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Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie

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Where do I start with this Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie?! It’s such a good one to help with inflammation! Our bodies do a pretty great job of detoxifying thanks to our livers. But it never hurts to help out by including foods that naturally detoxify our bodies. In this smoothie, you will find some powerhouse ingredients to help your body be its best.

The health benefits of kale

Kale is a great detoxifier, as are all cruciferous veggies. The glucosinolates in kale form isothiocyanates (ITCs) which help regulate detox activities in our cells. When you add kale to your green smoothies, you’re also adding great anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, and anti-cancer benefits into your day.

Kale also has heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids which help fight cardiovascular disease. Is there anything kale can’t do for our health? To sweeten things up (kale can be a little strong if you’re not used to blending with it) we’ve added pineapple and mango with their loads of dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, and anti-bloating bromelain (in the pineapple).

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Why do we add lemon juice to our turmeric smoothie?

Lemon juice aids the liver in flushing out toxins naturally and acts as a diuretic. Ginger aids in digestion and has numerous anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Two compounds found in high concentration in ginger, gingerol and shoga, may help the entire digestive tract to relief any discomfort from gas, constipation, diarrhea, and bloating. (Yep, I went there.)

Why add turmeric to a smoothie?

And now we come to turmeric, another natural liver detoxifier. We most often find it in its dried, ground form. It is a root similar to ginger that is common in Asia and Polynesia. It lends a gorgeous yellow color to curries, mustard, and other foods we consume on a normal basis. But adding in a little extra turmeric into your diet adds big benefits. The curcumin in turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and has been used in traditional Eastern medicine for centuries to treat all kinds of maladies.

To sum up – when you blend up this smoothie, you’re blending up a lot more than a delicious melange of healthy fruit and leafy greens. Blend with us and say yes to giving your body a daily nutritional boost!


Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie

  • Author: Simple Green Smoothies
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian


This green smoothie is loaded with so much goodness it’s worth blending on a regular basis. Kale, lemon, ginger, and turmeric help the body fight inflammation as well as help the liver detox naturally. Mango and pineapple lend sweetness and loads of vitamins A and C. Creamy coconut milk provides healthy fats and helps the body absorb the benefits from the turmeric.



  • 2 cups fresh kale
  • 2 cups coconut milk, unsweetend
  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 1 cup mango
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 ground turmeric (to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Blend kale and coconut milk until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!


*Use at least one frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

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  1. Tina M. Ross

    April 5th, 2018 at 7:50 pm


  2. Tricia

    April 6th, 2018 at 9:33 am

    Love, love, love turmeric! especially kind to my joints.Thanks for a new way to get these nutrients in!

  3. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    April 6th, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Hi Tricia,

    You’re so welcome! Happy blendin’! 🙂

  4. Ticamom

    April 6th, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Love the concept can’t wait to give it a try! I thought turmeric needed black pepper for bioavailability though?

  5. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    April 9th, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Hi Ticamom,

    You’re totally right! That’s why we’ve included 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper in this recipe! 🙂

  6. Rose Ann

    April 7th, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    This is my new favorite smoothie. I doubled the lemon juice (accidently) and used fresh turmeric (because I always keep some on hand) and it was so tasty & refreshing with the perfect sweet-tart balance. Thanks, Jen, this one’s a keeper!

  7. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    April 9th, 2018 at 11:02 am

    KALE YEAH!! Thanks for blendin’ with us, Rose Ann! 🙂

  8. Grace

    April 8th, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Think I can swap the mango with another fruit? Maybe I could use oranges & pineapple? I bought organic frozen pineapple today & completely forgot to get mango!

  9. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    April 9th, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Hi Grace,

    You totally can! Some of our favorite swaps for mango are peaches, nectarines, papaya, apricots. Ever need a quick swap? Make sure + check out our Rawkstar Substitution Guide here…


  10. Polly

    April 10th, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Good morning! I got started with green smoothies because of your website. I’ve tried several of yours and have a “go-to” of my own that I make several times a week. I am really interested in trying this Tropical Turmeric Cleanser. In reading through some of these comments, I see that fat and pepper are needed in order for the body to absorb the turmeric. I usually add 1/4 of an avocado to my green smoothies…would this be OK in this smoothie with a “lighter” liquid, like almond milk or coconut water?

  11. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    April 16th, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Hi Polly,

    That’s totally ok! You’ll still get those healthy fats from the avocado, while reaching for a lower fat liquid base. Never hesitate to change it up! Our recipes are here to inspire you, so do what makes you + your body feel good!

  12. Katso

    April 11th, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Thank you so much for this blog and recipes, I’ve fallen inlove with the green smoothie a lot. I just wanna find out when is the right time to take the smoothie and/or how many times a day can I take them?

  13. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    April 16th, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Hi Katso,

    YAY! I’m so excited to have you blendin’ with us! You can enjoy your green smoothie any time of day. Personally, I love having my green smoothie is the morning. I feel like it helps me start my day on the right foot, and make better food decisions the rest of the day. Our goal for you is to add one green smoothie to your day in addition to your regular diet – so I usually suggest keeping it to 1-2 smoothies per day.

    Hope that helps!

  14. lisa

    July 15th, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    any nutrition and caloric info….would be helpful as well.

  15. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    August 3rd, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Hi Lisa,

    Thank you so much for reaching out. We try not to focus too much on the numbers and rather focus on how we’re fueling your body. We’ve found when you fuel your body with fresh fruits and leafy greens, it really does balance out. Of course, we understand that nutritional content can be very important for some people. Two great resources are the app MyFitnessPal and Loseit.com.

    I hope you find those helpful!

  16. Janice

    April 28th, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Delicious! I had spinach on hand instead of kale, used coconut almond milk and fresh olena (tumeric)…thank you

  17. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    April 29th, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Hey Janice,

    Way to make it your own!!

  18. Cora Cosgrave

    October 15th, 2019 at 10:13 am

    I was very lucky to be gifted a Vitamix Blender and thanks to your smoothie recipes I use it all the time. This cleansing turmeric smoothie will be my #1 smoothie now! Thank you for sharing

  19. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    October 16th, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    That sounds like such an amazing gift!!

  20. Ann Vazquez

    October 15th, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I’m going to try this particular smoothie. Tumeric is my all time favorite ingredient. I use it to make hummus, to roast cauliflower, roasted yam chunks. And in stews. This smoothie is amazing.

  21. Esperanza Chavez

    October 16th, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    The smoothies from simplegreen are the best thing I have ever done for my husband and myself. I look forward to making my smoothie each day because I know they give my body what it needs to be healthy.

  22. Amelita Alcin

    November 9th, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you and may God bless you this smoothie help me a lot. I usually add the whole almond and 1 teaspoon molasse to my green smoothies.

  23. Tish

    November 29th, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Is the coconut milk, canned coconut milk or the one you find in the refrigerated section?

  24. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    December 2nd, 2019 at 8:52 am

    You can use whatever you prefer! I usually do the canned coconut milk. Hope that helps!

  25. Jen Willis

    December 23rd, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Can this be made ahead into freezer packs?

  26. SGS Rawkstar Jess

    January 15th, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Jen, I’m not sure if you mean prepped ahead and stored in the freezer before you blend or blended and then kept in the freezer until later, almost like smoothie cubes. Either way, the answer is yes, definitely!

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