Golden milk. I mean with a name like that, no wonder this beaut of a beverage seems to be all the rage. You would think it came straight from the bosom of Mama Zeus.
If you are unaware of this current trend, it is usually a latte-like concoction made of warmed milk and a variation of spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and the star of the show- fresh grated turmeric. Now before we decided to make every semi-strange or underrated plant into a “superfood”, turmeric has long been known for its many medicinal properties in ancient cultures. It is praised for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects as well as used as a boost for the immune system. Even beyond its history of health benefits, this beverage can offer an incredible warming and soothing effect, helping you relax and unwind at the end of a long day.
Personally, I am totally hooked and love feeling like I’m partaking is some luxurious beverage of “gold”. However, with the cooler days of our faux winter here in Austin seemingly behind us, I began searching for a way to revamp the incorporation of turmeric into my diet.
I would say this turmeric breakfast smoothie is golden milk’s summer self, proudly strutting all her beautiful curves that have been hidden under baggy winter sweaters for far too long. Her makeover also comes with new friends! With good monounsaturated fats from our dear avocado and a spoon full of chia seeds for additional fiber, this love triangle is as glamorous as it gets. Unlike typical smoothies that are usually merely liquified sugars, The good fats help you stay full long after you’ve had your breakfast with the fiber slowing your absorption and maintaining a steady release of energy.
Who knew you could finally enjoy the sunshine and eat it too!
Turmeric Breakfast Smoothie
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 medium avocado
- 1 Tbsp fresh ground turmeric
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- Cracked Black Pepper
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup Siggi’s plain nonfat yogurt
- 1 Tbsp Purely Elizabeth’s Ancient Grain Granola
- 1 Tbsp coconut flakes
- Combine mango, avocado, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and almond milk in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add chia seeds and blend only briefly to incorporate into the mixture but not break the chia seeds.
- Layer the breakfast smoothie by spooning the yogurt to a cup and transferring the turmeric mixture on top. Serve with granola and coconut flakes.