>> February 2, 2013 – almond milk, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, birthday, cinnamon, curcurmin, dates, ginger, gluten free, pancakes, smoothie, turmeric, vegan
Hello dear friend,
Today is a fantastic day. It's my birthday, and it's the 3rd birthday of Sweet Potato Soul! I remember my first blog post like it was yesterday; Jenné Cakes, my non-vegan take on Johnny Cakes. So much has changed since I started this blog, and since I turned 23. I've become vegan, moved away from acting, started my own business, made many amazing friends, and had so many incredible experiences. I'm so grateful to have Sweet Potato Soul to document my journey.
This birthday morning I made gluten-free pancakes. They turned out beautifully, and since they were gluten-free I happily devoured 5 or 6. I found the recipe on Oh She Glows, and I recommend giving it a try. Before the pancakes, I took a few moments to delight in my new favorite beverage. I call it Turmeric Heaven. I drink this stuff every morning now. It's replaced my morning smoothie! It's creamy, slightly sweet, warm, spicy, nourishing, pretty, simple and incredibly delicious. It is full of antioxidants, cancer fighting compounds and it's anti-inflammatory. But perhaps most importantly it's delicious!
Maxx's mom heard about this drink on the Dr.Oz show. I've been making turmeric/ginger smoothies for months, but I had never thought of warming it up. The recipe is:
1 sq. centimeter fresh turmeric (or 1 tbsp turmeric powder...less if you're not accustomed to the taste)
1 sq. inch fresh ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Medjool date
1 cup almond milk
Put the ingredients in your blender, and blend until completely smooth. Leave no chunks behind.
Then heat the liquid in a pot on the stove, but don't bring it to a boil. Sprinkle a little more cinnamon on top and serve. Then close your eyes and enjoy Turmeric Heaven! And thank God for your blessings, which include this tasty drink. And share it with all of your friends : )
Maxx doesn't care too much for the Turmeric Heaven. Too turmeric heavy. So if you're new to the stuff, I would add a little less, and work your way up to more.
Thank you for coming along for the Sweet Potato Soul journey. I am immensely grateful for you, and I can't wait to share more and more.