Immune-Boosting, Dairy-Free Turmeric Latte with Manuka Honey
Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach Agatha Achindu has partnered with Comvita to bring you delicious, immune-supporting recipes infused with Nature’s Most Powerful Honey, to help you feel your best all season long.
Growing up as the daughter of a farmer, Agatha was raised knowing the importance of the healing power of nutrient-rich food, sourced straight from nature. Staying true to her roots, she continues to source organic, clean ingredients for expert whole food recipes that make it easy for families to fuel their days with healthy, vibrant superfoods. Hear from Agatha below:
No matter the question, this creamy, dairy-free turmeric latte recipe sweetened with Comvita UMF™ Manuka Honey is the answer. It’s comforting, immune boosting and popular with the whole family!
As a child growing up in Cameroon, West Africa, honey was part of our everyday lifestyle. If any of us had a cough, our mother would give us raw ginger with a tablespoon of raw honey. If one was feeling sad, it was a spoonful of raw honey that she would offer as a feel-good remedy. If one had a little wound, she would apply raw honey to it to keep the bad bugs away. For a persistent cold, she would make a drink composed of fresh ginger, garlic and raw honey. These traditional home remedies passed down from my grandmama to my mother somehow worked. As a kid I never thought this way of living was different until I moved to the United States.
Today, as a Certified Integrative Nutritionist who has spent over 25 years in food science research, I am in total awe of my mother – and those who came before her. They knew the efficacy of so many remedies from nature at a time when they had no dietitians, nutritionists, food scientists, etc.
When I moved to the United States, I had a hard time finding “real” honey. Even raw honey in the markets looked nothing like the fresh, rich, backyard honey I grew up with, until I opened a jar of Comvita UMF™ Manuka Honey and experienced its rich flavor, color, and texture. Manuka Honey’s benefits are measurable and powerful for supporting immune and digestive health, as well as the body’s natural ability to fight inflammation. I’ve done my research on Manuka and Comvita is top notch!
Today, thousands of miles away from home, I still make homemade remedies, like my mama taught me, grateful to have found Comvita Manuka Honey. I love the added benefit of knowing that Comvita’s premium grade Manuka Honey, harvested from remote forests in New Zealand, is UMF™ certified. UMF™ certification is the Gold Standard for guaranteeing pure and authentic Manuka Honey by independently testing each batch for MGO (methylglyoxal, the key antibacterial component), DHA, and plant phenol Leptosperin, the 3 key compounds that give Manuka its healing properties. No other system tests for these, which uniquely identifies real Manuka Honey. I also love that Comvita Manuka Honey is straight from the source– raw, wild and unpasteurized, just like I grew up eating. Comvita’s Manuka Honey is Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free, the only Manuka Honey with both certifications.
This recipe below is one of my all-time favorite drinks I make for my family. In addition to supporting daily immunity, Manuka Honey and Turmeric are known for having anti-inflammatory properties, and supporting healthy digestion.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Serving size: 2 adults/4 kids servings
- 2 cups cashew milk or almond milk (your choice)
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated turmeric
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1- 2 tablespoons Comvita UMF™ Manuka Honey (to taste)
- Grate 1 teaspoon of fresh turmeric root and set aside
- Add the cashew or almond milk to a small pot with 1 cinnamon stick and heat on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes, whisking constantly until the milk is hot but not boiling.
- Turn off the heat, add the freshly grated turmeric, cover the pot, and allow the elixir to brew for 5 minutes.
- Strain out cinnamon and turmeric, add a spoonful (or two) of Comvita UMF™ Manuka Honey and serve warm.
Certified Integrative Nutritionist Agatha Achindu is a wellness entrepreneur, speaker, and educator who specializes in helping American families thrive, by transforming the way they live and feed their children. As the founder of Yummy Spoonfuls, a line of fresh-frozen organic food for kids, she’s on an unrelenting mission to make healthy food convenient and accessible for busy parents and families. Agatha’s platform represents what it means to live a whole, full, and vibrant life that nourishes the mind, body, and soul. Her burgeoning wellness empire offers something for everyone – from the curious toddler to the wisest elder – and she won’t rest until they all have what they need to live and be well. Follow her on Instagram @AgathaAchindu and visit her website AgathaAchindu.com.