This smoothie is luxuriously decadent and creamy, thickened by coconut milk and chia seeds and lightly and naturally sweetened with mango and dates. Healthy fats—Coconut milk, coconut flakes and coconut oil—help balance hormones and are incredibly nourishing for your skin.
Turmeric, with its distinctly brilliant orange-yellow pigment, contributes to this smoothie’s golden hue. It also contains beneficial anti-oxidant compounds that, taken consistently over time, can help tame inflammation.
Golden Glow Smoothie
Adapted from Clear Skin from Within by Dr. Trevor Cates
1 cup organic unsweetened coconut milk
*I recommend the canned brand Native Forest Classic
or Native Forest Coconut Cream
1/3 cup unsweetened organic coconut flakes
1/3 cup fresh mango (or frozen)
2 pitted dates
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon organic unrefined coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon dried maca (optional)
1/4 to 1/2 cup chilled mineral water, like Pellegrino
OR 1/4 ice cubes made from filtered water
Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender or Nutribullet. Blend until smooth. Enjoy chilled.