Turmeric and Chai Lattes

This past girls weekend, we decided to "get wild" and tried a bunch of chai lattes at a famous vegetarian restaurant (Moosewood in Ithaca, NY). Oh have times have changed! Here are two versions for the cooler fall days.

Hint: when making drinks with turmeric, ensure you are using fat and a splash of pepper to improve absorption.

Serves 2

Golden Turmeric Latte


  • 1 tbsp Ginger (grated)

  • 1 cup Organic Coconut Milk (canned)

  • 1 cup Water

  • 1 tsp Turmeric (powder)

  • 1 tbsp Raw Honey

  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1 1/2 tsps Coconut Oil

  • Dash of ground pepper


  • Grate the ginger then squeeze the juice out of it into a saucepan. Discard the pulp. Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and place over medium heat. Heat through for about 3 to 5 minutes, not letting it come to a boil. Whisk continuously.

  • Carefully transfer into a mason jar and seal with a lid. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds, or until a foam starts to form. (Note: You can also use a blender for this step, but the turmeric can stain the blender cup.) Pour into glasses through a sieve and enjoy!

Caffeine Free Chai Latte


  • 1 bag of rooibos chai tea (rooibos is naturally caffeine-free)

  • 2 cups of boiling water

  • 1 tablespoon tahini

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (creamy is preferred)

  • 2 dates (optional)


  • Cover the teabag and dates (if using) with 2 cups of boiling water and steep for a few minutes.

  • Discard the tea bag & place tea, soaked dates, tahini & almond butter into a blender.

  • Blend until creamy.

  • Serve and Enjoy!

Tip: You can try this with other nut or seed butters to see which flavour combination you like the best. Cashew butter anyone?

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