SUPERGOOD golden milk
If you remember correctly, I planned on coming here with golden milk cream pops (admittedly, much sooner than today) but if you follow me on the ‘gram then you know that I had one helluva time with the cream pop recipe. And it took nearly half a dozen attempts before I realized it wasn’t the recipe, it was the dinky popsicle sticks I was using (they didn’t fill the slit in the molds). I thought about buying fatter popsicle sticks but I don’t even know how to go about that without wasting a lot of money on useless pieces of wood. I also thought about buying an upright mold but then I realized it was September and I just decided to do golden hot cacao and worry about the cream pops next year.
But then a month went by and I made the recipe and got all the way through the photo shoot before realizing OMG I FORGOT TO ADD THE CACAO POWDER. So now I’m here with my go-to recipe for (SUPERGOOD) golden milk. And five ways to switch it up because, honestly, I feel really awful about coming here without cream pops, guys.
Oh. Also. ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM! There’s a non-vegan (optional) add in because I’m not vegan anymore and - after spending a lot of time thinking about it (literally most of this year) - I’m going to start incorporating non-vegan ingredients into this space because I want OLC to be an accurate representation of how I really eat. But don’t worry, most recipes will still be vegan because my diet is mostly vegan. Just know that you’re probably going to start seeing the occasional egg and some collagen around these parts, k?
Now that I’ve got that outta the way, let’s talk about SUPERGOOD for a hot minute.
If you missed my original (and very subtle) announcement, Thom and I launched a hemp company in August. Said company was born, mostly, out of my longing for hemp products to be held to the same standards as products on the marijuana side of the cannabis industry (if you don’t have a marijuana company, like me, you probably don’t know that marijuana products undergo extensive testing to ensure they’re both contaminant-free and within a +/- 15% variance of the advertised potency) (hemp products, however, are held to basically zero standards - which is problematic for a number of reasons I won’t get into today). So because I have a company on the marijuana side of the cannabis industry, I figured WHY THE HELL NOT, THOM. LET’S DO THIS.
We spent every weekend for basically eight months straight developing SUPERGOOD; the concept, the products, the packaging. And now that we’ve launched, we’re constantly working to improve the ingredients we use in our products (we’ve got our eyes on Diaspora’s single origin turmeric for 2019) (SUP SANA) because we’re all about using the best damn ingredients we can get our hands on. Also, there’s really no point in supplementing with cannabinoids if you’re pairing them with shit ingredients, AMIRITE?
Anyway, I’m going to start wrapping this up but ONE LAST THING! If you’re interested in learning more about cannabis and/or cannabinoids and/or the endocannabinoid system, my pal Emma has an online training course that is LEGIT. (Also, it’s worth noting that Emma is basically a walking cannabis encyclopedia.) If you’d prefer cannabis education in the form of a book, grab my pal Gretchen’s new release, CBD Oil: Everyday Secrets (it’s the best $10 you’ll spend all year and I’m not just saying that because there’s a SUPERGOOD shoutout in it). If you don’t want to spend any money, head over to SUPERGOOD and peep our Q+A with Gretchen. Then head to the FAQ and follow the links for some of our favorite cannabis resources on the WWW.
HUGS TO YOU GUYS! I’ll be back next week with pumpkin waffles. *PROMISE*
For a limited time, code LADY will get you 10% off all SUPERGOOD products. Code LADY will also get you 20% off at SW Basics. Just sayin’.
Notes: If you don’t have a blender, see my stovetop variation below. I strongly suggest making the stovetop variation with oat milk (my go-to is Oatly) because it is thick and luscious and makes up for the creaminess you’ll be missing from not using the dates. When making in a blender, I use almondmilk or another (less luscious) milk because the dates and optional add ins make for a super creamy beverage. If you don’t have the SUPERGOOD golden milk powder, replace it with this blend (omit the maca, if desired).
SUPERGOOD GOLDEN MILK
1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk
2 teaspoons SUPERGOOD golden milk powder
Pinch of fine sea salt
1-2 medjool dates, pitted (see notes above)
Optional add ins
1 tablespoon coconut butter
1 tablespoon raw cashew butter
1 tablespoon collagen peptides
1 teaspoon MCT oil
Add the milk to a small saucepan set over medium heat; heat just until it starts boiling then off the burner. Pour the milk into a blender then add the golden milk powder, sea salt, and medjool date(s). Blend on high speed for 1 minute (or until smooth and foamy). Enjoy immediately.
To remove stains from your blender, simply place it in direct sunlight for a few hours. This trick actually works on anything stained with turmeric.
Yield: 12 ounces (with a dose of 20MG CBD)
Stovetop golden milk - Replace the dates with 1-3 teaspoons of pure maple syrup (would not recommend adding any of the optional add ins).
Golden hot cacao (pictured below) - Add 1 tablespoon of cacao powder. Adjust sweetener as desired.
Dirty golden milk - Add a shot of your favorite coffee (or a shot of your favorite herbal coffee).
Iced golden milk - Chill golden milk overnight then serve over ice.
Golden milk banana shake - Make iced golden milk then blend with 1 1/2 cups of frozen banana chunks.