Golden Milk is rich in antioxidants and has lots of health benefits. A Golden Latte is one of my favorite drinks. This Golden Milk Smoothie is the best of both worlds, combining this warming flavor in a rich, nutritious bowl. This Golden Milk Smoothie is also Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan and Paleo-Friendly.
Benefit of Golden Milk
Golden milk’s color and health benefits come from the wonder root, turmeric, which is known for decreasing inflammation and joint pain (read more benefits about turmeric Here). It is also great mood boosting brain food and has shown benefits for stabilizing blood sugar and weight control. I love making a hot golden latte when the weather gets cold, as well as adding golden milk (or just turmeric powder) to my smoothies and snacks.
Adding Extra Veggies to Smoothie
As you probably know, I love sneaking veggies into my smoothies. It is the best way to increase my veggie intake for the day. My favorites to add are cauliflower, zucchini and squash; they have a relatively mild taste so you won’t even notice. On the other hand, I would not recommend broccoli, bell pepper, celery or anything that has a very distinct taste.
To prep the veggies, I wash them thoroughly, then steam them for 10 – 15 minutes ( see more meal prep ideas on my story highlights). Et Voila! The reason I steam them before freezing them is because they are better for digestion. Cooking them also makes the minerals and nutrients more bioavailable for absorption. when you blend lots of fruits, veggies and superfood together… A golden smoothie bowl can’t get more nourishing than that!
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- 1/2 cup cauliflower (steamed then frozen)
- 1/2 cup butternut squash (roasted then frozen)
- 1/2 cup papaya
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tsp turmeric, cinnamon
- 1/2 cup nut milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 pinch fresh ginger (optional)
- Pulse everything in a high-speed blender (I got my vitamix refurbished, works GREAT)
- Top with your favorite fruit, granola, nuts and ENJOY!
- If you have time, soak chia seeds in nut milk for 5 minute before blending will make your smoothie extra creamy. It is like blending that creamy chia pudding.. but BETTER!