Have you ever heard of Golden Milk? It’s an incredible, anti-inflammatory powerhouse that Health-Esteemies like you and I should be drinking on the regular! But I have one teeny, tiny problem… Golden milk is served warm, and I am not a fan of hot drinks.
I know, I know, tea is such a wonderful thing and hot chocolate is where it’s at… but when it comes to tea I like it iced. Even when I enjoy my own Hot Chocolate Recipe (which you can get your hands on here) I let that baby cool down. A cozy cup of something delicious and warm may sound like heaven to many, but it’s just not my cup of tea (I’m chuckling at my word play like a dork right now, just fyi!)
For that reason I’ve been hesitant to enjoy the wonderful qualities that I knew Golden Milk would provide. Golden Milk is made by boiling your favourite dairy free milk with turmeric, ginger and honey and letting them simmer. You end up with a nice, warm, golden drink full of all of the nutritional goodness that turmeric and ginger have to offer.
The warm part has turned me away from the idea… but the turmeric part kept pulling me back in. Which is why I decided to turn it into a delicious, cold golden milk smoothie!
Before we get to the smoothie goodness, there’s a few things you should definitely know about terrific turmeric. If turmeric hasn’t found its way into your kitchen it really should. Check it out!
This wonderful root is packed full of curcumin, known for its marvelous antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric has been shown to slow the development of tumor formation, helping to hinder the growth of cancer cells. It can also help to reduce symptoms of arthritis.
Turmeric doesn’t stop there, protecting your cardiovascular system by halting the oxidation of cholesterol (which would otherwise lead to blood vessel damage and plaque accumulation). It may even help your fantastic liver keep your body safe from toxins (which is pretty freaking wonderful). And some studies have revealed that curcumin shows some promise in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
If those aren’t reasons to be pretty stoked about turmeric then I don’t know what is! Needless to say, it has a permanent home in our kitchen… and despite my dislike of warm drinks, Golden Milk and its turmeric filled goodness has me intrigued.
I put my creativity hat on and found a solution! Why not combine all of the awesome Golden Milk ingredients with a few extra goodies and make a nice cold smoothie? How did it take me so long to come up with this?!
The end result is nothing short of amazing! And whether you’re a fan of warm Golden Milk, or you can’t stand the heat like me, you will adore this delicious creation!
Without further ado – here is one of my favourite smoothie creations thus far! And with all your new turmeric knowledge, you know this goodie is going to love you back!
Golden Milk Smoothie
This recipe is raw, vegan and gluten free. Serves 2
2 Frozen Bananas
2 Inches of Fresh Turmeric (or 4 Tsps of Dried Turmeric)
1 Tsp of Powdered Ginger (or ½ an Inch of Fresh Ginger)
2 Cups of Hemp Milk (or Non-Dairy Milk of Choice)
4 Tbsp of Maple Syrup (or to Taste)
1 Tbsp of Coconut Oil
2 Generous Pinches of Cinnamon
Place all of your ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
The Maple Syrup and Banana cuts through turmeric’s bitter notes perfectly! It’s a delightful treat, and it’s got so much to offer your wonderful bod!
I hope that you love it as much as I do!
Health and love,
Does turmeric have a home in your kitchen? What are your favourite turmeric infused recipes? Let me know in the comments below!
Thought of the day: I will not allow my predispositions to hinder me. My mind is open and my creativity allows for endless possibilities.
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