Fruit

Golden Milk Smoothie

February 16, 2018
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
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  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 a writer and recipe developer 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., reviewing restaurants, and writing stories about everything from how to use leftover mashed potatoes to the history of pies in North Carolina. Now, she lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with her husband and their cat, Butter. See what she's up to on Instagram and Twitter at @emmalaperruque.