Golden Milk Popsicles
This is a cool twist on a classic Turmeric Latte (sometimes known as Golden Milk). I was looking for a way to enjoy this winter favorite during the hot summer months and I think I found it.
Like ginger, turmeric is fantastic for just about every facet of our well-being. Turmeric root is part of the ginger family and originates from Southeast Asia, and is mostly associated with Indian food. Turmeric has been used in Asia for thousands of years for its medicinal properties, a warming spice for food, and even as a dye for clothing due to its vibrant yellow hue.
The magic behind turmeric is in a phytochemical called curcumin. This phytochemical has anti-inflammatory properties, making it an asset to those with lupus, muscle or joint inflammation and pain, nervous system inflammation, and even inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).
While turmeric battles inflammation, it's manganese and curcumin band together to increase blood supply to areas of the body that need it, such as those who have chronic histamine reactions, sluggish liver, or poor circulation. This makes turmeric an ally of the cardiovascular system by lowering cholesterol. It's cancer-preventative, especially skin cancer, and inhibits tumors and cysts, while actively extracting toxic heavy metals from your system (these can be picked up through processed foods, pesticides on produce, and air pollution in large cities, to name a few).
With these popsicles, you can continue to get the amazing benefits of this warming spice, even on hot summer days, and keep you on top of your detoxing game, year-round.
1 can of full fat coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Combine coconut milk, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper and dates in a high speed blender and process for 30 seconds.
Pour mixture into a popsicle mold or ice cube tray, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (ideally overnight). Makes 6 to 8 popsicles.