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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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:
- 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.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend until creamy.
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.
Turmeric Smoothie FAQs
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.
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!
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!
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.
- Ginger— This smoothie also contains ginger, another powerful anti-inflammatory spice with immune boosting properties. Above all, zesty ginger is known as a stomach soother and anti-cancer agent.
- 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.
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:
Honey Turmeric Smoothie
- 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.
This was delicious! My toddler even asked for seconds! I found this very surprising because it was a spicy one! I even added cracked pepper to it ￼￼￼￼￼.
I will definitely be adding this smoothie into my rotation.
So Beautiful And Delicious. I Enjoyed The Taste Of This Smoothie. The Mangos Paired Well With The Carrots Not Just The Color But The Flavor As Well. The Ginger Left Hints Of Spice On My Tongue In Between Each Swallow Of The Smoothie. I Absolutely Love The Color, So Vibrant And Fun. I Will Make This Smoothie Again.
Nice surprise! I was afraid of the ginger and turmeric combination 🙂 but the other ingredients complemented them nicely.
This is so very very tasty. In fact, so good that my toddlers stole my smoothie and now I’m hungry and want to blend again but used the last of my turmeric. I’d make this over and over. I did use less honey
So…I’m not sure about this one. Why a 4, because I don’t hate it but don’t love it? But it’s not unpalatable. Really I can’t decide what I think. Definitely form beginning to end the flavor profile changes with each sip. That in itself is pleasing. And maybe I’m just not used to such a full-bodied flavor profile coming from a smoothie. I would try this again and would be interested to see other out-of-the-box smoothies there are out there.
I liked this smoothie but next time I would like to try to use water instead of milk.
Day 9 I skipped the mango and added a baby carrot to decrease the sugars. I squeezed in a little orange juice and the remaining ingredients. Overall I enjoyed the flavor, but will cut back a tad on the turmeric in the future to see if I really love the flavor.
So yummy. I didn’t have frozen carrots so I juiced a couple and saved the pulp to top off my dinner salad.
Definitely, not one of my favorites. But a filling, healthy meal replacement. Thanks !
This one is tally good! Loved it!
I did not like this one at all. Couldn’t even finish it. I think It is the ginger and turmeric. Not a big fan of them.
I liked the flavor but I felt dizzy a few minutes after I drunk it. Not sure if I added too much ginger.
This smoothie sort of reminded me of a creamsicle, and I’m not really a fan. I am a fan, however, of carrot cake and sweet potato pie, so I would change this up by adding some cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet potatoes, and omitting the mango. What I do like about this smoothie is all the anti-inflammatory goodness packed inside!
Recipe we were given said cashew milk, not almond milk, so I used cashew. After the lemon smoothie disaster, I used only 1/4 tsp. turmeric and 1/4 tsp. ginger. Nice fresh taste, mostly mango and orange. Zest was not in the recipe so not included. How much zest should be used? My orange yielded plenty which I have frozen for future use. My husband did not like this one at all. I will try it again gradually increasing the amounts of turmeric and ginger to find the level beyond which taste suffers. For those who could not find cashew milk, I found it at Sprouts, our local health foods grocer. It was not in the cold sections. It is not refrigerated and was in another section in a quart sized carton. They also had the cashew yogurt with the other yogurts.
Packed full of goodness!
I feel so healthy after drinking this one! Love all the flavors!
Day 9. This Honey Turmeric Smoothie taste great. The ginger was very dominant.
This was good but still not my favorite! My little granddaughter liked it so much I had to make her one!