Finally! I turned my favorite nighttime drink into a smoothie! I live for a hot golden milk at the end of the day and can never pass down the opportunity to order a dirty turmeric almond milk latte when I see one on a menu (which is basically exactly as it sounds, plus a shot of espresso). I love smoothies in the morning because they are quick, easy, and my body seems to be able to digest something like this first thing. You all know my normal go to smoothie that I have almost every other day, so I thought it was time for a change up, since your body does need that; it is good for your gut.
This smoothie is pretty simple to follow but loaded ingredients that will make your gut happy, your skin glow, and just feel so good. To make this thick, I used steamed then frozen cauliflower as the veggie, which you can't taste, frozen banana, ground flaxseed for some added fiber and then the usual suspects, lots of turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and a pinch of nutmeg. All the spices you would expect to see in a turmeric/golden milk latte or drink! To take it one step further, I added in Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Peptides. Full disclosure, the more I started to use the collagen in my smoothies, energy bites, mixing it into my yogurts, and even coffee, my hair was growing faster than ever, my nails were stronger, I had more energy, and the best part was the improvement of my gut health- which you know is a huge plus for me since I've dealt with leaky gut, SIBO, IBS, and gastroparesis! I felt that it was repairing the lining of my gut and just making it so much stronger!
I use the Marine Collagen Peptides, because I have an intolerance to beef, but they both are easily mixable into ANYTHING and you can't taste it at all! So you get these amazing benefits without sacrificing taste! I made this Blueberry Lavender Lemon Smoothie with one of their beauty waters, here, a cacao oatmeal bake, and this super easy sweet potato salad with a mustard bone broth dressing, using their bone broth! Their products are super versatile so you will never get bored with them and can constantly change up as to how you are adding them into what you are making or eating for the day!
Anyways, I added in one scoop of the collagen to the smoothie which also contains 11 grams of protein, plus the remaining ingredients below for a really gut friendly and healthy smoothie! I also love how turmeric is anti-inflammatory and I truly believe that is has help cause less inflammation in my body, especially helped ease any tension in my digestive area! This smoothie is both sweet and savory; savory from the turmeric and ginger, but the cinnamon gives it a little sweetness along with the banana. I think this also makes the perfect fall/winter smoothie since these spices are warming or healing spices to me! If you want to stay away from bananas you can totally replace it with pineapple or mangos or keep it completely fruit free and add in a date or a touch of honey! Either way it is so delicious!
What you need:
1.5 cups almond milk or coconut milk
1 cup cauliflower (I steam, then freeze mine)
1 frozen banana
1 scoop Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Peptides
1 tbsp. ground flaxseeds
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
dash of nutmeg
1/4 tsp. maca powder
1 tbsp. almond butter
Optional add ins:
1 date or 1/2 tbsp. honey for sweetener
1 tbsp. cacao powder
What you need to do:
1. First add all of the ingredients besides the frozen banana and the ice to your blend and blend until well combined.
2. Add the banana, ice, and any additional ingredients. Blend
1. Use canned coconut milk for a more richer, thicker, smoothie.
2. If you can not tolerate bananas try using pineapples or mangos!
3. To keep this low in (as in none!) sugar, simply nix the banana, add more cauliflower to make it thicker! You can add in 1 date.
4. The measurements of spices will greatly depend upon your taste buds! Use mine as a guide!