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Turmeric and Ginger Latte Recipe

latte tea turmeric

Credit: Lisa Guy

Turmeric contains high levels of the antioxidant curcumin, which offers outstanding anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous and anti-ageing properties. Curcumin may also help preserve memory and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, can repair and regenerate damaged liver cells and helps reduce the risk of heart disease.

Makes: 1 cup



  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • Pinch black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cold-pressed coconut oil
  • 1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  1. Place ingredients in small saucepan and heat over low heat. Do not bring to boil.
  2. Stir until well combined.
  3. Pour into mug and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  4. Tip: Adding black pepper helps improve turmeric's bioavailability so it can be utilised effectively by the body.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .