Spicy Banana Golden Milk with Bee Pollen

Creamy, smooth, and nourishing, Spicy Golden Milk will stimulate blood circulation, natural immunity, and organ health. Turmeric is not always well-absorbed, so this recipe shows you the ideal ingredients to optimize its benefits.  Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory food that destroys many types of cancer. This delicious Golden Milkshake is especially formulated with black pepper and quercetin-rich bee pollen, to maximize the health benefits of turmeric.

Here are the four secrets to improve curcumin absorption:

  1. Eat turmeric with black pepper: Black pepper can greatly improve absorption of turmeric in the body.
  2. Add some fat: Turmeric is fat-soluble and thus much better absorbed when taken with fat. Examples of fat are coconut milk, coconut oil, MCT oil, animal fats, butter.
  3. Heat it: Heat increases the solubility of curcumin by 12 times.
  4. Eat turmeric with quercetin-rich foods: Quercetin, a flavonoid, is known to inhibit an enzyme that inactivates curcumin. Consuming turmeric with quercetin-rich foods can increase the absorption of turmeric in the body. A few high-quercetin foods to consider are: apples, grapes, black tea, green tea, bee pollen, and cocoa powder. Click here for a list of foods high in quercetin.

Bee pollen is famous for being high in antioxidants to protect from free radical damage. It is said to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, enhance absorption of iron, calcium, phosphorus, and it may boost metabolism and promote longevity. Serves one. Enjoy!

Spicy Banana Golden Milk with Bee Pollen



  • 2 cups any full-fat coconut milk. See my homemade nut milk recipe
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen
  • 1 banana, in chunks
  • Spike the immune system with optional ground spices: Dash of ground cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, carob, or cocoa powder. 


  1. Add all ingredients in a saucepan: coconut milk, turmeric, black pepper, bee pollen, and banana.
  2. Heat until steamy but not boiling.
  3. Whiz with an immersion blender until frothy. Pour into a 16 oz mug. Enjoy!

2 Replies to "Spicy Banana Golden Milk with Bee Pollen"

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    Peggy October 1, 2021 (7:32 am)

    Do the bananas have to be ripe? Could you use green bananas? I think I have read that green bananas have more resistant starch. I have made golden milk before but the banana will give it more flavor. Thank you for all the information you send out.

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      Jane Barthelemy November 17, 2021 (3:50 am)

      Hi Peggy, YES! You can use green bananas for a milder flavor, more resistant starch, and less sugar. Your choice. Best wishes! Jane

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