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Inflammation-Fighting Golden Turmeric Smoothie

Erin Zaikis
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May 27, 2014
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May 27, 2014

We all know that turmeric is healthy and full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, but it's not as easy to add in to everyday recipes as other superfoods like chia seeds or flax.

Well, fear not, I have the perfect way for you to get your turmeric in a delicious, painless way:

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Behold the Inflammation-Fighting Golden Turmeric Smoothie!

It's healthy, dairy free and can be enjoyed as a quick breakfast or decadent dessert. It can be adjusted for the seasons — subtract the ice and microwave in your favorite mug for a satisfying superfood drink on a cold winter day. Based on Ayurvedic properties, it purifies the blood and aids in digestion. Best of all, it takes less than five minutes to make!

Inflammation-Fighting Golden Turmeric Smoothie

  • 1 cup unsweetened, plain coconut milk (or almond, hemp or rice milk)
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 1/2 tsp. organic turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. organic coconut oil
  • Generous dash of vanilla
  • Maple syrup or coconut sugar to taste
  • Dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, cardamom (optional)

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender. Add ice.

Blend on high for 10 — 20 seconds until thoroughly mixed and ice has been crushed.

Pour into a tall cup, sprinkle with your favorite spices, and enjoy!

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Erin Zaikis
Erin Zaikis

Erin Zaikis is the founder of Sundara, a sustainable soap company that sells organic, handmade, vegan soap. Proceeds from the soap fund hygiene education and infrastructure projects for under-served communities in Haiti, Ghana and India.

Other than soap, her second passion is sugar! Despite having a dentist as a mother and trying to eat as healthy as possible (well...80 percent of the time), Erin has a major sweet tooth and is always seeking new dessert recipes. Her biggest weakness? Asian-inspired sweets. You can read about her eating adventures in NYC with her sister Leslie at www.asiandesserts.co.