• Sunshine Turmeric Latte

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Only one more day before my seminars go live at the Go Green Expo! I’m so excited to see you there. I know a few of you were sad to have missed out on our early bird pricing, so I've set up a last-minute special for you - simply enter the code BEGOODTRIBE here to get a discount off the regular ticket price (just between you and I). It's only valid until midnight tonight so do take advantage if you'd like to come along. You can use it as many times as you like, so bring your sister, best bud, or mama – it’s going to be a super fun day.

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    Now, for that recipe! This is the third that I’m going to be showing you how to make this weekend, along with my Garden Green Hummus and Cherry Ripe Brownie. I’m not quite sure which one’s my favourite of the three, but for now I’m going to say this luscious latte takes the cake. If you’ve tried various turmeric lattes that have been cropping up at cafés of late, you are going to absolutely love this homemade version. I can hands down guarantee it beats the café ones any day – it’s seriously seriously good (and a 10th of the price!).

        SUNSHINE TURMERIC LATTE - healthy, plant-based, vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, nut free, anti-inflammatory, turmeric, 5 minutes, nut milk, homemade, recipe, begoodorganics

          SUNSHINE TURMERIC LATTE - healthy, plant-based, vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, nut free, anti-inflammatory, turmeric, 5 minutes, nut milk, homemade, recipe, begoodorganics

          Yes this sunny, Sunshine Turmeric Latte is…

          • Done in a blender
          • Made in less than 5 minutes
          • Entirely nut free, so great for allergies, kiddies, or school runs
          • Super affordable (no expensive ingredients here), and
          • Will make you an absolute café queen

          Watch our video by clicking the play button above, then read on for the full post and recipe! And if you're coming to my seminars this weekend, I can't wait to see you there.

                SUNSHINE TURMERIC LATTE - healthy, plant-based, vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, nut free, anti-inflammatory, turmeric, 5 minutes, nut milk, homemade, recipe, begoodorganics

                SUNSHINE TURMERIC LATTE - healthy, plant-based, vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, nut free, anti-inflammatory, turmeric, 5 minutes, nut milk, homemade, recipe, begoodorganics

                Talkin' bout turmeric, speakin' bout sunflower seeds
                I’ve spoken about the marvels of turmeric before in my Turmeric Butter post here, as well as in my Mango and Turmeric Cheesecake post here. If you haven’t tried either of these recipes and you’re a recent turmeric fan, you absolutely must try them. Especially if you can get in-season mangoes where you are (they’re on the out here in NZ!). The Turmeric Butter is also an absolute stunner – the perfect substitute for dairy butter, a simple four ingredient recipe but one that I’m so very proud of. Make a batch and keep it in the fridge, and you’ll convince even the hardest butter-stalwarts in your life to make the move.

                SUNSHINE TURMERIC LATTE - healthy, plant-based, vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, nut free, anti-inflammatory, turmeric, 5 minutes, nut milk, homemade, recipe, begoodorganics

                Latest research has now shown that turmeric is better absorbed and more effective when consumed (a) heated, and (b) with fat. So making the warm version of this Sunshine Turmeric Latte is the perfect way to absorb all of its fabulous anti-inflammatory properties.

                  SUNSHINE TURMERIC LATTE - healthy, plant-based, vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, nut free, anti-inflammatory, turmeric, 5 minutes, nut milk, homemade, recipe, begoodorganics

                  The other star ingredient of this recipe is sunflower seeds. Ah, lowly sunflower seeds, they always play second fiddle to the more glamorous almonds, cashews, macadamias… in fact I’m pretty sure sunflower seeds probably sit rock bottom of most people’s nuts+seeds du jour lists. But they are marvellous little beauties, the nutritional benefits of which I’ve spoken of in this Sunflower Coconut Milk post here.

                  The key reason though, truth be told, that I love sunflower seeds (and this recipe in general), is that those sunflowers are cheap. Cheap as chiperoos. I know many of you have families, or are students on a budget, so having recipe options that not only taste delicious (and are good for your health, animals and our planet - key BGO motto there), but are also cheap and easy is pivotal. That's where this delicious Sunshine Turmeric Latte comes in! With its blend of silky smooth sunflower and coconut milk, a spicy intoxicating medley of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla and black pepper, and a dash of natural sweetness from the dates, this brew will leave your nearby café version quivering at its yellow-toting knees.

                  SUNSHINE TURMERIC LATTE - healthy, plant-based, vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, nut free, anti-inflammatory, turmeric, 5 minutes, nut milk, homemade, recipe, begoodorganics

                  If you make this gorgeously sunny sunflower-seed showcasing Sunshine Turmeric Latte, do let me know what you think! Take a photo of your version on Instagram (tag @begoodorganics and #beoodorganics in the main caption and @begoodorganics in the image so I don’t miss you from my feed), share your recreation on my Facebook page here, or leave me a comment below.

