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.
delicious honey smoothie

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. 5 stars
    I think I found my new favorite. I didn’t have any frozen mango or carrots so I used dried mango and fresh carrots that were in a spot in the veggie drawer that was actually causing some freezing. I used oatmilk and added maple syrup, vanilla extract, collagen powder and chia seeds in addition to the recipe ingredients. I added extra ginger and probably more turmeric than the teaspoon called for. I got it spot on for my flavor taste buds and will definitely make this again.

  2. 4 stars
    I just realised I forgot the orange!! will try again WITH it!!
    Added a very large handful of spinach
    The ginger was quite strong first sip but I enjoyed it after a couple sips in!!

  3. 4 stars
    Strong tumeric and ginger flavors but the combination of ingredients works. I found a bit too thick like a cold soup next time I would add more liquid preferably water.

  4. 3 stars
    Tasty — made with ginger, plant-based milk, pineapple, carrots, lemon, honey & turmeric.

  5. 3 stars
    As with the lemon smoothie, I am not a fan of ginger, especially 1 Tablespoon fresh. So in my attempt to make a similar smoothie, I just did a pinch of ginger powder. The taste was overpowered however, by the turmeric. If I was to make this again, I would switch the orange to an apple, and cut the turmeric in half.

  6. 5 stars
    Carrots and oranges make a great blend of flavors. Also enjoy the rich yellow/orange colors. A feast for my eyes as well as my body.

  7. 4 stars
    Made this late today. I used flax and banana milk instead of the almond milk due to the oxalates. I used half the orange because we ran out and half the honey because added sugar. I used golden paste instead of turmeric because turmeric needs to be cooked to be effective. Otherwise, pretty much the same as the recipe. I liked it. My son didn’t love it but drank it. My grandson says it was pretty good. I’ll probably try it again.

  8. 5 stars
    Yummy! So glad I decided to do this challenge and try out smoothies I otherwise would not have tried.

  9. 4 stars
    This is a bit strong, probably due to the turmeric and ginger root, so luckily, I included a bit less of each, and it tastes pretty good!!

  10. 5 stars
    I have inflammation & this smoothie is just what I needed. Lovely to look at and not bad on the taste buds.

  11. 5 stars
    I love this one sooooo much! It tasted great and was a fresh, bright spot on a dreary winter day. Of course, there’s the health benefits as well.

  12. 5 stars
    This smoothie was delightful and filled the bill in every way! Gorgeous, glowing orange color, health-promoting ingredients, excellent fiber, great balance of mildly sweet and tangy. It had a taste of an Orange Julius. I’ll be adding this to my rotation of favorite smoothies.