Turmeric lattes may be showing up everywhere now, but in the food world, this ancient spice is nothing new. A relative of ginger, turmeric is a short root with orange-ish skin and bright orange flesh that stains just about anything it touches. That’s probably why it was used as a dye Buddhist robes their signature saffron color. Other than being colorful, turmeric has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Not sure how to use turmeric in your food? Check Trying to Include More Turmeric in Your Diet? Try These 15 Vegan Recipes! Or, just make a healthy elixir. Not only does it save money, we all know that nothing tastes better than something you’ve made yourself. Give one of these 10 healing, dairy-free turmeric elixirs a try.

1. Sunshine Turmeric Latte Sunshine Turmeric Latte

This luscious Sunshine Turmeric Latte really takes the cake. If you’ve tried turmeric lattes that have been cropping up at cafés, you are going to absolutely love this homemade version. With its blend of silky smooth sunflower seeds and coconut milk, a spicy intoxicating medley of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, and black pepper, and a dash of natural sweetness from dates, you can bring a touch of the local café to your home.

2. Anti-Inflammatory Cold Remedy Shot With Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Cold Remedy Shot

Skip the expensive store bought shots and give yourself a quick pick-me-up with this easy Anti-Inflammatory Cold Remedy Shot! It’s packed with anti-inflammatory turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger, plus cloves, garlic, and other good-for-you ingredients. Blended together, these ingredients create a shot that’s spicy and warming, but sweet. This is great at any time of day, whether you have it in the morning, afternoon, or evening.

3. Raw Citrus Turmeric ShotsCitrus-Turmeric-Shots2

These Raw Citrus Turmeric Shots are quick, easy, and incredibly healthy. Turmeric is famed for its anti-inflammatory properties but it also brightens your teeth and skin. Plus, the citrus mixes wonderfully with the turmeric so these shots taste great.

4. Goji Berry Golden MilkGoji Berry Golden Milk

What’s better than golden milk? This Goji Berry Golden Milk! This stuff is pretty magical thanks to fresh turmeric. It’s got such a bounty of health benefits, not the least of which is its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric also helps with sleep, and guess what? So do goji berries, so this is really a kicked up golden milk!

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5. Fire Cider VinegarFire Cider Vinegar

Not only is this turmeric-infused Fire Cider Vinegar an incredibly useful cooking ingredient, it also has numerous medicinal purposes. Fire cider vinegar is well-known in the herbal community and it has tons of immune boosting and anti-microbial properties. Enjoy flavor and health benefits all in one jar.

6. Tasty Turmeric LatteTasty Turmeric Latte [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Turmeric, we love you a whole latte. You have anti-inflammatory health benefits, and with this Tasty Turmeric Latte you make the morning oh-so-sunny, and freakin’ tasty. If you need a shot of caffeine to jumpstart your day, give this recipe a go. Freshly brewed coffee is heated with creamy cashew milk, turmeric powder, a drop of vanilla, and warming cinnamon.

7. Turmeric Glow Lemonade turmeric glow lemonade

This Turmeric Glow Lemonade is a game-changer, mostly because it’s so lemony and a little bit spicy with a touch of sweetness. Refreshing and thirst-quenching like no other. You can mix this up in 30 seconds. Drink it any time of day, when your body is thirsty for a drink that’s a step up from water.

8. Energizing Turmeric Tea Energizing Turmeric Tea

Defeat the mid-day slump with this Energizing Turmeric Tea, with warm spices and creamy coconut milk! Turmeric has been used in India for centuries for its anti-inflammatory properties; it’s also an antioxidant. In this simple smoothie, fresh turmeric is blended with matcha, cinnamon and warm spices, coconut cream, and water. Serve it warm or cold!

9. Almost Instant Turmeric-Ginger Tea{Almost Instant} Turmeric-Ginger Tea [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This Almost Instant Turmeric Tea does require a little prep, but then you will have all those bright yellow turmeric ice cubes just waiting to be made into this warming anti-inflammatory drink. This recipe makes about 12 medium-sized ice cubes that can be made cold or hot.

10. Liquid Gold Turmeric LatteLiquid Gold Turmeric Latte [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This beautiful, healthy Liquid Gold Turmeric Latte is spicy and slightly sweet with the color of gold warming your insides and lifting your soul. However, most notably it will support your health by boosting your immune system and reducing inflammation, thanks to the turmeric! Cheers to that!

What do you think of putting turmeric in your drink? Let us know if you’ve tried it!

Lead image source: Raw Citrus Turmeric Shots