Turmeric Milk Latte Elevated | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Feb. 12. 2016

Turmeric Milk Latte Elevated

Feb. 12. 2016
McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Dietitian, Founder and CEO

A creamy, savory yet sweet latte made with inflammation-fighting turmeric, coconut milk, almond milk, and MCT oil.

First, there was Turmeric Milk and then Coffee Elevated, now a crazy beautiful merger of the two. And not to mention, Turmeric Tea, then Turmeric Porridge, then Turmeric Milkshake, then the Golden Savory Loaf, then about 100 more recipes including turmeric as the star ingredient, BUT I have yet to share with you the exact way I transform the NS famous Turmeric Milk recipe into a…latte. A frothy, creamy, ridiculously good Turmeric Milk Latte. Here we go friends, it’s a good one!

If you’re new to Nutrition Stripped or have somehow missed out on my love of turmeric and why I think everyone should include it in their lifestyle to fight inflammation– then I highly recommend reading up on this blog post, this one, oh and this one too. There are a couple exceptions to the rule when it comes to those who shouldn’t use turmeric in this way (those of you on specific medications, just check with your doctor), but for the majority of us you’re good to go! We all encounter inflammation or inflammation producing activities in our life whether it’s from the environment, stress, or even exercising; we can all use a little inflammation fighting elixir and this one combines the best aspects of the Coffee Elevated with the classic Turmeric Milk.

MCT oil is the main ingredient that helps this become super creamy, frothy, and adds heaps of nutritional benefits. A couple answers to questions I’m anticipating with this one: 1) Do I need MCT oil? Yes, I highly recommend using MCT oil to get the best nutrition and culinary benefits out of this recipe, 2) Isn’t this too much fat? No, don’t be afraid of the fat. Fat helps us burn fat and the type of fat in MCT oil is medium chain triglycerides (read more up on these here), and 3) does it taste good? Yes, it tastes amazing!

Golden cheers, you guys!

I hope you give this one a go! Leave a comment and rate it, rating helps me continue to improve recipes for you. I love seeing what you come up with so don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #nutritionstripped on Instagram!

xx McKel

The Recipe

Serves 1



1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 cup almond milk

1/4 cup full-fat canned coconut milk (or you can use 1 tablespoon grass fed butter if you do dairy– or grass-fed ghee)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon MCT oil

1 tablespoon honey

Pinch of sea salt

Pinch of ground cinnamon

Pinch of black pepper, optional


Step 1

Combine all ingredients, except honey, in a medium hot saucepan and gently warm ingredients while stirring with a spoon to combine. Carefully transfer hot liquid into a blender, tightly seal lid.

Step 2

Blend in your Vitamix until frothy, about 30 seconds. Serve hot and immediately drink.

The ingredients I used to make this:

 Ground turmeric, honey, MCT oil, coconut milk, and here are the brands I’d recommend if you do want to use ghee or grass-fed butter.

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