Turmeric! It’s been on the cover of Time Magazine with it’s overwhelming popularity. We wanted to find more ways to add it into our everyday. We sampled store bought “golden milk” drinks and decided to create a Curry Girls version that truly satisfies even the biggest skeptic. Taste is not compromised while you add this anti-inflammatory super food into your diet and reap it’s many incredible benefits!
Golden Milk Smoothie
1 Can full fat coconut milk
1 C almond, hazelnut or other milk alternative or coconut water
2-3 dates (depending on your sweet tooth)
1-2 Tbl coconut cream from canned coconut milk or coconut mana/butter
½ -1 tsp. turmeric
½ -1 tsp. Vietnamese ground cinnamon
Pinch of cardamom
Pinch of ground black pepper (optional)
1 Tbl Flax seeds
1 scoop vanilla flavored protein powder (or 1 Tbl cashew butter or whole soaked cashews)
1 tsp. vanilla ~IF not using a vanilla flavored protein powder
½ -1 C ice (optional)
Watch our recipe video HERE!
Method: Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth and warm. This warmth heats up the turmeric so that your body can better absorb it’s amazing benefits! If drinking your smoothie warm isn’t your cup of tea, then add the ice.
Here’s a great research based article on turmeric and why heating it first increases it’s benefit 12 fold!
Researchers have found that cooking turmeric in coconut or olive oil leads to even more bioavailabilty and benefit as does adding black pepper! For more information check out this article: http://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-queries/do-you-need-to-cook-turmeric-to-get-health-benefits