Yes, we are here!

At MOTHER EARTH LIVING and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-456-6018 or by email. Stay safe!

Golden Milk Smoothie Recipe

Reap the health benefits of this golden milk smoothie. This recipe is packed with nutrients from healing ingredients such as turmeric and ginger.

From "Thin from Within"
June 2018

  • golden milk smoothie
    This smoothie is packed with nutrients and healing spices with amazing benefits for your health.
    Photo by Getty Images/ALINAT17
  • cover
    “Thin from Within” by Robyn Youkilis provides readers with diverse, colorful recipes and guides to teach readers what to put on their plate to naturally shed weight while feeling supported and satisfied.
    Cover courtesy of Kyle Books
  • golden milk smoothie
  • cover

Total Hands-On Time: 5 min

Preparation Time: 2 min

Cook Time: 3 min

Yield: 1 smoothie

In Thin from Within: The Go with Your Gut Way to Lose Weight, Robyn Youkilis helps readers shed physical (and emotional) weight. The book serves both as a coaching guide and a cookbook, with easy to follow instructions to help readers get started on their weight loss journey, a meal plan to reset the gut, and 75 delicious recipes for every occasion and craving. The following excerpt is from Chapter 7, "Morning Start."

This smoothie combines healing spices with lucuma, a nutrient-dense, low-glycemic sweetener made from a Peruvian fruit. Lucuma is also rich in prebiotic fiber (which feeds those good probiotics in your gut).


  • 1 cup frozen steamed zucchini
  • 1 cup nondairy milk (I recommend coconut or cashew)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lucuma powder (optional)
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup plain rolled oats


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

More from Thin from Within:

Excerpted with permission from Thin from Within, by Robyn Youkilis. Published by Kyle Books, © 2018.

Subscribe today and save 58%

Get the latest on Healthy Living and Natural Beauty!

Mother Earth LivingRedefine beauty and embrace holistic living with Mother Earth Living by your side. Each issue  provides you with easy, hands-on ways to connect your life with the natural world -- from eating seasonally to culinary and medicinal uses of herbs; from aromatherapy and DIY cosmetics to yoga and beyond. Start your journey to holistic living today and you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter


click me