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:
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)
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!
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.