Golden Milk Remedy
Updated: Nov 20, 2019
I love my detox smoothie that I have been drinking almost every morning for last few months. The base of it is ginger and truly if you do not know all the things ginger can do for you, you MUST look it up :) Also I give a short version in my post under brands I love with my ginger pills I take everyday. This however, warms ya up in these cold months, when a smoothie doesn't do the trick :)
This one however is PACKED with "golden" nutrients hints it name. Golden milk has been hitting the shelves and become so popular within this past year. Therefore, I have decided to re create my own. The ones at the stores are filled with sugars and other additives to keep it fresh-- so why not make your own? Super simple and easy! Also ingredients are not hard to find, look for the fresh ginger and turmeric in the produce section & dates packaged.
So what does each ingredient bring to the table?
Turmeric: Turmeric is what gives curry its yellow color and what makes this latte so "golden", it contains a compound called curcumin. Curcumin can boost antioxidants in your body & cancer prevention
Ginger: Helps with digestion, nausea, muscle pain, menstrual pain & cholesterol
Cinnamon: Rich in antioxidants, anti inflammatory, lowering blood sugar & weight loss help
Honey: Rich in antioxidants, cholesterol & blood pressure
Dates: Reduce inflammation, ease constipation, antioxidants, boost energy
1 cup nut milk of your choice ( I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1 tsp fresh ginger diced
1/2 tsp fresh turmeric diced (powder works too, but fresh has more benefits)
3 pitted dates (if they are from the package, if you get FRESH that are large use 1-2 depending on how sweet you'd want it)
1 tsp honey
a few dashes of cinnamon
1. Pour nut milk into a small stove top pot. Heat on low medium heat until warm/hot, do not want it to boil.
2. Then pour nut milk into the bottom of the high power blender first. Add in the ginger, turmeric and honey. Next cut the dates in half before adding it into the blender ( make sure you take pit out if they aren't pitted) and then putting the cinnamon on top. Start slow in your high power blender, then increase the speed gradually until medium high. On my Vitamix I stop at the 7 notch for on high. Let it blend until you do not see any date pieces blending around and/or ginger & turmeric.
3. Pour into glass and enjoy!! I have made some ahead of time for the next day and that works well too for mornings :) Ainsley also loves it!
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