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Gourmet Golden Milk Popsicle Recipe
This Golden Milk popsicle recipe is the perfect way to elevate a childhood favorite to a gourmet adult favorite. The best part? It’s just two ingredients! Although, you’re not going to want to skip the optional white chocolate drizzle 🙂 It’s Keto & Paleo friendly, and gluten and dairy-free. This recipe is also loaded with healthy ingredients like turmeric and collagen, best known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
What is Golden Milk?
Golden Milk Latte often referred to as just golden milk is a traditionally Indian beverage, known for its bright yellow or golden color. It’s typically some sort of milk, or dairy free milk alternative, combined with turmeric, black pepper, spices, and often a sweetener. It’s touted for it’s health benefits, and often used as an alternative remedy to boost immunity and stave off illness. (1) You can enjoy it hold, cold or in this case frozen. If you want another immunity boosting beverage, try my Turmeric Ginger Tonic, perfect for the fall and flu season!!
What are the Ingredients?
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How To Make This Golden Milk Popsicle Recipe
- Combine milk and Golden Milk Latte mixture on the stove until combined
- Pour into Popsicle molds
- Freeze overnight
- Drizzle with optional white chocolate
- Enjoy 🙂
Benefits of Collagen
What is collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, accounting for about a third of its protein composition. Collagen is a building block for all connective tissue that builds everything from our joints to our gut lining and gives our skin it’s elasticity. When we reach the age of about 30, our bodies natural ability to produce collagen begins to decline. So often, the best way to improve our collagen levels is to supplement it. Here are some of the alleged health benefits of increased collagen.
- Improved joint mobility and health (2)
- Improve hair, skin, and nails. (3)
- Improved gut health and function (4)
If you are looking for another natural way to boost collagen levels, check out my super easy Instant Pot Bone Broth Recipe, which is a great way to add collagen to all kinds of recipes.
Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is a spice commonly used in Indian and Moroccan dishes. Many studies have come out touting it’s nutritional benefits, making it increasingly popular in western cultures. It’s mostly known for its distinctive bright orange and yellow color. (Be careful it will stain your hands and countertop, trust me I know from experience).
Most studies have shown that piperine (the main ingredient in black pepper) dramatically enhances the bioavailability, or our bodies natural ability to absorb, turmeric. So whenever possible, you’ll want to add black pepper when cooking with turmeric. This Vital Proteins Collagen Milk Latte already has black pepper in it, so there is no need to worry about it.
You can purchase it as a fresh root and grate it to incorporate it into your dishes. You can buy it ground up as a spice. You can even get it up in supplement or liquid forms. Here are a few evidence-based benefits of this powerful spice.
- Curcumin (the main active ingredient in turmeric) is such a potent anti-inflammatory that pub med studies, have found that it rivals anti-inflammatory drugs without the side effects.
- It increases the bodies ability to fight free radicals. (5)
- It may lower your risk of heart disease. While there are many factors that play a role in heart disease, it is believed that curcumin improves the lining of the blood vessels which can have a drastic impact on reducing the risk of heart-related illness
One study randomly assigned 121 people undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery, either a placebo or 4 grams of curcumin per day, a few days before and after the surgery. The curcumin group had a 65% decreased risk of experiencing a heart attack in the hospital (6 – Pub Med Study).
When Coronavirus first started, I started doing these short little updates, mostly as a way to get my anxiety out of my head and out into the world. But also as a way to connect with people, hoping that someone might read this and remember that they are not alone in this and we are all going through it. 2020 has been quite a beast of a year. After three months of posting EVERY SINGLE DAY! I didn’t post anything in June. Honestly, I felt like I needed to hit the reset button. I spent a lot of time redesigning the blog and taking an SEO course. Also, I spent a lot of time relaxing, sadly, a decent amount of time wallowing. But that’s ok… and if you’re going through similar that’s 100% Ok too!
My philosophy is about striving for progress, not perfection. This philosophy applies to all aspects of my life, including this blogging journey and my mental health journey. Am I proud that I needed to take an entire month before I could come back and feel creative again and really work towards my goals? No. But am I glad I took that time off to figure shit out, yes! When you’re feeling burnt out or sad sometimes it’s better to rest for a bit then push yourself so hard that you end up quitting altogether. If you’ve been struggling lately, maybe you need to give yourself a break too. Whatever that might be, taking a few days off work, getting out of the house even if it’s only for a few hours (although I know that can be a challenge right now.) The point is, take care of yourself however you feel fit and it’ll all be ok. Now I’m back, with a brand new design and lots of new recipes to share 🙂 I hope you all enjoy it!
Tips, Recs, Subs
- You can use any milk you like here. Regular cows milk, coconut milk, almond, even oat if not Paleo or Keto.
- The collagen Latte from Vital Proteins already has the spices added to it, but feel free to taste and add more. Cinnamon, or ginger go great in this recipe.
- If you prefer it a little sweetener you can add a ground up date or a few tablespoons of maple syrup.
- Just heat long enough on the stove to make sure the milk and mixture has become well combined, should be about 5 minutes
- Freeze overnight or at a minimum 6 hours.
- For an optional topping, melt white chocolate and drizzle it on the top of the popsciles and refreeze for 10 minutes.
- These pops are less than 2 Net Carbs per serving making them Keto friendly, if you want to keep it Keto, make sure you use a Keto White Chocolate. To keep it paleo, make sure you use dairy free white chocolate.
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Golden Milk Popsicles
- Popsicle Mold
- 2 Scoops Vital Proteins Golden Milk Turmeric Latte
- 1 1/2 Cups Milk or any dairy free milk alternative
- 1/2 Cup Melted white chocolate (Optional for topping)
- Add milk and collagen to small sauce pan, and stir well. Cook on low-med heat for about 5 minutes until it is well combined.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds, and freeze at least 6 hours, or overnight.
- Optional - Melt white chocolate, take a spoon and drizzle across the popsicles in a zig zag pattern. Freeze another 5 minutes before enjoying.