This golden turmeric chai smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start your day. A healthy, tasty breakfast you can make in just minutes.
You might also like this mango matcha green smoothie!
I made today’s smoothie bowl for 2 reasons. The first is that I got my first and hopefully my last cold of the season and wanted to use some healthy ingredients to support my immune system.
The second reason is that I just love both golden milk and chai and was craving those flavors. So this turmeric chai smoothie bowl is a flavor combination of healthly golden milk and chai tea. It is delicious! Oh and there is a third reason: smoothie bowls are so fun to decorate! 😉
What Is Golden Milk?
Have you ever heard of golden milk? It’s a combination of turmeric, coconut milk or oil and black pepper. Turmeric contains curcumin which a strong anti-inflammatory and promotes healthy cell function. Black pepper has properties that help you absorb the turmeric better and the coconut oil or milk has antioxidants and can help against certain viruses.
To make this creamy smoothie bowl I started with an avocado, coconut milk, turmeric, fresh ginger and lots of spices. Just add everything to a high speed blender and pour into a large bowl. Then the fun part starts. You get to decorate it with fruit, nuts, seeds, etc.
What to put in your smoothie bowl
I used shredded coconut, chia seeds, raspberries and goji berries to make mine but some other things you can try are sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seed, almond, pecans, walnuts, berries, or dried fruit.
Turmeric Chai Smoothie Bowl
If you like chai tea or golden milk, you will love this smoothie bowl. Of course you can eliminate the toppings and just drink it as a thick smoothie. It’s delicious! This recipe makes a big batch that you can split into two smaller bowls if you want. Enjoy!
Turmeric Chai Smoothie Bowl
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 3-4 ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 2 teaspoons ginger, fresh grated
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon cardamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- raspberries, coconut, chia seeds to garnish (optional)
In a blender add the ice cubes, coconut milk, avocado, vanilla, and all the spices and blend on high.
Add to a bowl and top with any fruits, nuts, seeds or coconut. I used raspberries, coconut and chia seeds.
Oh this is something… it really is. I love all the spices you used here. It sounds so flavorful and beyond delicious. I absolutely LOVE turmeric. And smoothie bowls are my fav. Can’t wait to try this.
I totally agree smoothie bowls are so fun to decorate! I love this on using golden milk, I would never have thought to add that, but it sounds just perfect! Added to our morning routine 🙂
I love regular golden milk in the afternoon as a pick me up. This smoothie bowl would be a great way to start the day.
This looks amazing! I like trying new flavors for smoothie bowls, should definitely try yours!
Yum! Healthy, delicious and nutritious… just how I like my food! Thanks so much for sharing :).
Thank you for stopping by!
I just wanted to let you know that I tried your smoothie recipe and it was all that you said it was. It was delicious and so satisfying. Now I have to admit my presentation was nowhere near as pretty as yours. It really is a great way to start the day.
Hi Marisa, so glad you liked it!
This sounds wonderful. I love turmeric for it’s health benefits and the avocado must make things so creamy!
such an interesting idea for a smoothie! I’m going to try this one out real soon!
Thank you for the refresher on golden milk. This year I had a cold that lasted much longer than at any other time. This is a great preventive recipe. I love how you decorated your bowl. Very creative and appealing. I’m printing out the recipe and getting the necessary ingredients.
This would be a great way to start the day, especially on busy weekdays for me. I love adding turmeric and chia seeds to my breakfast too. The turmeric gives this such a pretty color.
Thanks Veena. I have so much of it I try to use it whenever I can!
These photos are stunning. The strawberry heart in the smoothie bowl is beautiful! I don’t know what it is about eating a smoothie rather than drinking it that appeals to be so much more. Love that you used golden milk. This bowl is a nutritional powerhouse!
Thanks Krista! It was a lot of fun to make …. and eat!
Smoothie bowls are so much fun to make!
Yes they are!
I’ve never added turmeric to anything! This looks good and so pretty!
Thanks Lois. I grew up putting it in our rice to make a nice yellow color so I’ve always had it around.
Look how pretty that looks! I only recently discovered turmeric but since then I’ve drank my fair share of golden milk. Can’t wait to try this smoothie bowl! Love all the components.
I love golden milk….especially on cold days like today!
Nicoletta De Angelis Nardelli
Such a nice presentation, plus it’s so delicious! Love golden milk so I’m sure I’d love this bowl!
Thanks Nicoletta! It was a tasty bowl.
This looks like a delicious way to start the day. I LOVE chai….especially chai lattes. Healthy and nutritious, should keep you going till lunch for sure. Love the golden colour too.
Thanks Gloria, I love chai too. I even make cookies with it once. Thanks for stopping by!
Hi,this is the first time i have been on your website and even though i have heard of smoothie bowls i have never tasted or tried eating a smoothie bowl before.i love your pictures of your smoothie bowls.
I just copied down your turmeric chai smoothie bowl recipe and i am going to make your smoothie bowl at home as soon as i go buy the ingredients to make your smoothie bowl which looks delicious in the picture.i do have turmeric powder,vanilla extract,black pepper,ground cinnamon,cardamon,ice cubes,stevia packets,but i don’t have the rest of the the other seven ingredients to make your smoothie bowl.
I have arthritis and severe chronic pain so i am hoping that your smoothie bowl helps to get rid of my symptems to get me some relief.
What do you think of this smoothie bowl recipe?does it taste really good?what is golden milk and what does it taste like?do you have a recipe for golden milk?
First of all here is a link to an article about golden milk. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/09/21/golden-milk.aspx.
It essentially a healthy drink using turmeric and coconut milk. They then add spices and honey. It’s a bit like chai if you ever had that. I like this smoothie bowl because it’s healthy and because fun to play around with. I think it tastes good because I like the flavor of chai which is very similar. I think the taste of coconut and the warming spices. You can’t taste the turmeric (which has an odd taste to be honest). You don’t need the other ingredients for this recipe. The avocado is just to make the smoothie creamy and thick. The seeds and fruit are just for decoration.
If you are more interested in the health benefits check out that article. There is a few recipes on there and it better explains the benefits of turmeric. Good luck!
Denise, the photos in this post are absolutely gorgeous! Love! I bet it’s delicious too!
Thank you Carina! I am trying to take better pics so I appreciate the compliment! It is delicious if you like chai and golden milk (which I think you do) ;). Thanks for stopping by.