Turmeric History & Golden Milk Smoothie

If you've experience the boldness that is Golden Milk, then you know how unique it is. Sweet and savory come together in perfect unison to generate a powerhouse of turmeric-rich goodness. 

If you don't know anything about turmeric and its greatness, then here is a little breakdown. 

Turmeric originated in Southern India, and is a root, similar to ginger. On its own, turmeric has a very earthy, pungent, savory flavor to it. It is a staple in a lot of Indian cuisine, and can be distinguished right away (if not from its beautiful mustard color) by its taste. 

But what is most perplexing about turmeric, is not the color or the flavor. It is the health benefits. It is used in traditional Indian medicine, and has shown to improve a wide range of ailments. 

Curcumin, the main component of turmeric, sometimes used as a dietary supplement has been shown to reduce inflammation. 

Turmeric can also be used to improve brain function, lower risk of heart disease, can help prevent cancer, may be useful in treating or preventing Alzheimer's disease, aid in arthritic pain, and help to improve chronic pain resulting from aging. 

So now if you're thinking "Great! But I don't want to cook with it," or "How can I consume a lot of it and make it taste how I like it?" Well- you're in the right place. 

Our Golden Milk combines turmeric with a lot of other delicious ingredients. Including, but not limited to, cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper. Traditionally, our Golden Milk Lattes are made with steamed milk and a touch of sweetener. But, if you're like me and want all your beverages cold and sweet, this Golden Milk Smoothie might just be right up your alley.

 Start by adding 2 cups of ice, 2 cups of almond milk to your blender, one ripe banana, and 2 table spoons of honey. Next add your golden milk! One teaspoon should do the trick- remember, a little bit goes a long way. The last part is optional, if you want your smoothie a touch more sweet, you can also add extra cinnamon to your liking. 

And voila! That was easy right? Now sit back and enjoy your creation, and reap all the benefits of turmeric. 

 

 


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