Creamy Golden Milk Smoothie

CREAMY GOLDEN MILK SMOOTHIE

All of the delicious taste and health perks of golden milk in smoothie form! Just 7 ingredients, 1 blender, and 5 minutes required. Creamy, naturally sweet, subtly spiced, and packed with turmeric!

Author: Minimalist Baker

PREP TIME 5 minutes

TOTAL TIME 5 minutes

Servings:  2 (1/2 cup each)

Category: Breakfast, Smoothie

Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan

Freezer Friendly 1 month

Does it keep? Up to 24 hours

Ingredients

SMOOTHIE

  • 1cup banana* (ripe, sliced, and frozen)
  • 1cup light coconut milk or almond milk (use full-fat coconut for creamier smoothie)
  • 1/2tsp ground turmeric powder
  • 1Tbsp fresh ginger (plus more to taste)
  • 1Dash ground cinnamon
  • 1Dash black pepper
  • 1Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1Dash ground clove and cardamom (optional // for more warmth + spice)
  • 1/4 cup fresh carrot juice* (optional // for colour, added sweetness + balances banana flavour // or sub 1 small carrot!)

FOR SERVING optional

  • 1Tbsp Hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Add banana, coconut milk, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, and nutmeg to a high-speed blender  and blend on high until creamy and smooth. If including, add cardamom, clove, and fresh carrot juice at this time (optional).
  2. If too thick, thin with more coconut milk or water. If too thin, thicken with ice (or more frozen banana, though it will add more sweetness).
  3. Taste and adjust flavour as needed, adding more cinnamon for warmth, black pepper for spice, ginger for "zing," turmeric for earthiness / more intense colour, or banana for sweetness. Adding carrot juice will also add sweetness and more intense orange/yellow hue.
  4. Divide between serving and enjoy immediately. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Freeze leftovers by pouring into an ice cube tray and use for future smoothies (either this smoothie or others you'd like to infuse with a golden milk flavour).