Are you into golden milk as much as I am?
Maybe you’re wondering what it is and what all the fuss is about and have yet to try it.
After drinking golden milk from about five different places on a recent trip to Colorado, I was inspired to create this recipe. It takes a popular hot drink and turns it into a cool and creamy smoothie!
The base of this smoothie combines an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich, anti-cancer spice blend of turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger. Adding a pinch of black pepper helps the body better absorb the turmeric, so whenever you consume turmeric, make sure to pair it with some black pepper.
Turmeric is a plant that grows underground and is a member of the ginger family. It has a long history of medicinal use, dating back nearly 4000 years, and it has been studied in numerous clinical trials for its therapeutic use. The primary compound in turmeric is called curcumin and its consumption has been correlated with a range of potential health benefits:
- Protection against certain cancers
- Treatment of arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Support for those with inflammatory bowel disease
- Reduce blood sugar
- May help prevent Alzheimer’s disease
To learn more about this powerful plant, click here.
By itself, turmeric doesn’t taste that awesome and can have a bit of a bitter taste, but when it is combined with other spices (like in the case of curry powder or golden milk), its flavor is muted but its vibrant color shines through.
To make this a more substantial smoothie, I added a few scoops of my favorite collagen protein powder, which supports healthy tissue growth, and some cashews for a source of fat. If you’d rather use cashew butter or coconut butter, you can do that instead.
I usually have to mess with a recipe multiple times for sharing it with you, but this was a one and done kind of day! I hope you enjoy this delicious golden milk smoothie. Let me know what you think if you try it!
Turmeric Golden Milk Smoothie
This cool and creamy spin on a popular hot drink is the perfect way to start your day!
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 tablespoon raw cashews
- 1/2 teaspoon sweetener honey or pure maple syrup
- 2 scoops collagen protein powder I use Vital Proteins
- 1/2 zucchini peeled and coarsely chopped
- 1 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1 banana frozen
Put spices through almond milk in a blender and blend until evenly combined.
Add frozen banana and blend until smooth.
To purchase collagen peptides from Vital Proteins, click here.