Golden milk has been part of traditional Eastern medicine for hundreds of years, and now it's made the journey to the West. It's no wonder this creamy turmeric drink has grown in popularity: not only does it taste delicious, it's full of nature's most powerful anti-inflammatories (along with these other inflammation-fighting foods)!
This recipe is a study in how to use your diet to lower inflammation and includes turmeric, coconut oil, flaxseed, and ginger. Combined with clean protein that's free of inflammatory dairy or soy, they turn this delicious smoothie into a powerful, all-natural ally against chronic inflammation.
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That's great news because inflammation contributes to aging and almost every major disease. Eliminate inflammation, and you eliminate the cause of everything from heart disease and type 2 diabetes to wrinkles and skin breakouts. Not a bad way to start your day...
Golden Milk Turmeric Smoothie
(Makes 1 serving)
The turmeric, coconut oil, flaxseed, and ginger in this scrumptious smoothie are powerful anti-inflammatories.
- 2 scoops chai or vanilla protein shake powder
- 10 oz. unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 Tablespoons freshly ground flaxseed
- 1 Tablespoons virgin coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 4-5 ice cubes
Blend the ingredients together until smooth, ramping up the blender speed slowly to keep it creamy. Your shake can be thickened by adding more ice cubes or thinned by adding cold water.