Turmeric Spice Latte after Yoga

For my 19th birthday, my sister gifted me a yoga mat.  Not just any yoga mat, but a Jade Yoga harmony mat.

I had been looking at this mat for months, but I could not bring myself to splurge.  Thank you, Kathryn!

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Now, I step onto my mat each morning and feel the comfort of the Jade Yoga mat beneath my feet.  The thickness is perfect, the color is perfect, and the grip is perfect. My yoga practice has increased, because I love rolling out my mat.  It gives me confidence to try inversions, balances, and other poses that I had not tried before. I think I am getting better.

Yoga, crisp fall mornings, and this turmeric spice latte all give me comfort. My best friend and I first made this latte last week, and we have both been addicted ever since.  The trick to making it creamy and spicey is adding ginger juice.  Plus, the turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.  It has been linked to preventing heart disease, improve brain function, and even reduce the risk of cancer.

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“What is your favorite drink?” When I give tours to potential students at Drexel University, this is the fun question I ask, along with: “What is your name?”; “Where are you from?”; and “What are you interested in studying?” Of course, I answer these questions first. My new favorite drink answer is that the turmeric spice latte made by my best friend is my favorite! I might get some odd looks. We shall see.

Philadelphia suddenly became super cold this past week, and I kind of like it.  I am so excited for the holiday season this year.  I can feel that it is going to be a good one.  I know, I know, it’s only October, but the weeks have been flying by lately.  Soon enough it will be snowing. Are you excited for the holidays? What is your favorite winter drink?

Turmeric Latte

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces milk (I love oat milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 shot espresso (if you want to make it "dirty")

Instructions

  1. Heat the milk in a pot with the cinnamon, turmeric, maple syrup, and the juice from the grated ginger. (squeeze the grated ginger with your fingers to extract the ginger juice)

  2. Once the milk is hot, whisk it vigorously for about 1 minute to create foam and thoroughly mix the ingredients.

  3. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!

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