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Kill two birds with one stone with this Coffee Turmeric Smoothie. Get your coffee fix but reap the benefits of this good-for-you smoothie filled with healthy ingredients.
Hands up if you’re intrigued by this coffee turmeric smoothie! You might not think coffee and turmeric go together, and normally they might not, but when paired with other ingredients they work perfectly. This turmeric smoothie was inspired by the infamous golden milk latte, but as you might know, I much prefer cold drinks over warm drinks. Iced coffee and smoothies will always have my heart, and this coffee turmeric smoothie recipe is the best of both worlds.
Side note: how do you pronounce “turmeric”? Do you say tOOOOOOOmeric or tuRRRRRRmeric? I Googled it and found verbal pronunciations both ways, but Merriam-Webster says tuRRRRRRmeric, so I’m going to assume that’s the right way. For the record, that’s how I pronounce it, but I’ve always wondered about the correct pronunciation.
WHY THIS COFFEE TURMERIC SMOOTHIE IS SO GOOD
- It’s the best of both worlds: coffee and turmeric
- The flavors pair surprisingly well together
- It contains a minimal amount of sugar, so it won’t weigh you down
- Smoothies are a great grab-and-go breakfast option
HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC
Turmeric has many benefits, and a little bit goes a long way. Some of the benefits of turmeric are:
- it has anti-inflammatory properties
- it can be a pain reliever
- can aid in digestion
- improves liver function
TIPS FOR MAKING A TURMERIC SMOOTHIE RECIPE
A few notes before you make this recipe:
I recommend using soaked cashews. Simply place cashews in a bowl of water and soak them for a few hours. If you don’t have time, boil cashews for 20 minutes and that will soften them.
Instant coffee is the way to go for this recipe. However, if you decide to use espresso powder instead of instant coffee, just use less than what I have recommended in the recipe (1/2 tsp would be my best bet, but I haven’t tried it myself) since espresso powder is a bit stronger.
You can use almond milk, coconut milk or a mixture of both. The golden milk is made with coconut milk, but I actually preferred this smoothie with almond milk. Regardless, either one will work.
In the blog photos you’ll notice a banana; however, after testing this recipe a few times, I decided I liked it better with cashews as the base instead of banana. Just FYI!
Similar to other recipes of mine, you’ll have to use your taste buds to determine the right proportions for YOU. I recommend starting with the recipe I’ve developed and then adding more coffee/turmeric/sweetener if you deem it necessary.
This smoothie tastes sweet with a hint of coffee and turmeric and is full of GOOD FOR YOU ingredients; I have a feeling you’re going to love it. I’ve made it twice for myself already—once as my breakfast and once as an afternoon pick-me-up—and it was perfect for both occasions.
Remember to tag @thealmondeater on Instagram if you make this coffee turmeric smoothie!
OTHER SMOOTHIE RECIPES
Coffee Turmeric Smoothie
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup cashews soaked
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 1/4 cup cold brew coffee
- 1 cup almond milk
- 6 ice cubes
- Combine ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth, approximately 1 minute, allowing time for the coffee to grind up completely.