Start off your day in a healthy way with this delicious 3-ingredient anti-inflammatory golden milk turmeric smoothie. This rich and creamy smoothie is dairy-free, naturally sweetened with bananas, and contains a health dose of turmeric and honey, both of which are known to have amazing healing properties.
The other day I was lounging on the couch after a lazy afternoon of watching random shows on Netflix. The kids were due to wake up from their naps, and of course snack needed to be prepped and ready to serve – otherwise I would be guilty of feeding into their post-nap hanger. And no mom wants to deal with that, especially after a relaxing afternoon. The kids love smoothies, and I love preparing them since it’s one of the easiest ways for me to incorporate veggies into their diet. It always baffles me how (as of late) they will not touch greens with a ten-foot pole, yet when I divulge the ‘secret’ – that their smoothies are usually made with spinach and kale, they devour them.
This smoothie on the other hand was about the vibrant colour yellow. Golden milk is essentially milk laced with turmeric, a potent anti-inflammatory spice that has a myriad of therapeutic properties. Turmeric works well in savoury dishes however, a touch of it in sweet recipes adds a depth of flavour, and transforms this simple smoothie into a powerful immune boosting drink. This vegan smoothie recipe is made with coconut milk however any milk will do. Since turmeric has such a potent flavour it’s essential to add sweetness to the mix in order to mask some of the bitterness, hence the ripe bananas and honey. The peanut butter was an after thought and can be omitted entirely however, I avoided reducing the healthiness of this drink by adding pure peanut butter powder which is low in sugars and much healthier than it’s packaged counterparts. As for the turmeric, if you’re unfamiliar with the spice, my suggestion is to start by adding a small amount then incorporate more, depending on your tastes.
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!