Treat yourself to an anti-inflammatory Honey Turmeric Smoothie with a refreshing blend of mango, carrots, orange, ginger, turmeric and honey. Your immune system will enjoy the nourishment in this bright, delicious turmeric smoothie recipe too!

In addition, this is a super simple, tasty and filling smoothie. 

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Table of Contents
  1. Tips for Blending Smoothies
  2. Turmeric Smoothie FAQs
  3. How to use Fresh Turmeric in Smoothies
  4. Favorite Ingredients to Blend
  5. More Healing Turmeric Recipes
  6. Honey Turmeric Smoothie Recipe

Tips for Blending Smoothies

This smoothie has a few more ingredients than a normal recipe because I tried to cram as many anti inflammatory ingredients in as possible. I must say, the result is perfectly sweet, slightly tangy, and super orange! Here’s how I blend it:

  1. Blend the orange, almond milk and ginger until smooth. Start on low then increase speed as the blades chop up the ginger + break down the orange pulp.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until creamy.
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The orange acts as both liquid and fruit in this smoothie, so it goes in the first blend. If using a high powered blender, then the raw carrots should break down easily. Your smoothie may have a hard time completely breaking down the ingredients if it isn’t high powered. Steaming the carrots before using can help as well.

I leave as much white pith on the orange as possible, as there are loads of nutrients there. To lower the natural sugar, omit the honey.

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Turmeric Smoothie FAQs

Can you put raw turmeric in a smoothie?

Yes! Follow my instructions below on how to use fresh turmeric. The health benefits far outweigh those of ground turmeric, yet I know it can be hard to find. So use it if you can find it, but don’t sweat it if you can’t.

How much turmeric should I add to my smoothies?

I recommend no more than 1 tablespoon per serving (about a 1 inch piece of fresh turmeric, or 1 tsp of ground turmeric.) A little goes a long way!

What fruit goes well with turmeric?

Since turmeric has an earthy taste, I like to pair it with sweeter fruits like mango. It also goes well with oranges, and pineapple. My turmeric smoothie recipe includes ginger, orange, mango, carrots and honey.

How to use Fresh Turmeric in Smoothies

If you can find fresh turmeric in the produce aisle, substitute a 1-inch piece for 1 teaspoon dried turmeric (1 tablespoon peeled and freshly grated or minced). If using fresh turmeric, I add it in the first blend with the ginger to give it extra time. To cut up turmeric:

First, cut the skin from the flesh with a paring knife. Alternately, you can also use the spoon method. Apply gentle pressure with the edge of spoon to scrape off the turmeric skin.

After that, slice 1-inch of turmeric and drop into your blender to do the rest.

I recommend adding ½ to 1 teaspoon of dried turmeric to a single smoothie. You don’t want to go overboard with spice in a smoothie. So I’ve given this turmeric smoothie recipe just the right amount!

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Favorite Ingredients to Blend

  • Turmeric— is at the heart of this smoothie. With a warming earthy flavor and beautiful golden color, this spice delivers powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. Plus a boost of antioxidants for optimal health. The spice contains curcumin. An antioxidant known to reduce inflammation and boost your immune system. Used in traditional Eastern medicine for centuries, it’s beloved as a natural treatment for a wide range of health issues.
  • Honey— Honey adds natural sweetness to this smoothie. In addition, it offers extra health benefits. It’s is a good source of antioxidants. And has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Manuka honey is made when honeybees pollinate the “Manuka” or “tea tree” plant. Studies have shown Manuka honey holds both antibiotic and antibacterial benefits. Likewise, it’s proven to be effective in fighting infection and promoting healing. If you can find Manuka honey, it’s a great healthy addition to this smoothie!
  • Orange— I added an orange to this turmeric smoothie recipe for a whopping dose of vitamin C to support a healthy immune system.
  • Carrots— Carrots also deliver vitamin C to this smoothie, along with antioxidant-rich beta carotene, a powerful free radical fighter.
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More Healing Turmeric Recipes

If you’re trying to step into the natural healing space more, check out these other wonderful recipes that use turmeric:

4.37 from 266 votes

Honey Turmeric Smoothie

Treat yourself to a nutrition-packed Honey Turmeric Smoothie with mango, carrots, orange, ginger, turmeric and honey. It all comes together to create a creamy, flavorful drink.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1


  • 1 inch ginger root peeled
  • 1 orange peeled and zested
  • ¾ cup almond milk or other nut milk
  • ½ cup mango frozen
  • ½ cup sliced carrots frozen
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder optional


  • Place ginger, orange and almond milk in blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until creamy.


  • If frozen carrots aren’t available, swap for frozen pineapple or roasted sweet potato that’s been chilled.
  • If you’re using all fresh ingredients, pour over ice to serve.
  • Fresh turmeric has even more health benefits than ground turmeric. Swap in 1-inch peeled fresh turmeric. 
  • Omit honey to cut down on the natural sugar of this smoothie.


Calories: 240kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 291mg, Potassium: 671mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 44g, Vitamin A: 11879IU, Vitamin C: 104mg, Calcium: 314mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. At first taste the Orange, with a hint of Mango hit my taste buds. The taste of Carrot hit later and lingered a bit. Also; I found the drink itself, seemed a bit too pulpy/grainy.

    Next time I’ll steam the Carrots before freezing them. Hopefully this will help to make it smoother.

  2. 4 stars
    I was excited to try this with the tumeric and ginger. I am looking for more antioxident foods. I was also excited that the ingredients are in season right now and cheaper in the store! Next time I might add a little pineapple just giving it a sweeter edge.

  3. 4 stars
    I was a bit worried about this smoothie because of the ginger & turmeric, but I’m very pleasantly surprised! It’s not my favorite, but I would definitely make it again. It has a great balance of flavors.

  4. 2 stars
    I wanted to like this one. I was hoping the fruit and even carrots would help the flavor, but it didn’t. I used ground ginger (because it was all I had) and I clearly overdid it. I love ginger, but a teaspoon was too much. Between the ginger and the turmeric I couldn’t taste much else. I might try doctoring this one up (less ginger, more fruit) because I love the health benefits of turmeric and ginger.

  5. 5 stars
    Big glass of health right here!!! Everything screams “immune booster” to me!!! Yea was very delicious and a nice change to the normal 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    OMG this smoothie is unreal amazing! I love the kick that you get from the ginger and turmeric. I was a little worried about it about at first, not going to lie, but please give this a smoothie a try!!! It’s so yummy and just bursting with flavour! I also added in a scoop of vanilla protein powder 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Yum!! I think this is my favorite so far…and I usually like green smoothies best!

  8. 1 star
    Sorry but there isn’t anything about this one I like. Not a match for my taste buds.

  9. 3 stars
    Not my favorite but not bad either. I think getting rid of the pith really helped and adding the zest gave it flavor.

  10. 5 stars
    I enjoyed this smoothie. I like the flavor combination of orange, mango, and carrot. I used oatmilk instead of cashew milk and only 1 teaspoon of ginger and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric. It was still good. Next time I will probably bump up the ginger to 2 teaspoons. I also added a small handful of power greens to bump up the nutrition even more.

  11. 5 stars
    I LOVE this one!! Very earthy but refreshing. I love the color and the taste. I think next time I made add pineapple in addition to make it just a tad sweeter.

  12. 5 stars
    I like this one. Had it in the morning to start off my day. Nice and refreshing combo of ingredients.