When I think of marriage I often think of food 😛 And when we think of peanut butter food marriages we often think of chocolate, banana, and jelly. Peanut butter and turmeric hardly comes to mind. Then the other day I was making a stir-fry and threw in some peanut butter with the turmeric and really loved the bold, spice of the turmeric combined with the smooth and somewhat sweet flavor of the peanut butter. The gears began to turn. I started adding turmeric to my smoothies, especially when adding peanut butter. I loved the flavor combo. So now that we’re heading into summer months and we’re looking for drinks to cool us off instead of warm us up, I hooked you all up with this amazing peanut butter caramel turmeric milkshake drank.
Golden milk, turmeric juice, hot toddys, & turmeric lattes are popping up in juice cafes, coffee shops and grocery stores. They are popping up in juice cafes, grocery stores and the likes. And it’s no surprise. It has been used for years in cooking in Eastern countries as well as in Ayurvedic Medicine. I first tried a turmeric latte at a wellness demo at a friend’s house. The Ayurvedic practitioner who demoed some of her home remedies swore by its anti-inflammatory & skin healing properties. After this wellness demo I loved sipping on it and adopted drinking a latte with touch of coconut and honey on cooler evenings before heading to bed. Who doesn’t love holding a warm mug in your slippers and jammies?
Adding a bit of black pepper, which contains piperine, boosts the effectiveness of the curcumin, the power packed component found in turmeric. I use it on a somewhat daily basis and use it to spice up veggies, eggs, beans, and I especially love it on cauliflower.All of the traveling and business that has been going on in me & D’s life has got our immune systems like whoa. D & I both had the flu last week for the first time since I can’t even remember when. (I’m pretty sure we can blame this on D). And it sucked. Obvi not wanting to eat a ton of food, but knowing I needed some form of energy I turned to this shake. Totes because it helped me heal, not because of the peanut butter caramel ribbons or anything. Right.
recipe title="Peanut butter caramel ribbon turmeric milkshake + peanut butter ribbons" servings="2" time="10mins"]
1 c. non-dairy milk
2 small pitted & chopped apricots (ideally frozen night before)
6 coconut milk ice cubes (Freeze coconut milk night before in trays)*
1/2 avocado (about 100g), ideally frozen
2 pitted Medjool dates
2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. vanilla bean or vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
Optional for assembly: 2 tsp. peanut butter to coat glass
Blend all milkshake ingredients in the blender until smooth.
Peanut butter caramel
1/4 c. peanut butter
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tbsp. water
Whisk ingredients together in a small saucepan over medium heat until smooth. Remove from heat immediately.
Assembly: Use a spoon or a knife to spread around about 1/2 of the peanut butter caramel on the inside of each glass. Spread 1 tsp. of peanut butter in each class with a spoon or knife and swirl in with caramel.
Add 1 tbsp. of water to remaining peanut butter caramel mixture and whisk until smooth.
Fill each glass to the top and drizzle with peanut butter caramel.
Dust with cinnamon. Drink up!
*You can sub this with 1 frozen banana, but the ‘nana flavor tends to come through a bit. Not necessarily a bad thing! You can also find frozen apricots at Trader Joe’s!