TAKA TURMERIC GOLDEN SMOOTHIE
Use our Turmeric Golden Smoothie mix to supercharge your smoothies with the natural goodness of turmeric, coconut and specially selected superfoods. As well as supplementing fruit and green smoothies, our Golden Smoothie superblend is incredibly good over yoghurt, granola and breakfast cereals.
Along with the stimulating synergy of turmeric and black pepper, this mildly spiced power-mix features flaxseed, chia seeds, maca, and pinch of Himalayan pink salt. Nutty and nutritious, the flavour is truly awesome!
The whole family will appreciate the wholesome, mildly spiced aroma of this nourishing smoothie supplement. To add a new dimension to the flavour of your regular smoothies or milkshakes, simply add 1 or 2 teaspoons of Golden Smoothie mix to your usual ingredients. The subtle blend of superfood seeds and spices enhances both fruit and vegetable based health drinks.
Ingredients: Turmeric, Ceylon Cinnamon, Flaxseed Powder, Coconut Milk Powder, Chia Seeds, Maca, Ginger, Himalayan Pink Salt, Black Pepper
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Finding the perfect ingredients for our deliciously smooth powdered drinks was quite a challenge! Our organic coconut milk powder is specially blended in Vietnam.
Our Vietnamese experts have developed a coconut milk powder recipe that contains:
The result is an exquisitely rich coconut milk powder that can be easily reconstituted into a delicious drink. Smooth and wholesome, our coconut milk powder is packed with oils that boost the natural properties of curcumin, one of the bioactive compounds in turmeric.
In our Taka Turmeric tea recipes, we use 100% organic Ceylon cinnamon. This sustainably grown spice is made from rolled quills of Cinnamomum verum bark. Cultivated mainly in Indonesia, this true form of cinnamon is famous for its delectable aroma and flavour.
Cinnamon is a deliciously fragrant, woody spice that’s often associated with festive treats like Christmas cakes and mulled wine. In India, cinnamon is an Ayurvedic spice that forms one of the main ingredients of Garam Masala.
Ceylon cinnamon adds subtle warmth and complexity to many of our spiced tea recipes.
Maca (Lepidium meyenni) is native to the Peruvian Andes, where it evolved to thrive in poor soils at altitudes as high as 3500 metres.
This curious root is also known as Peruvian Ginseng. Local legends report that Inca warriors used to feast on maca to boost their strength before going into battle. The legends also claim that maca had aphrodisiac effects which made the warriors uncontrollable after victory.
Our organic maca powder imparts a nutty flavour and a malty sweetness to some of our most popular drinks.
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Chia seeds have been harvested from Salvia hispanica since the time of the Aztecs. These highly nutritious little seeds were thought to have been one of the staple ingredients of the Aztec diet. Even today, Mexican street vendors sell cooling ‘aguas frescas’ drinks made with chia seeds.
In 2009 the European Union recognised the nutritional benefit of chia, and agreed to allow up to 5% of bread flour to contain these omega-3 rich super-seeds. Naturally, we’re delighted to include organic chia seeds as one of the superfood ingredients in our delicious Golden Smoothie recipe.
The ginger plant, Zingiber officinale, is a close relative of turmeric. In both plants, it’s the roots that are used to make the delicious organic spices that flavour our Taka teas, drinks and supplements.
Ginger is a spice with long history – it plays a particularly important role in traditional Ayurvedic healing. Although ginger is recorded as being widely used in ancient India and the Far East, the spice was introduced to Europe by the Romans in the first century AD.
Ginger has a hot, stimulating flavour. When paired with a little lemon, ginger makes a deliciously comforting tea that lifts the spirits. Our Golden Ginger blend is a particularly tasty example!
There are various types of pepper which can be used to add warming flavours to foodstuffs and drinks. In our Taka tea recipes, we use the crushed, dried corns of Piper nigrum.
The hot, spicy flavour of black pepper comes from a natural compound called piperine. As well as making our spiced teas deliciously moreish and stimulating, piperine also has a special digestive synergy with turmeric.
Along with turmeric, our signature ingredient, you’ll find a warming pinch of black pepper in all of our Taka spiced tea recipes.
Himalayan pink salt is believed to have been formed in dried ocean beds dating back to the early Jurassic era. At this time, the Earth was populated by dinosaurs like the Ichthyosaurus and Plesiosaurus.
The vast beds of salt lay covered and protected by volcanic larva and thick layers of ice for around 200 million years. As time passed, trace elements and minerals changed the colour of the pure salt crystals from white to delicate pink.
Eventually, the pristine, pink salt was discovered in the north of Pakistan, close to the Himalayan mountain ranges. Now, we’re delighted to be able to use this incredibly pure salt to season some of our most delicious Taka products!