                  Look forward to seeing you this weekend, and let’s get cooking!

                  x Buffy-Ellen

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                  Sunshine Turmeric Latte

                  SUNSHINE TURMERIC LATTE - healthy, plant-based, vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, nut free, anti-inflammatory, turmeric, 5 minutes, nut milk, homemade, recipe, begoodorganics

                  RAWVeganVegetarianPaleoDairy FreeGluten FreeWheat FreeNut FreeSugar FreeSoy FreeOrganicCruelty Free

                  Please note - if you are wanting to meet any of the specific dietary requirements above, please read my notes below the recipe.

                  Makes 1L

                  Make with

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                  1/2 c sunflower seeds (soaked overnight)
                  1 c desiccated coconut
                  4 c water (3 c + 1 c to clean)
                  5-8 dates
                  2 tsp ground turmeric
                  2 cm ginger root 
                  1 tsp cinnamon
                  1 tsp vanilla extract OR 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
                  1/2 tsp ground cardamom
                  Pinch freshly cracked black pepper
                  Pinch sea salt

                  c = 250ml cup, tbsp = 15ml tablespoon, tsp = 5ml teaspoon

                  How to
                  1. Soak the sunflower seeds in filtered water overnight in the fridge. You can soak the coconut also if you like (in two cups of water in a separate bowl), but it's not necessary if you have a good blender.
                  2. In the morning, rinse and drain the seeds, and add to a high speed blender (I use and love this Vitamix here) with the coconut and three cups of water. If you've soaked your coconut, use the two cups of coconut soaking water and just add one cup of water extra.
                  3. Blend for 1 minute on high until the mixture is completely smooth and creamy, then pour into a nut milk bag over a large bowl.
                  4. Add the fourth cup of water to the blender and blend for ten seconds to clean the blender, then add this water to the nut milk bag too (no waste!).
                  5. Squeeze your nut milk bag gently for a minute until all the liquid is extracted and you're left with a dry pulp. Place the pulp into a sealed container in the freezer, ready to use for another recipe (see the notes below for ideas).
                  6. Now pour your finished milk back into the blender with the remaining ingredients, and blend on high until super creamy and smooth.
                  7. Serve as is or with a few cubes of ice for a cold turmeric milk. Or for a hot Turmeric Latte, heat gently in a pan until hot but not boiling, then serve immediately. Any leftover milk pour into a glass bottle, seal tightly, and store in the fridge for 2-3 days. 
                  Notes
                  • My absolute favourite nut milk bags can be found here. They leave the milk wonderfully smooth and last for a very long time.
                  • I always recommend soaking your nuts or seeds overnight in the fridge, especially in warmer weather, as it makes a significant difference to the shelf life of your milk (you're more likely to get 3-4 days out of it, rather than two).
                  • Keep any nut and seed milk pulp and put it in a sealed container in the freezer. It keeps for many months, and can be used to add to cakes, baking, breads, as well as to make these delicious Raspberry and Chocolate Macaroons here. Simply substitute 1/4 of the required flour for pulp in any of your favourite recipes, from baked cakes to raw bliss balls.
                  • I use this Vitamix Pro Series 750 blender here, and it's the best appliance I've ever bought. It makes creamy milks out of nuts, seeds, coconut, anything, and is so hard wearing. We're now lucky enough to be one of the only stockists in New Zealand of these fabulous machines, which you can order from our web store here. If you have any specific questions about them or my own personal experience, feel free to leave me a comment below.
                  • I've included a measure of between 5-8 dates depending on their size and sweetness. First time I made it with 5 biggies and it was perfect, second time it needed 8 smalls - so taste as you go and decide what works for you!
                  SUNSHINE TURMERIC LATTE - healthy, plant-based, vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, nut free, anti-inflammatory, turmeric, 5 minutes, nut milk, homemade, recipe, begoodorganics

                  SUNSHINE TURMERIC LATTE - healthy, plant-based, vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, nut free, anti-inflammatory, turmeric, 5 minutes, nut milk, homemade, recipe, begoodorganics

                  SUNSHINE TURMERIC LATTE - healthy, plant-based, vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free, nut free, anti-inflammatory, turmeric, 5 minutes, nut milk, homemade, recipe, begoodorganics

                  PS - the lovely plates, linen and tableware I’ve used are from Citta Design.
                  Mila's cute-as-a-button romper, meanwhile, is from my faves at Nature Baby.



                  Buffy Ellen
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                  Buffy is the founder of Be Good Organics, and loves creating delicious yet simple plant-based whole foods recipes. Buffy also oversees our Be Good Organics online store, full of plant based goodies that she personally uses and loves. Sign up for our newsletter below to be the first to receive her weekly recipes.




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