If you’re into golden milk, this smoothie is a must-try! It requires 7 wholesome ingredients (you likely have on hand right now), 1 blender, and 5 minutes to make. Let’s do this!
The base of this smoothie is frozen banana for natural sweetness and a creamy texture. We tested other fruits and nothing quite worked. But if you’re trying (or prefer) to avoid banana, we include another option in the notes!
For anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and digestion benefits, we included plenty of fresh ginger and ground turmeric. Black pepper boosts the absorption of turmeric, so we added that as well. And don’t forget cinnamon for more natural sweetness and warmth.
Coconut milk keeps things super creamy, and as an optional touch, we threw in some fresh carrot juice to balance the banana flavor and provide an even more intense orange (golden) hue.
We hope you LOVE this smoothie! It’s:
Quick + easy to make
& Super delicious
This would make the perfect quick breakfast or snack. For a little extra protein, add in some hemp seeds or protein powder of choice. And for the real deal, check out our 5-Minute Vegan Golden Milk!
Want more healthy smoothie ideas? Check out our Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie, Super Green Spirulina Smoothie, Almond Butter Blueberry Smoothie, and Creamy Zucchini Blueberry Smoothie.
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Creamy Golden Milk Smoothie
All of the delicious taste and health perks of golden milk in smoothie form! Just 7 ingredients, 1 blender, and 5 minutes required. Creamy, naturally sweet, subtly spiced, and packed with turmeric!
Prep Time 5 minutes
large ripe banana*,
previously sliced and frozen
light coconut milk or almond milk
(or store-bought // use full-fat coconut for creamier smoothie)
(preferred flavor over fresh)
1-inch piece fresh ginger
each ground clove + cardamom (for more warmth + spice)
fresh carrot juice (for color / added sweetness + balances banana flavor)
Add banana, coconut milk, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, and nutmeg to a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth. If including, add cardamom, clove, and fresh carrot juice at this time (optional).
If too thick, thin with more coconut milk or water. If too thin, thicken with ice (or more frozen banana, though it will add more sweetness).
Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more cinnamon for warmth, black pepper for spice, ginger for “zing,” turmeric for earthiness / more intense color, or banana for sweetness. Adding carrot juice will also add sweetness and more intense orange/yellow hue.
Divide between two serving glasses (ours are from West Elm) and enjoy immediately. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Freeze leftovers by pouring into an ice cube tray and use for future smoothies (either this one or others you’d like to infuse with a golden milk flavor).
*If you’re trying to avoid/sub banana, we’d recommend using the recommended amount of carrot juice, some frozen cauliflower, and vanilla protein powder.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate based on full recipe calculated with light coconut milk and without optional ingredients.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 1)
- Calories: 295
- Fat: 13.9g
- Saturated fat: 11.6g
- Sodium: 23.3mg
- Carbohydrates: 43.7g
- Fiber: 4.6g
- Sugar: 17g
- Protein: 3.5g