Wednesday, January 25, 2017

5-Checkmark Spicy Ginger Latte

You can whip up this fabulous latte in a flash!
Then sit back and read some How Not to Die by Michael Greger.

Spicy Ginger Latte
2 c hot water (or up to 4 c)
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
½ banana (optional)
2 pitted dates
¼ c hemp seed
¼ - ½” slice fresh turmeric (the recommended dose is ¼")
½” slice fresh ginger
Dash of black pepper – this will increase benefits of turmeric!

Blend all ingredients until smooth, and enjoy! (this is under a minute in my Blendtec)
Enjoy 2 full mugs of latte!

Spicy Ginger Latte happens to have no tea/caffeine, but you could easily use tea instead of water.

Fresh ginger and fresh turmeric are much milder in taste than their powder forms. Only use 1/4 tsp each of turmeric and an ginger if using powder.

Fresh turmeric can be found in some mainstream grocery stores! Here in Cleveland, OH, we can find it at Heinen’s. Otherwise, head to an Asian market to get a year-long supply, probably for only $2-3/lb. Remember, you just need a ¼ inch slice per day per Dr Greger. I think even at $10/lb, I got about 35 slices for $2.

Maybe it’s a project for another day, I encourage you to make your own pumpkin spice. Here's my recipe!

Coming soon! Terrific Turmeric, Spices Mixes Roundup, and so much more!


Unknown said...

Coleen, this is a wonderful recipe! Thank you for sharing. Even with reduced hempseed it is rich and delicious.

Fresh-You said...

Thank you so much, Gale Roanoke!

Daniel said...

Hi Colleen! This looks awesome! How hot is the hot water you add? I just got a Blendtec myself and if I recall correctly you aren't supposed to put super hot water in it? Or am I remembering wrong? Thanks!

Fresh-You said...

Thanks so much Daniel! I boil some water in a kettle and then add one cup of that with one cup of non-heated water. You could wait a minute before adding it to the Blendtec (good choice of blender, by the way ;) ...I love mine, I replaced a Vitamix with it when I wasn't satisfied after several months trying.) Making the drink this way works best for me, seems the fastest/easiest. I originally made the recipe with cold water, and ran the "whole juice" cycle a few times until the drink was steaming hot. Then I decided the Blendtec didn't have to do all that extra spinning just to get the drink warm. The Blendtec should be fine with the high heat considering all the soup recipes that you can make with it. I hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Sail said...

This looks delicious. I have one question. Do you peel the turmeric and ginger before blending? Thanks!

Fresh-You said...

Sail - no I don't peel either root any more. I used to peel both when I started using them, but now I just wash really well, and cut off any knots or stubby ends.


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