Boost your breakfast with a golden latte

A delicious, nutritious warming beverage ready in 5 minutes!

Although it’s an ancient spice long favoured in many Asian and East Asian cultures, golden-hued turmeric has only recently been gaining a lot of attention in the West. Touted for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it’s also purported to boost brain function, and many consider it useful to reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. I know people who are so convinced turmeric is a superfood that they keep a shaker of turmeric on their dining room table and add it to every meal. If that sounds a little extreme, then why not try giving this delicious, healthful drink a try instead? It’s simple to make and can even be prepared in larger batches and refrigerated for a few days. Drink it warm, at room temperature or cold, either to start your day or as a delicious pick-me-up whenever you need an energy boost. And if you enjoy this turmeric-tinged beverage, check out this equally-lovely turmeric and orange cocktail!

Golden Lattes are delicious breakfast boosters


  • 2 cups (500 mL) unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) raw honey (or agave syrup for vegans)
  • 1 cinnamon stick, snapped in half
  • 6 cardamom pods, crushed to open and expose seeds
  • 3 slices fresh ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) bruised peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) ground turmeric or 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric root

Golden Latte delicious and nutritious


  • Put the almond milk in a small pot over medium-low heat.
  • Add all the other ingredients and stir.
  • Heat, stirring often, for 3 – 5 minutes until the mixture is steaming but not boiling.
  • Strain the mixture into a mug. If you like, froth the top with a whisk or electric frother.

Serves 2.

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Author: Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. If you enjoy this space be sure to check out my Rogers TV Ottawa cooking show, Paula Roy's Favourite Foods, available on local cable, streaming and a dedicated playlist on Rogers TV's YouTube channel.

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