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Spiced-Up Turmeric Latte with Cinnamon and Chicory

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The week after the holidays I always feel like I need a good detox but I’m still in the mood to relax and enjoy family. Enter this combination of two of my favorite healthy pleasures: coffee + turmeric tea (or golden milk).

The trick is, this cinnamon turmeric latte doesn’t contain coffee at all… it just tastes like it! Roasted chicory root makes this turmeric tea extra robust and works both as a “get me out of bed” drink in the morning or a relaxing drink at night.

As an added bonus, it can boost immunity and soothe inflammation too!

Why a Coffee Substitute?

I’m not snubbing coffee here. In fact, I have never been shy about my love of all things coffee (as my DIY coffee bar and French press will attest). Coffee has a lot of proven health benefits, especially if you make it the right way.

Still, if you are sensitive to caffeine or struggle with cortisol levels as I did, there is evidence that abstaining from coffee for a while may be a good idea. This turmeric latte recipe is a great way to get the taste of coffee without any caffeine.

A Turmeric Latte… for Coffee Lovers!

This turmeric latte recipe calls for many of the same superfood ingredients as turmeric tea, including cinnamon, black pepper, and of course a liberal dose of turmeric powder for maximum anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.

Roasted and ground chicory root is native to France and has been used for centuries as a cheaper and more available coffee alternative. French colonists in the New Orleans area took to mixing it into their coffee and the tradition holds strong today. The Cafe du Monde even serves chicory coffee with their famous beignets.

There’s more than history behind chicory, though. It can actually be therapeutic. Several studies show chicory has cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory benefits due in part to its being a rich source of plant phenolics. It also contains a high amount of vitamin A, vitamin C, and gut-friendly dietary fiber from inulin.

Finally, this recipe gets in a dose of healthy fats from my favorite, coconut oil. The lauric acid in coconut oil gives it great antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties.

Turmeric latte recipe

Cinnamon Turmeric Latte Recipe

This delicious cinnamon turmeric latte includes collagen, cinnamon, turmeric, and black pepper along with healthy fat from the coconut oil. A rich and decadent drink that is nourishing as well as delicious.
Calories 450kcal
Author Katie Wells

Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat water in the kettle. Let it get hot, but not boiling.
  • Pour one cup of hot water into glass measuring cup. Add chicory tea bag* and let steep 3 minutes.
  • Pour coconut milk into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat.
  • Add cinnamon and turmeric. Stir until incorporated and remove from heat.
  • Add dash of black pepper to taste.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (except for chicory tea) and pulse with immersion blender until frothy.
  • Pour chicory tea into mug and add milk mixture. Sweeten with honey if desired.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Turmeric Latte Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 1/2 cups)
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 383
% Daily Value*
Fat 42.5g65%
Saturated Fat 37.2g233%
Sodium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 11.5g4%
Fiber 4.7g20%
Sugar 4.4g5%
Protein 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Chicory is not recommended in large quantities during pregnancy. Please check with your healthcare provider before starting to drink chicory coffee if you are pregnant.
To make an iced version: Omit the coconut oil and use cold chicory coffee or cold brew coffee and blend until smooth. 

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For another spin on a coffee alternative, try my Autoimmuni-Tea Coffee Substitute recipe.

What’s your favorite warm drink on a cold day? Are you a cinnamon or turmeric fan? Share below!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.

Comments

17 responses to “Spiced-Up Turmeric Latte with Cinnamon and Chicory”

  1. Jeanne Patti Avatar
    Jeanne Patti

    5 stars
    I have been drinking a product called “Dandy Blend” for years as a coffee substitute. It contains roasted barley, rye, chicory root, dandelion root and sugar beet. It tastes like coffee. I love it and have used it to make turmeric tea and or coffee by using 3 teaspoons instead of one or two. Just a matter of taste.

  2. Kathleen Avatar
    Kathleen

    5 stars
    I just made this for my morning drink for the first time. It is delicious! A few changes though — I use Pero as a coffee substitute (malted barley, chicory and rye), a few drops of stevia instead of honey, organic dairy milk instead of coconut milk, and no collagen, since I didn’t have it. (I make bone broth.) Everything went into a big mug, and was mixed with a whisk. Easier to clean than the immersion blender. Thanks for a great recipe.

  3. Brian Wilson Avatar
    Brian Wilson

    Hi. I love the flavor of chicory coffee and was pleased to find a variety of different blends of coffee to chicory in various ratios at a local Indian market. Looking at the nutrition information however there seems to be no logic to the amount of carbohydrate in the finished product compared to the amount of chicory. Also a search of “carbs in chicory” gives numbers all over the board. Does anyone have an idea of how many carbs are in a chicory tea or coffee preparation? Thanks!

  4. Maria Avatar

    I would love to try this latte, but I don’t know what you mean by a “chicory tea bag”–how much roasted chicory do you use, and what do you use for the “tea bag”? It was starred on the recipe, but no link to explain the star.

  5. Ruth Avatar

    Hi there, I want to try this and I went to the Amazon site where they sell chicory granules. How do I make a chicory tea bag as listed in your recipe out of these granules? Or can I buy chicory tea bags? I need all the anti-inflammatory ingredients and foods that I can get because I am trying to heal nerve pain in my back if it is even possible. Thanks a bunch!

    1. Pascale Avatar

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  6. Joanna Avatar

    Dear Katie, do you have any idea about how blending saturating fat and water/caffee should have some negative Impact on health. I heard it in some health podcast, but cannot remember where. Best regards and thanks for your wonderful work, I am a huge fan!

  7. Marjorie Avatar

    I am definately going to try making this drink but where can I get Collagen powder and can you explain a bit more about that. I love Turmeric drinks.

  8. Kimberly Avatar

    5 stars
    YES! Okay… I already make your Turmeric Tea from a couple weeks ago. Even have a huge glass jar of the mix in my cabinet ready to just scoop and go. I have to compare the two recipes to see what I need to add to make this recipe. I need to make things as easy as possible…and quick. I’m going to make up chicory tea bags to also have nearby to make this recipe. Thanks for another Hit! God bless and Thanks!
    Kim and Family

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