Golden Bliss Shot
Turmeric is a legendary spice that has a distinct golden-brown appearance. Utilized for hundreds of years in a number of recognizable Indian dishes as a signature ingredient, it should be a staple in any amateur chef’s ingredient collection. If you don’t already have this ingredient in your pantry, grab some right here!
There is a very good reason why Indian cooks have been using turmeric as a staple in their main dishes for centuries. As modern-day health enthusiasts have come to realize, turmeric is a treasure trove of nutrients and benefits such as anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. On top of this, when utilized to its fullest extent, turmeric has been proven to treat heart disease, prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and even depression. If you don’t believe us, read more about the benefits of turmeric in this HealthLine article.
We have devised a delicious vegan recipe for you, which reaps the benefits of turmeric. We’ve incorporated the spice into a healthy, creamy and aromatic breakfast drink to get you going for the day.
If you’ve already snagged the required ingredients from our store, strap in and follow the instructional video as we guide you through our very own favorite morning drink; the Golden Bliss Shot! We hope you love this delicious nutrient rich drink.
Here’s the recipe:
- ¼ teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
- Pinch of Black Pepper
- 1 teaspoon of Coconut oil
- 2 tablespoon of Coconut milk
- 2-3 drops of Vanilla extract
- 1 splash of Vanilla syrup (optionally you can sub with maple syrup or honey)
- 2 tablespoons of warm water
Notes on the ingredients
Remaining true to our vegan roots, we decide to use coconut milk which is high in good fatty acids. The fat in coconut milk, when used with turmeric powder, brings out the substance curcumin. This substance is what gives turmeric its anti-oxidizing nature along with being proven to have an effect on reduced risk of prostate cancer and joint pain. Coconut oil contains traces of good cholesterol which once again also boosts the positive side-effects of curcumin.
Instead of using fresh turmeric spices, we have decided instead to use grounded turmeric powder which contains significantly higher traces of curcumin. Fresh turmeric spices do not contain enough of the substance to have a significant effect on health without consuming large amounts for long periods of time. To circumvent this, the grounded turmeric powder used in our Golden Bliss Shot recipe packs enough of a curcumin punch that moderate consumption is shown to treat the aforementioned diseases.
We have decided to use vanilla extract and vanilla syrup because of its strong sweets and aromatic smell. Others may choose honey or maple syrup instead depending on preference. Or, for the true power users out there, with no sweeteners added for that wish to enjoy the golden shot in its purest form.
Black pepper, much like the fats found in coconut oil and coconut milk, brings out the best in the turmeric spice. Black pepper makes the curcumin in turmeric more bioavailable; to put in simpler terms, your body becomes more prone to digesting larger amounts of curcumin when taken with black pepper.
Stay healthy and blissful!