These healthy latte recipes will give you the cozy atmosphere to enjoy when you are looking for a relaxing and delicious drink.
These all have additional health benefits, making it a fun and nutritious way to warm up on chilly days. All of these are dairy free for those of you with sensitivities or allergies.
Turmeric Milk Latte
Traditionally, turmeric milk (Haldi Doodh) comes from Ayurvedic practices and is widely used in Indian culture and cuisine. Turmeric contains a number of nutrients. It’s particularly rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. It has a warm, slightly spicy, strong, earthy taste. If you mix it with a touch of sweetness, you get a delicious combo for a warming drink!
Frothy Matcha Latte
Matcha is one of our favorite healthy latte recipes that we can enjoy all year round (it tastes delicious frozen too!). In contrast to normal teas, you are actually drinking the entire matcha tea leaf, not just the tea water. This is one of many reasons why matcha tea is much more nutritious than regular green tea. Because of the many steps, care, and time it takes to make matcha tea, it tends to be more expensive than standard teas, but it’s not worth it!
Mint Mocha Steamer
If you’re craving a warm, leisurely drink that nods to traditional holiday flavors while still maintaining the integrity of its wholesome ingredients, you’re in luck.
Tips for making the best healthy latte recipes
There are a few tips and tricks you can follow to get these cafe-style lattes!
Invest in a milk frother
One of the most popular questions we are asked every time we share a latte is how do we manage to make it so frothy! Since our team loves having a latte as a weekly or daily ritual, we have invested in a great high quality milk frother from Breville. It’s an investment, but well worth it if you make these types of drinks on a regular basis!
If you’re not, but still want to get a super frothy latte, the next best option is to use your blender! This does a great job of mimicking a milk frother. Just heat your milk first, then put all the ingredients in the blender.
Don’t skip the healthy fat
You will find in all of these recipes that we included a healthy source of fat such as almond butter or MTC oil. Adding this to your latte will stabilize your blood sugar and make you feel full longer.
3. Note the caffeine content
Enjoying a warm milk drink at night, sometimes called a nightcap, can be so relaxing and even help some people fall asleep. However, make sure your latte does not contain caffeine if you drink it late at night. Even hot chocolate contains natural caffeine from the plant so it can sneak in there!