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:

4.27 from 404 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. 5 stars
    I loved this smoothie! This is the first smoothie i made using carrots. I love the combination of fruits with the carrots plus the turmeric & ginger. Yum!

  2. 4 stars
    I like the health benefits of this smoothie. The flavor was okay, but not my favorite so far of the ten day challenge.

  3. 4 stars
    I enjoyed this smoothie. I cut back on the ginger to one teaspoon. The tumeric was not overpowering. Could not taste the carrots. Overall not bad but felt it needed something else. Maybe should have used all the ginger.

  4. 4 stars
    As is I give 4 stars. I added a stevia leaf and protein which improved the taste. I do love all the benefits of this 1 so will be making again.

  5. 4 stars
    This was not my favorite but I could just feel the immune benefits in my body. The combination of ginger and tumeric was well balanced. I always use powdered tumeric but have ginger in my freezer so I hope powdered tumeric is as effective as fresh.

  6. 5 stars
    First, I have to say, this smoothie is gorgeous! Orange is my favorite color and it just makes me soooo happy just looking at it! The flavor is very yummy and has a bit of a bite from the ginger. With that said, my tastebuds are still trying to process the balance of flavors. With these flavor profiles I usually use coconut water not almond milk. I also used tangerines instead of oranges (because that is what I had on hand) and added a dash on cinnamon! Overall, it is a tasty treat!

  7. 4 stars
    I didn’t find the flavor too bad although Ginger was a little strong. It seemed thicker than the others and I had to add a little water in order to keep the blender from cavitating. I did feel a little bit of a burning sensation on my tongue in the back of my throat, not sure if this was from the ginger.

  8. 2 stars
    This one is a little thick with the carrot and orange. It wasn’t my favorite as I like to add a protein powder to my smoothie as a meal replacement. I added extra water to this one to thin it out a bit.

  9. 5 stars
    Awesome zing with ginger and turmeric combination, plus knowing I’m getting natural immune building benefits!

  10. 4 stars
    This one was much better than the previous turmeric/ginger combination. I will definitely make this one again.

    1. 5 stars
      Today turmeric smoothie oh my gosh!!!!!! It’s so delicious I ever had I have to make another one cuz good inflammation for my body! I feel so different!!!! You got me hook of this!!! Thank you thank you thank you! I love it!!!!

  11. 2 stars
    Wanted to like this because I love carrots, orange but I think I just don’t like the turmeric/ginger combination. I could taste a hint of the orange and even added a bit more honey. Don’t think this is one that I would try again.

  12. 3 stars
    This one was not my favorite, but I drank it for the health benefits. The ginger and turmeric were overwhelming to me.

  13. 5 stars
    Did not have carrots so added spinach. I did add protein powder and collagen. But everything else was the same. I really liked the taste.

  14. 4 stars
    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.