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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte with Turmeric and Ginger

‘Tis the season … for pumpkin spice lattes! But you don’t have to fill yourself with loads of sugar and chemicals to indulge in this delicious beverage. Instead of stopping by your local coffee store chain, give my Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte with Turmeric and Ginger a try!

It provides all the flavor plus some pretty incredible health benefits—all without adding to your waistline. So, let’s take a look at what you can expect from this fun spin on aa healthy pumpkin spice latte.

In addition to providing the flavor you love, my Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte with Turmeric and Ginger features ingredients known to support your health.

First, it contains dandelion tea. I love to use dandelion because it contains incredible anti-inflammatory properties.

According to a 2016 study, researchers found that dandelion extract exhibited anti-inflammatory activity and inhibited inflammatory signaling. [1]

Other studies have also found that dandelion has the ability to reduce inflammatory markers, further confirming the anti-inflammatory properties of dandelion. [2]

Finally, dandelion has also been known to support the health of your immune system, due to its antibacterial and anti-viral properties.

According to a 2019 study, dandelion root extract improved immune function in animals. Meanwhile, a 2014 study showed that dandelion extract contains anti-viral effects in both animals and humans. [34]

Those are some pretty powerful health benefits in healthy pumpkin spice latte, aren’t they?

But there’s another ingredient worth highlighting in this latte: turmeric.

As you may recall, turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which has been recognized for its therapeutic effects for many centuries. [5]

Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, it has the ability to combat arthritis, fight infections, protect the liver, prevent cardiovascular plaque deposition, and even fight cancer cells. [6]

Plus, curcumin has traditionally been used to treat numerous ailments, including digestive concerns, gynecological conditions, infectious disease, skin rashes, neurodegenerative disease, depression, obesity, heart disease, joint pain, and diabetes.

As you can see, brewing a cup of my Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte with Turmeric and Ginger offers several health-boosting elements you won’t find in your local coffee shop!

So, take five minutes and brew yourself a cup of this incredible fall-inspired beverage. You’ll be glad you did!

 

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte with Turmeric and Ginger

Time: 5 minutes

Makes: 12 ounces

 

Healthy pumpkin spice latte - Dr. Pingel

 

Ingredients

1 cup non-dairy milk

¼ cup brewed dandelion tea (or decaf espresso)

2 tablespoons unsweetened pumpkin puree

2 teaspoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom

1 star anise

1 small knob fresh turmeric

1 small knob fresh ginger

 

Directions

1. In a pot, combine all the ingredients. Whisk to combine, then bring to a low simmer. Simmer or 4 to 5 minutes.

Healthy pumpkin spice latte - Dr. Pingel

2. Remove the turmeric and ginger. Transfer the latte to a mug and enjoy warm.

Healthy pumpkin spice latte - Dr. Pingel

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