Turmeric, the spice that gives your food such a lovely bright yellow color, it almost looks like gold. And have we not heard of golden milk, also known as turmeric latte? I am sure you have.So I thought, why not add a bit to my smoothie? And yes, I gave it a try: a vegan golden version, with mango, vanilla protein powder and of course turmeric. But what vegetable would I use? Parsnip! This lovely winter root vegetable has a sweet taste like carrot, but at the same time it is had a more earthy and nutty taste, not for forget the aniseed flavour. All in all a rich and complex taste which I think combines really well with fruit. At the moment the parsnip season is ending there in The Netherlands, so I was happy to give it a try before it was too late!
The protein powder and flax seeds make sure this smoothie is really rich in proteins, so a perfect way to start your day or as a post workout drink.
And last but not least, the turmeric. It has a high percentage of manganese and iron and provides a good level of fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C and magnesium. There are many health benefits linked to curcumin, a compound of turmeric. It can help to fight inflammation, but be aware that turmeric only contains a small percentage of curcumin.
Golden royal smoothie
Turmeric smoothie with protein powder, mango, parsnip, banana, flax seeds, coconut milk and almond milk
peel the parsnip and cut into small cubus
add the ingredients to your blender in the following order: almond milk, coconut milk, turmeric, protein powder, parsnip, banana, mango, flax seeds
Switch on the blender and blend until smooth and creamy. You can add more almond milk if you want the smoothie to be more runny