Dairy-Free, Drinks, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Smoothie, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Enjoy This Creamy, Chilled Take on “Golden Milk”


I’ve been on a mission to find a hot, turmeric latte in Boston, but after this smoothie, I’ve been doing it all wrong. Minimalist Baker gave me this idea, but I decided to use golden beets (my new favorite root vegetable!) and frozen mango to add more of that golden color, extra nutrients and a bit of sweetness. Just like that cleansing ginger smoothie, I tossed in whole ginger root for a spicy bite. With all the spices you’d find in golden milk and a creamy coconut base, this Golden Milk Smoothie is going to be a chilled version of your turmeric staple.

Ingredients (serves 1).

  • 1/2t banana, frozen
  • 1/3 c frozen mango
  • 1/4 c golden beet, steamed and cooled to room temp
  • 1/2″ ginger, peeled
  • 1/4 t turmeric
  • Dash of following spices:
    • Cardamom
    • Black pepper
    • Cinnamon
    • Cloves
    • Nutmeg
  • 2-3 ice cubes (helps grind ginger)
  • 1 c unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
  • 2 T coconut plant-based protein powder (optional)
  • Coconut flakes to top (optional)


  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Add more ice as needed to help grind ginger and more or less milk as needed for desire consistency.
  2. Transfer to a glass and top with coconut flakes and sprinkle with cinnamon (optional).
  3. Grab a straw and enjoy!

Adapted from Minimalist Baker‘s “Creamy Vegan Golden Milk Smoothie.”

Nutrition for 1 smoothie.
213 calories  •  6.1 g fat (24%)  •  29.8 g carbs (53%)  •  12.7 g protein (23%)  •  3.7 g fiber  •  19 g sugar
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.


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