Immune-Boosting Vegan Golden Turmeric Latte: CBD Infused
Cooking with Sydney - Green recipes for the mind & body.
Recipe highlights: Healthy – Easy – Vegan – Gluten Free – Immune Boosting – Comforting – CBD Infused – Packed with antioxidants – Probiotic – Superfoods – Delicious – Colourful
- 1 tbsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 4 tbsp boiling water
- Cinnamon sticks (optional)
- 270ml coconut milk
- CBD drops
Makes 1 latte
Prep time: 5 minutes
The perfect drink for a day spent indoors!
To start, you can add your coconut milk to a saucepan on the stove on low heat. You want to warm it up without boiling it so it does not break down the CBD we are going to add in later. Whilst that is warming up, put your powders into a mug and add in your boiling water. When this is mixed, you should end up with a paste-like consistency. If you want it to be on the sweet side, feel free to add in some stevia to keep it on the healthy side. However, I just left mine plain as I actually quite enjoy the taste of turmeric on its own! But definitely add in a bit of sweetener if you like your lattes on the sweeter side!
Very important step: froth that coconut milk! Once your coconut milk is warmed up, run it through a frother to create an even thicker constancy. I know, I know… coconut milk is already super thick, however, with this recipe, the thicker the better! We want this latte to be as creamy as can be! Who said vegan food can’t be creamy?!
Add your frothed coconut milk to the mug that contains your turmeric and cinnamon paste and stir. Here you can add your shaved chocolate flakes as a topping, as well as your cinnamon sticks. I used ginger dark chocolate to compliment the flavours, however, you can add whichever chocolate you think is best! The cinnamon sticks are optional and if you do add some, then the quantity is up to you!
Lastly, add your CBD drops on top! Today I am using 5 drops of 10% CBD isolate from Green Cuisine CBD. The only ingredients in these drops are pure CBD extracts and olive oil, meaning you cannot taste the drops! Another thing I love about these drops is that all the ingredients are 100% organic, just like all of Green Cusine CBD’s products! CBD binds exceptionally well with fats, making it the perfect match for this coconut-based latte!
Additional nutrition facts
Turmeric, a well-known superfood, is a powerful immune-boosting spice. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a medicine. With its anti-inflammatory properties, it is fantastic for maintaining good health and reducing chances of illness and disease. It is also a very strong antioxidant that offers assistance in boosting brain function and lowering the risk of heart disease. The list of its benefits only goes on!
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is 1 of over 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. This helpful cannabinoid offers anti-inflammatory properties! It interacts with over 800 cannabinoid receptors that can be found throughout the human body, making it a great aid for physical pain and/or discomfort almost anywhere. CBD also works with the nervous system as a natural relaxant, which can help decrease symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. CBD is also neural protective, helping those who suffer from Alzheimer’s. Not to mention, it is also an effective aid for insomnia and much, much more!
Cinnamon is another spice that has been used for medicinal purposes around the globe for many centuries. This delicious spice has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties! It is also packed with antioxidants that offer anti-inflammatory effects. Cinnamon also hosts probiotic properties, which improves gut health in return. Reducing blood pressure levels, cinnamon also lowers blood sugar levels, lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes. Not only that but it is also known to relieve digestive discomfort!
Coconut milk is not only delicious but it is also packed with helpful benefits! Conveniently going with our running theme of antioxidants and such, coconut milk is also packed with antioxidants and provides anti-inflammatory properties. Promoting intestinal, hair, and skin health, it is no wonder why coconut milk is gaining so much popularity. Rich in potassium, magnesium, and phosphorous, it also helps as an electrolyte balancer.
In short, this latte is packed with superfoods that will load you up with plenty of antioxidants and probiotics, whilst decreasing general inflammation and risk of ill health. CBD drinks are good for both the mind and body. If you want to seriously boost your immune system in a seriously delicious way, then this latte is for you!
With good vibes and green goodbyes,