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:

4.36 from 263 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 mins
Total: 5 mins
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
    This smoothie was delicious! I substituted two dates for the honey and used coconut water instead of milk. It was delicious, than I added a huge handful of power greens and some more water

  2. 5 stars
    Day 9 of Simple Smoothie Challenge. I prepped this smoothie as much as possible the night before, as my husband and I needed to hit the road at 4:15am. I did blend it quickly, to drink before leaving. The smoothie was good tasting and very thick! It took longer than normal to drink it all, but I finished mine and he finished his on the road.
    It filled us up for many hours. It had interesting flavors! I liked the ease of prepping it ahead.

  3. 5 stars
    Loved the combination of flavors in this one! I always like trying smoothies that have veggies other than the leafy greens too. This was sweet enough that it almost didn’t need the honey. Definitely will be making this one again, I loved the blend of sweet orange and earthy carrot with the turmeric, ginger, and honey enhancing the flavor even more.

  4. 4 stars
    I am not a big fav of ginger so I didn’t love this smoothie, but it was okay and it gets extra points for its great health benefits. It probably won’t make it into my regular smoothie rotation but I would make it again.

  5. 5 stars
    This smoothie was surprisingly tasty and refreshing!!! I loved it and will definitely incorporate this into smoothies that I routinely make.

  6. 5 stars
    I really wanted to love this one more but to be truthful it was better than I expected. I think I’ll just need to tweak the sweetness and maybe a smidge less turmeric.

  7. 5 stars
    Great smoothie! The ginger and turmeric gives the smoothie a little extra kick and the ingredients are natural anti-inflammatories! Thanks so much!

  8. When diagnosed with Covid, turmeric supplements are recommended by FLCCC. They are also very high on using products that are anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. So I will be making this a lot. Adding pepper is very important as it does aid in utilizing the turmeric properly. I have a question about the recipe. It says to zest the orange, but it doesn’t say to put the zest in the smoothie? Please advise…

  9. 5 stars
    I love this smoothie the color makes me smile it’s both delicious and refreshing. Not to mention the amazing health benefits!!!

  10. 3 stars
    This was a tough one for me to drink. The turmeric was too much for my taste. I continued to drink it because of it’s benefits but it was not pretty. I’ll try again but will cut down on the turmeric and ginger. I think after adjusting the ingredients I will like it

  11. 4 stars
    The color was really lovely! However, I thought there was too much ginger. I wouldn’t make it again on a regular day, but if I needed the vitamin C, ginger, and turmeric, I’d make it when I was sick. Thanks!

  12. 5 stars
    I have been waiting to try this one. So good! Really love the color and the bit of spice. I used turmeric root instead of ground.
    This will be a regular for me….

    I bet butternut squash would be a great addition to this.

  13. 4 stars
    I really enjoyed this smoothie which was truly something I would have never considered before. The smoothie is very freshening and an excellent source of vitamins for the winter months.

  14. I have some very sweet honeydew that my husband had cut up in the fridge so I used it and the liquid in the container instead of the carrots and it sweetened it enough with the honey. Not almond milk so I used water along with some cashews soaked briefly and blended them with the ginger and orange – not my favorite and felt healthy drinking it. I’d advice drinking with a straw as turmeric could probably stain your teeth?

  15. 3 stars
    This is -not- a smoothie I’ll likely try again. The complexity of flavors was interesting but not my favorite, but the ginger was very hot in the quantities the PDF specified.

    My other family members like it. One says he loves the sinus clearing effect of the spiciness. Haha 🙂

    I’ve noticed that the PDF and the identical printed book recipes have additional or different ingredients, and quantities that differ slightly from the recipes compared to the emails and here. 1 inch of ginger (online version of recipe) seems to be about -half- of the tablespoon measurement the PDF called for. So I might have had double the intended ginger by making the PDF recipe.

    It would be helpful to make the web versions of recipes fully match the PDF and printed book.