Look out green juice, golden milk is becoming the healthy drink of choice around the West
Made with fresh turmeric, a root that's now more widely available in supermarkets, the creamy sip has an earthy-sweet flavor and anti-inflammatory benefits. I blogged about some of the benefits of the active compound in turmeric, curcumin, last week. This recipe comes from Emanne Desouky, co-owner of Super Juiced in Oakland, CA.
I made it for my family as a dessert and served it with gingersnaps. You might like to use it as post-workout fuel or a mid-afternoon boost. We thought it had an Indian flavor to it, influenced by the turmeric and the cardamom.
Super Juiced Golden Milk
2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup coconut cream or milk
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 or 2 pitted Medjool dates
1 inch piece each of fresh ginger and turmeric, peeled
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1/2 tsp. each cinnamon, vanilla extract and sea salt
1/4 tsp. cardamom
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
Whirl ingredients in blender until frothy on top, 30 seconds. Strain and discard pulp. Chill until cold. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
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