3 c almond milk or milk of choice and 2/3 to 3/4 c of tea in a mason jar or sealable jar. Shake vigorously until a foam forms. Once frothed, transfer to mug and microwave to heat.
  5. Store tea in the fridge for 7-10 days in a sealed container.
  6. Sip and enjoy!

Inspired by Minimalist Baker‘s “3-Ingredient Ginger Latte” and her “Healing 3-Ingredient Turmeric Tonic.”


Nutrition for entire batch — 3 c of tea with 3 t brown sugar (no milk).
58 calories  •  0 g fat (0%)  •  14.1 g carbs (98%)  •  0.2 g protein (2%)  •  0.2 g fiber  •  12.2 g sugar
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.

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