Spicy Turmeric- Cardamom Nut Milk Drink
This warming delicious drink was inspired by the first cool days of autumn, when I was craving something hot but more substantial than tea. Spicy nut milk makes a nourishing light morning meal and is satisfying as a savory or sweet treat. The recipe can be adjusted to your taste, and according to what's in your pantry. Use only the best quality spices, which have not been stored in your spice rack since the dark ages. Makes one serving, but you'll want more!
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
3 or more grinds black peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder*
1-2 pinches sea salt
1/4 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
1 cup plain unflavored nut milk (almond or cashew)
Place all ingredients except nut milk in a mug and stir well.
Heat nut milk gently, without boiling.
Pour nut milk into the mug and stir.
Taste and adjust seasoning to your taste.
*Note: I prefer to use whole cardamom straight from the pod. Break open one or two pods, remove the small black seeds, and crush with the back of a tablespoon on a cutting board. Incomparable flavor!