Golden Milk Smoothie

February 16, 2018
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Photo by Julia Gartland
Author Notes

Ginger, turmeric, cayenne, and black pepper make this smoothie perfect for those days when your body doesn't feel, well, perfect. Feel free to swap up the nut butter—cashew would also be lovely—or use all almond or all coconut milk. —Emma Laperruque

Test Kitchen Notes

Featured in: Smooth the Morning Rush with Smoothie Kits —The Editors

  • Makes 1 smoothie
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • Big spoonful almond butter
  • Pinky's worth fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • Thumb's worth fresh turmeric, peeled and chopped
  • Several grinds fresh black pepper
  • Pinch ground cayenne
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk, plus more as needed
In This Recipe
  1. Combine the banana, almond butter, ginger, turmeric, and spices in a small plastic bag. Freeze for at least 8 hours or up to several weeks.
  2. When you're smoothie-ready, add the almond milk to the blender, then the smoothie kit. Pulse until as smooth as possible, scraping every so often. Add the coconut milk and blend until smooth, supplementing with more of either milk if necessary.

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Emma is the food editor at Food52. Before this, she worked a lot of odd jobs, all at the same time. Think: stir-frying noodles on the fly, baking dozens of pastries at 3 a.m., and writing about the history of pie in North Carolina. Now she lives in New Jersey with her husband and their cat, Butter. Stay tuned every Tuesday for Emma's award-winning column, Big Little Recipes (also the cookbook in October 2021!). And see what she's up to on Instagram at @emmalaperruque.

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