Golden milk, or so it’s called, is all the rage these days. It’s basically a turmeric infused drink that seriously tastes like a milkshake, no joke! Turmeric is one of the hot superfoods on the scene these days, providing several health benefits. This smoothie also includes maca root powder, another superfood that is full of amazing health benefits.
While Turmeric might be new on the scene these days, it’s actually been around for thousands of years. It’s most well known for it’s anti-inflammatory benefits, but recent research has shown that it can also benefit other health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and some cancers. The key is to combine the use of turmeric with black pepper, as the black pepper enhances the bioavailability of turmeric. Hence the use of black pepper in this smoothie. In this smoothie I also added the super food maca root powder. Maca is considered the ‘Peruvian ginseng’ and offers multiple health benefits such as being rich in Vitamins B, C, and E.
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp. maca powder
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
- Few shakes of ground black pepper
- Cinnamon to sprinkle on top
- Add all ingredients with the exception of the cinnamon to a blender and blend well.
- Pour into a glass and sprinkle cinnamon on top.
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Jennifer is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Wanderlust and Wellness since 2016. She creates easy, approachable gluten-free recipes for the everyday home cook; because cooking gluten-free doesn’t mean food has to be complicated or tasteless.