I’m a huge fan of turmeric and its amazing health benefits for both your body and brain. It’s one of the most effective nutritional supplements in existence according to Healthline.com. Turmeric’s medicinal properties act as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant in your body to help fight disease and the effects of aging.
When I learned about turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, I started adding it to my daily diet. The easiest way is through a good quality turmeric supplement, but the turmeric powder form can used in cooking recipes, or my favorite way…. in a delicious smoothie.
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Here’s a great roundup of my favorite turmeric smoothie recipes that I’ve collected from Pinterest. Enjoy trying them out and let me know what your favorite is!
Mango Ginger Turmeric Smoothie
3/4 cup mango cubes (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/2-in piece of ginger
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
3/4 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
3-4 ice cubes (if using fresh mango)
Honey to taste
Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Enjoy right away.
Thank you to Lively Table for this recipe.
Lemon Turmeric Smoothie With Chia Seeds
3 bananas frozen, cut into pieces
1 c yogurt, vanilla or honey flavored can use vegan yogurt
½ c coconut milk or almond milk
2 tbsp honey or agave nectar if vegan
¼ c lemon juice fresh
2 tsp lemon zest
½ tsp turmeric
2 Tbsp chia seeds
Place all ingredients, except for the chia seeds, in a large blender or food processor.
Blend mixture until it is completely smooth.
Add chia seeds and blend for 5 seconds or until just incorporated.
You can either serve immediately or wait 5 minutes for the chia seeds to soak up some of the liquid. Enjoy!
Thank you to Evolving Table for this recipe.
Turmeric Ginger Colada Smoothie
1 inch piece fresh turmeric peeled (or 1 tsp. dried turmeric)
1 inch piece fresh ginger peeled
1 frozen banana
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup unflavored soy or almond milk could substitute some or all with coconut milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Place turmeric, ginger, banana and pineapple in blender and blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of pitcher as needed.
Add milk and vanilla. Blend again until smooth.
If you substitute coconut milk, you’ll get something that tastes even more like a pina coloda. I opted to go with unflavored soy milk, to keep my smoothie on the light side.
Thank you to Connoisseurus Veg for this recipe.
Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie
1 large ripe banana (previously peeled, sliced and frozen // more for a sweeter smoothie)
1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple
1/2 Tbsp fresh ginger (peeled // 1 small knob yields ~1/2 Tbsp)
1/4 tsp ground turmeric (or sub cinnamon)
1/2 cup carrot juice
1 Tbsp lemon juice (1/2 small lemon yields ~1 Tbsp or 15 ml)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender.
Thank you to Minimalist Baker for this recipe.
Wild Blueberry Turmeric Zinger Smoothie
1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries
1 cup frozen mango
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (or ¼ teaspoon ground)
1 tablespoon peeled and chopped turmeric root (or 1 teaspoon ground)
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon coconut oil
pinch of black pepper
1 ½ cups almond milk
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth and creamy.
Thank you to Kara Lydon for this recipe.
Keto Avocado Coconut Milk Ginger Turmeric Smoothie
A rich creamy low carb coconut milk avocado smoothie made with detox ingredients like ginger and turmeric, both high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Sugar free and high in good fats, it’s perfect for those on a healthy low carb keto diet.
1/2 avocado (3-4 oz)
3/4 cup full – fat coconut milk (from a can)
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp fresh grated ginger (about 1/2 inch piece)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp lemon or lime juice (or more to taste)
1 cup crushed ice (or more for a thicker smoothie)
sugar-free sweetener to taste
Add the first 6 ingredients to a blender and blend on low-speed until smooth.
Add crushed ice and sweetener. Blend on high until smooth.
Taste and adjust sweetness and tartness per your taste buds. Makes 2 avocado smoothies.
Thank you to Low Carb Maven for this recipe.