Usually, I'd recommend this recipe if you do have a cold or allergies. This mango turmeric latte is a fantastic and delicious way to infuse your body with immunity-boosting vitamins A, C, and E. However, if you're like me, you might also be suffering from imaginary symptoms ever since the media (and now everyone else) started talking coronavirus non-stop. And that's understandable, of course! It's a terrifying illness, but if you're not actually sick (and I'm no doctor, so if your symptoms persist they might be real and you should see a doctor), but if, your sore throat is coming and going the way mine has been, then, maybe, could be, just might be all in your head. I know my sore throats have been coming and going these past few weeks, so I suspect the culprit is stress held in my jaw. I'm going to write a separate post about meditation and relaxing, but I've also found it helpful to kind of "burn" out my symptoms with this tasty turmeric treat. Plus, mangos regulate blood pressure, improve digestion, boost your immune system, and alkalize the whole body among many other benefits! Win win! Scroll down for some helpful reference images and the quick easy recipe below!
Recipe credit (with some of my tweaks): How To Be Vegan and Keep Your Friends
Pantry tip: most of you probably know this one, but fruit and veggies are not the same as meat, so if there's a rotten spot, you can usually just cut it out and eat the rest. Definitely exercise judgment. In this case, I was able to cut off the moldy spot and the rest of the mango was still perfectly ripe and delicious! Nice to know when you can't just run out to the grocery store.
The ingredients sound a little intimidating, but you literally toss them all together, warm them up a bit, and then set it aside to cool a bit before you put the chunks of mango in. Easy peasy vegan squeezy!
200 ml of oat, coconut, or soy milk
1 tablespoon turmeric
a dash of sea salt
a dash of cardamom
1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey
half mango/ whole mango
Pour a mug full of oat milk, coconut milk, or vanilla soy (my favorite) into a saucepan (or measure out 200 ml). While it heats to just below boiling, add a big spoonful of turmeric, a pinch of cardamom (optional), a pinch of sea salt (or regular salt), another spoonful of honey or maple syrup (preferred), and then warm the mixture up. Don't let it boil!
Set it aside and chop up your whole mango. (The original recipe calls for half a mango, but I like this drink a little thicker. Think warm mango lassi. Mmm.) Add the chunks of mango to the sauce pot and then blend. I make a lot of soups, so we have a Cuisinart stick blender. There are cheaper options on Amazon, but we've had this guy for four years and counting. I highly recommend it!
And that's it! Enjoy! Feel better! Stay home and stay healthy.
Isabella & Ryan
This is the one section Isabella is currently collaborating on with another. She's learning to cook, while her husband is already an excellent chef. You can follow Ryan on Pinterest: @rmccaffr