Turmeric is an incredibly versatile ingredient. There are so many ways to eat and drink it. You can use the spice in the kitchen for adding more flavour to savory dishes such as soups, dressings and curries. You can also add it to rice, vegetables or scrambles. However, not many people think of using turmeric as a ingredient for sweets such as cookies and cakes or a sweet latte! You are probably already familiar with our Turmeric Latte from Nature’s Harvest. Our Turmeric Latte mix can be used for so many recipes besides a latte. Here are a few to hopefully spark your inspiration and perhaps you can come up with some of your own turmeric recipes.

  1. 1. A delicious and easy turmeric ‘golden milk’ latte

First of all, the most simple recipe: the turmeric latte, also known as golden milk.  A warming caffeine free latte with turmeric, ginger, cardamom, chilli, black pepper, cinnamon and vanilla. You can serve the turmeric latte hot, which is probably best for the colder winter months but you can also serve it cold as an iced turmeric latte.

  • Hot Turmeric Latte: Add ½ teaspoon of Turmeric  Latte Mix to 180 ml cold milk and stir and steam this together.
  • Iced Turmeric Latte: Add ½ teaspoon of Turmeric  Latte Mix to a little bit of hot water and mix this well. Then add 350 ml of a milk of your choice. Add some ice to make it even more cold and refreshing!

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2. A healthy turmeric smoothie

The best thing about smoothies, besides their deliciousness, is that you can endlessly experiment with fruits and flavours. Literally anything goes! Here are some ideas for a beautiful bright yellow smoothie.

Turmeric Pineapple Sunshine Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1-1½ cups cold water or any kind of plantbased milk
  • 1 teaspoon peeled, chopped fresh ginger or ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Sweet Basil Turmeric Smoothie
  • 1 banana
  • 4 deseeded dates
  • 1-1½ cups cold water or any kind of plantbased milk
  • a few leafs of fresh basil
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Super Foods Detox Smoothie

  • 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 unpeeled, pitted apple
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • A pinch of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 3 teaspoons chia seeds

 

 

 3. Golden Milk Frappucino

All you need is about 5 minutes & a decent blender to make this frappe. You can make this with coffee or you can leave the coffee out if you do not want to drink any caffeine.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 dates, seeds removed and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 cup |250 ml coconut milk or another milk of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon + more for topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • (coconut) whipped cream for topping optional
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 espresso optional
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add the dates, turmeric, coconut milk, cinnamon, and black pepper to a blender and blend on a high speed until the dates and the turmeric are fully blended.

  2. Add the ice and coffee to the blender and blend until icy & smooth. Top with coconut whipped cream and cinnamon and enjoy!

4. A Dirty Golden: Turmeric Latte with a shot of espresso

This simple recipe combines the kick of coffee with the kick of the spices of our Turmeric Latte mix. Start off with making  a regular Turmeric Latte:

  • Hot Turmeric Latte: Add ½ teaspoon of Turmeric  Latte Mix to 180 ml cold milk and stir and steam this together.
  • Iced Turmeric Latte: Add ½ teaspoon of Turmeric  Latte Mix to a little bit of hot water and mix this well. Then add 350 ml of a milk of your choice. Add some ice to make it even more cold and refreshing!

Then you either add a shot of espresso or 1/2 a cup of regular brewed coffee to your glass of Turmeric Latte or the other way around.

Click here to watch a video on this recipe.

5. Easy Turmeric Ginger Cookies

Makes about 10 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup ground oats / oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup sunflower / flax / sesame / pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • a pinch of pink or sea salt
  • 1 -2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste (or 1 drop essence)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp coconut palm sugar or cane sugar
  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, beat the egg with the mashed banana. Then add the almond, oatmeal, seeds and dessicated coconut and mix well. Next add the salt, spices, baking powder and vanilla and mix again. Finally add the coconut oil and coconut palm sugar and combine it all. If you don’t mind eating raw egg you might want to taste a little and see if you would like to add more spice, sweetness or saltiness.

Using your hands, shape the mixture into balls and flatten them into a cookie shape, placing them on a non stick baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden on top and soft in the middle. (They will firm and dry up a little as they cool so less is better than more in terms of cooking). Store in an airtight container for up to five days.

 

Try these recipes and enjoy!