06/25/2014 01:55 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Milkshake That's Actually Good for You


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 Golden Goddess Milkshake!

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 5 minutes to make!

Golden Goddess Milkshake

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


Pour coconut oil, vanilla, and preferred sweetener into 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!