Bulletproof turmeric latte is a low carb, nutritious drink that helps you start your day right. It is loaded with healthy fats and antioxidants that boost the immune system and is nutritious enough to drink as a meal replacement!
You might have heard of bulletproof keto drinks, more commonly bulletproof coffee, which is basically a nutritious coffee drink loaded with healthy fats that you drink instead of eating breakfast.
During intermittent fasting, some may choose to drink bulletproof coffee or tea for breakfast as part of their fast. The goal is to keep your body longer in ketosis by preventing insulin spikes when carb-laden foods are ingested.
This bulletproof turmeric latte works on the same principle by providing an infusion of vitamins and healthy fats which will keep you satisfied longer.
I particularly like this drink because I can drink it hot or cold without sacrificing on taste. It makes a great bedtime drink as well due to the relaxing qualities of turmeric.
I drink it quite often in the evening and one bonus benefit I have noticed is that it quenches any desire for nighttime snacking!
Health benefits of turmeric
Turmeric drinks are often called ‘golden milk’ and for good reason. Turmeric is often well-regarded as a wonder spice in the health and wellness community due to its many benefits.
It helps reduce inflammation and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) due to its anti-inflammatory nature. It also helps with arthritis pain, inflammation in the colon and digestive issues.
Turmeric helps with a good night’s sleep. If you warm up and drink this turmeric latte in the evening, it makes a great bedtime drink and has been proven to help with anxiety and insomnia.
Ingredients used to make Bulletproof Turmeric Latte
This keto bulletproof latte is essentially made up of turmeric, healthy fats, and spices. I add heavy whipping cream and coconut oil for the fats and use almond milk as the base liquid.
It is important to include black pepper in turmeric drinks because it makes it easier for the body to absorb the turmeric.
Black pepper contains a bioactive compound (piperine) which helps to significantly boost the absorption of curcumin, the most important and active ingredient in turmeric. It has actually been proven to increase its absorption by about 2000%!
The black pepper added to the bulletproof turmeric latte is just a small quantity and it won’t make the drink spicy. But you can always add some more if you wish.
How to make Bulletproof Turmeric Latte
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender for 30 seconds to a minute.
To drink it cold, pour over ice.
To drink it hot, heat ingredients on the stove or microwave after blending.
This recipe serves 1 and has 4 net carbs per serving.
Can I prepare bulletproof turmeric latte ahead?
Yes, you can. I like to make it and leave it in my blender cup in the fridge. The next day, I just blend and pour in my mug and I'm out.
To prep more than one day's serving at a time, you can measure out the dry ingredients together in a small bag and make multiple servings. When you’re ready to make it, just add the milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and coconut oil, and blend together.
Tips & substitutions when making Bulletproof Turmeric Latte
You can substitute almond milk with coconut milk.
For a vegan or dairy-free option, you can leave out the heavy whipping cream and possibly add more coconut oil to increase the fat content.
If you struggle with the taste of turmeric, add a pinch of salt to tone it down a bit.
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Bulletproof Turmeric Latte
- Add the almond milk first, then add the other ingredients.
- Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender or nutri-bullet for 30 seconds to a minute.
- Serve hot or cold.
- To drink it cold, pour over ice.
- To drink it hot, heat ingredients on the stove or microwave after blending.
- You can substitute the almond milk with coconut milk.
- For a vegan or dairy-free option, you can leave out the heavy whipping cream and possibly add more coconut milk to increase the fat content.
- If you struggle with the taste of turmeric, add a pinch of salt to tone it down a bit.