by Buffy Ellen
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.
By the way, are we friends on Instagram yet? If not you can follow me and Be Good Organics here. I’m getting quite into Insta Stories (where you can post live videos that only stay up for 24 hours). It’s a really fun way to connect with you in a more personal (read: low key, unrehearsed) way, so I’d love for you to come over and say hi! Right now there’s one live of me and my girls prepping for the show, as well as my musings on soy milk and coconut yoghurt, and some of my favourite lunch time and afternoon meal ideas.
Back to today's glorious recipe – we’ve made a new video for you too! Gosh, I just love making these videos, so much fun. I do hope you’re enjoying them too. Remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel here if you’re a YouTuber, or if you’re more Facebook inclined, you can find all my videos here. I would LOVE for you to share them with your friends – either tag them in the comments below the videos on Facebook, or share them on your page if you’re super keen.
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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!).
Yes this sunny, Sunshine Turmeric Latte is…
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.
Talkin' bout turmeric, speakin' bout sunflower seedsI’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.
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.
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.
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!
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Please note - if you are wanting to meet any of the specific dietary requirements above, please read my notes below the recipe.Makes 1L
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1/2 c sunflower seeds (soaked overnight)1 c desiccated coconut4 c water (3 c + 1 c to clean)5-8 dates2 tsp ground turmeric2 cm ginger root 1 tsp cinnamon1 tsp vanilla extract OR 1/2 tsp vanilla powder1/2 tsp ground cardamomPinch freshly cracked black pepperPinch sea salt
c = 250ml cup, tbsp = 15ml tablespoon, tsp = 5ml teaspoon
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 is the founder of Be Good Organics, and loves creating delicious yet simple plant-based whole foods recipes.
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I'm Buffy, a food obsessed nutrition nerd, former financial research analyst and investment banker, and now - full time blogger, nutritionist and soon to be naturopath. I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my partner Tony, our two cats Zeus and Luna, and our cute-as-pie little girl Mila. Can't wait to share some healthy recipes with you! READ MORE HERE...
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