I am sharing with you today my turmeric milkshake recipe. I created it by accident and without much hope, one day I was in a hurry and did not have time to have breakfast at home, and I had no fresh fruit available to prepare a smoothie.
That’s when Malika’s dates and almonds milkshakes came to my memory … Malika is the manager and cook of a small hotel in Sidi Ifni, in southern Morocco. I remember that customers enjoyed hers famous milkshakes at any time, but I’ve never tryied them myself because I cannot digest milk. That morning I decided to prepare an exotic milkshake with the fantastic produce I brought back from my trip to Morocco: big, fluffy dates, fragrant almonds and spices, all blended with almond milk.
During the preparation, I was immediately seduced by the golden color of this milkshake. It is then smell that conquered me, both sweet and spicy. Regarding the taste … I let you have a go to the recipe and tell me what you think ;-)!
You may be surprised by the quantities of spices and their association. The presence of black pepper especially intrigues people I have spoken with about this recipe. However, black pepper not only enhances the flavor of other ingredients, but it will allow your body to get the maximum benefits out of turmeric.
In fact, turmeric is known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and digestive properties. However, before your body can take full advantage of its effects, your digestive system first needs to assimilate the nutrients! Black pepper allows precisely turmeric to pass the digestive barrier more easily. Ginger, meanwhile, has properties similar to turmeric. It also enables cells to better assimilate the nutrients. Finally, cinnamon will bring lots of antioxydants and a fragrant touch.
- 200 ml almond milk
- 40 gr almonds
- 4 dates
- 2.5 cc turmeric
- 0.5 cc powdered ginger
- 0.5 cc cinnamon
- black pepper (3-7 grinds)
- Pour all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until you get a smooth and homogeneous texture.
- Enjoy 🙂
For a pleasant change, you can substitute almonds with Brazil nuts or cashew nuts, it’s just as good!
See you soon,