This Coconut Turmeric Collagen Latte Is Bound To Become Your Favorite Summer Drink
Sure, spices like cinnamon and cardamom might give you an autumn-inspired vibe, but trust us when we say this latte will be your new warm-weather favorite. Why? It's sweet yet refreshing, with a slew of healthy ingredients, to boot.
With summer in full force, you might be spending more time outside (and enjoying that vitamin D!). But, as it turns out, too much unprotected sun exposure can fuel UV radiation1—and the oxidative stress that comes with it.* That's why mbg's grass-fed collagen+ makes this latte a summer staple: If you really want to protect skin from oxidative damage and free radicals, you must provide your skin cells with antioxidants internally.* This contains vitamin C, vitamin E, and SGS.*
The powder also features curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, which helps support your body's inflammatory response.* Inflammation is one of the key triggers of free radicals in the body. One study on human cells even found that curcumin can manage inflammation2 better than anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen.* Adding extra turmeric to the drink can promote even more inflammatory properties—plus, it adds a ton of natural color and flavor to this spicy latte.*
Finally, coconut milk and vanilla give the drink a sweet, rich taste that's perfect for sipping in the sunshine. Of course, we iced it for summer enjoyment!
Iced Coconut Turmeric Latte
Makes 1 serving
- 4 ounces refrigerated, unsweetened coconut milk
- 4 ounces unsweetened oat milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon mbg's grass-fed collagen+
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom
- Heat milks over medium heat and whisk in remaining ingredients. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes.
- If desired, strain out spices through a fine-mesh sieve. Pour latte into an ice-filled glass, sprinkle a little extra cinnamon on top, and enjoy.
Frances Largeman-Roth, R.D. is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a New York Times bestselling author and nationally recognized nutrition and wellness expert. Frances is the author of Smoothies & Juices: Prevention Healing Kitchen, Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide and Eating In Color: Delicious, Healthy Recipes for You and Your Family. She is also the co-author of the bestselling The CarbLovers Diet.
Frances is a freelance writer and recipe developer for numerous publications, including Today.com, Parents, and Parade. She has appeared on numerous national TV shows, including The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood Live and CNN. Frances contributes expert quotes to national publications and also helps healthy food brands share their message. Frances is a member of the James Beard Foundation and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at Columbia.
Frances, her husband and three kids live in Brooklyn, NY. To learn more, go to her website, or follow her on Instagram.