Ellen’s Golden Milk

This is delicious as an energy boost, or a soothing night time night cap to calm nerves prior to going to bed. Lately I have been making this as a pick me up during the cold afternoons or taking it as a dessert a little bit after dinner time. Turmeric has so many amazing medicinal attributes, including anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

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1 heaping T Coconut Manna

2c boiling water

1/2″ piece fresh ginger

1/2t cinnamon

pinch pink salt

pinch black pepper

pinch nutmeg *optional

pinch cayenne *optional

1-3t agave or maple syrup

1 1/2t turmeric

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Heat up 2 cups water in a kettle or on the stove. Pick your mug! I don’t put the turmeric  in my blender as it discolors the container – a glass container should be okay!) See below.

In a high powered blender, add all the other ingredients- ginger, manna, salt, black pepper, nutmeg, sweetener, cinnamon etc. I measure the water by the mug I chose! Big mug, more water! I pour the boiling water into the mug, then into the blender then process everything for a minute or two. While that is blending, I add the turmeric into the empty mug. When its’ finished blending, pour the hot milk into the mug, Sprinkle with more cinnamon. SO TASTY!

Recovery Broth/ Noodle Soup Broth

recovery broth

I have been addicted to this broth the past several days. I have made it both with fresh turmeric and with powdered- the fresh offers a much more vibrant looking broth but both are equally healing. Perfect to make extra to have to sip on or make 1/2 the recipe and make the perfect amount for a bowl of buckwheat ramen & veggies.

Recovery Broth 

6c water

½ onion, coarsely chopped

2” fresh ginger, grated

1” fresh turmeric, grated OR 1t turmeric powder

1t sesame oil

1t pink salt

Put everything in a pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Strain the broth through a fine mesh sieve into a heatproof container. Discard the vegetables. Pour the broth back into the pot and then proceed to add the sesame oil. You can add fresh veggies, cooked rice noodles, buckwheat soba or ramen. This is the simplest, most gorgeous orange broth and it is just so easy and perfect for a pick-me-up or for when you are not feeling full force to just sip on.

Blood Orange Creamsicle Power Smoothie

*blood orange creamsicle smoothie

This is an amazing recovery smoothie- reminiscent of an Orange Julius (remember those???) but filled with omega 3’s and healthy fats and proteins.

Blood Orange Creamsicle Power Smoothie

1c nut milk- cashew or almond

1T hemp seeds

2 small blood oranges, peeled and quartered

2t raw agave or raw local honey

1T coconut manna

1T flax seeds

1t vanilla

1 scoop protein powder

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1c ice

Blend all ingredients and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed.

Add the ice and blend just until smooth.