Golden Gut Healer Smoothie
by, Erin Urton
Yoga and wellness expert, Erin Urton, shares her craft: a divine and decadent smoothie creative. Slurp your way towards vitality and with these anything-but-ordinary, power packed blender concoctions.
Feeling stressed, busy beyond belief, with no time or motivation to eat properly?
Stop, take a deep breath and drink this.
This blended recipe for what Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda call “Golden Milk” does the trick to was stress and it’s associated effects on digestion. I’ve tried tons of recipes floating around on the internet and have adapted one that works for me. It’s mainly based on “tuja advisor” Melissa Ramo’s recipe, with some tweaks to proportions and a little of my own flare.
Filling, fibrous and fantastic- whole almonds, hemp seed and coconut oil provide fiber, protein, and omegas. Dates add even more fiber and some mineral-rich sweetness. Tumeric is a veritable cure all with it’s super anti-inflammatory powers. Ginger stimulates digestion, circulation and calms the nerves. Cinnamon helps balance blood sugar, curb cravings, and also settle the nerves.
1/3 cup raw almonds, soaked
1 tsp hemp seeds
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
3 large medjool dates
1 tsp coconut oil
1 1/2 cups filtered water (or more if needed)
note: If you don’t have a powerful blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec, simply used ready-made almond milk instead of blending the almonds whole. You miss out on a little fiber, but that’s cool.
Blend on high for at least a minute. If you’re using a vitamin, start slow and build to high. Melissa heats hers afterward but if you leave it long enough in the Vitamix, it gets a little warm. Enjoy at room temperature or steamy.