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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 Β½ 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. Carol Steele

    September 7th, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Is there nutritional information for this smoothie and all of your other ones on this site. I track everything I consume on my fitness pal and it would be nice to be able to track this.

  2. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    September 9th, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Hey Carol.

    Thanks for your comment, Carol. We actually don’t count calories, and sounds like you are already using the app we suggest. MyFitnessPal is great because you can add exactly what you put into your smoothies each day. πŸ™‚

  3. Janet

    September 11th, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Not bad. I didn’t have fresh ginger so I used 1/4 tsp of ground ginger.

  4. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    September 11th, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Thanks for your feedback. Good idea using ground ginger, Janet. πŸ™‚

  5. Julie

    September 17th, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Can you substitute another fruit for pineapple?

  6. Julie

    September 17th, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Can you substitute another fruit for pineapple…not one of my favorites.

  7. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    September 18th, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Hey Julie.

    You can substitute in mango, peach, pear, almost anything sweet for pineapple.

  8. Erikka

    September 22nd, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Is there a sub for the coconut milk?

  9. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    September 22nd, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Hey Erikka.

    Yes. We love all sorts of liquid bases:

    Have you tried rice milk before?

  10. Erikka

    September 22nd, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks Jessie πŸ™‚ I’ve never tried rice milk. Is it a better alternative than almond milk?

  11. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    September 22nd, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Hey Erikka.

    Almond milk is a great option as well. πŸ™‚

  12. Allison

    September 23rd, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Can another fruit be used besides pineapple?

  13. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    September 23rd, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Hey Allison.

    If you don’t care for pineapple or are allergic switch out pineapple for a different tropical fruit, like mangos, oranges, banana, limes, or papaya. πŸ™‚ Hope that helps. πŸ™‚

  14. Tiesha

    September 25th, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Hi, I live in the ME and there is very little green veggie options like Kale. Can I use Spinach instead?

  15. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    September 26th, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Hey Tiesha.

    Thanks for the comment. Yes, you can use spinach, we love a variety of leafy greens. πŸ™‚

  16. Nwabisa

    September 26th, 2014 at 5:12 am

    I love your smoothie recipes and I can’t wait to start the 30-day challenge. I live in South Africa and at the moment Mango is out of season, can I substitute it with Pawpaw?

  17. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    September 26th, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Go for it! πŸ™‚ If you can’t find pawpaw try a peach, pear or orange. πŸ™‚

  18. Liliana

    September 26th, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Gracias por esta pagina. Me ah ayudado a que ya no me duela mi cabeza… Besos

  19. Ania

    September 27th, 2014 at 3:24 am


    Ca I use fresh turmeric, if yes how much of it?

  20. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    September 27th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Hey Ania.

    Thanks for the question. I would suggest starting small, 1/4 teaspoon and add more as desired. πŸ™‚

  21. mary

    September 29th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Just made this and my 11 y.o. daughter…we both loved it! I have done the 30 day challenge in the past, think I will do it again. Love the energized feeling I get from green smoothies. Thanks for all the great recipes

  22. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    September 30th, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Hey Mary!

    Thanks for joining us again! That is wonderful that you 11y.o. enjoys green smoothies! We love hearing about our community members blending together as a family! YOU ROCK!

  23. PrettyTigerShop

    October 3rd, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I made this today and it was wonderful! I added some cayenne pepper in mines! Yummmmy!

  24. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    October 3rd, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Wonderful addition. πŸ™‚

  25. sharon sass

    October 7th, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Is canned fruit -pineapple an option?

  26. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    October 15th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Hey Sharon,

    Great question, we prefer fresh or frozen fruits. Many times they use sugar water to can fruit in. πŸ™‚ We love the naturally sugar found in pineapple. πŸ™‚

  27. Katie

    October 11th, 2014 at 11:08 am

    This is my favorite green smoothie yet! superyummmmmmmy. Next time I will add a little more turmeric as I couldn’t taste it.

  28. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    October 15th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Wonderful! Cheer, Katie!

  29. Elisabeth

    October 28th, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Just made my first smoothie. Used spinach instead of kale. Loved it! Thanks for the great recipe(s)!

  30. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    October 28th, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Welcome Elisabeth!!!

    Thanks for joining us!!! Which green smoothie recipe will you be trying next? πŸ™‚


  31. kate

    November 4th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Can you use red kale? Will it have the same effect as normal kale?
    Thanks πŸ™‚

  32. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    November 4th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Go for it, Kate. We love all sort of leafy greens!

  33. Green Smoothie Fan

    November 5th, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I am not a fan of ginger at all…can I substitute that for something else?

  34. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    November 5th, 2014 at 2:35 pm


    You can always use cardamom or cinnamon, or leave it our entirely. πŸ™‚

  35. Andrea Ellis

    November 12th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    These are the EXACT ingredients i was looking for a smoothie for to be be able to use them up! You guys are amazing, thats my breakfast and morning snack sorted, thank you :0)
    I blend up mixes from different sources every day, but i always come to your site first if i’m looking for inspiration or just like tonight have ingredients that need to be used. I always find the perfect answer here, your bloody awesome! Cheers, Andrea x

  36. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    November 13th, 2014 at 5:04 am

    That worked out perfectly!! πŸ™‚ Cheers, Andrea!

  37. Donna Rodriguez

    November 14th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I’m really looking for a calorie count, hard to figure one out with the receipe.

  38. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    November 17th, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Hey Donna.

    Thanks for the comment. πŸ™‚ We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data and the phone apps My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  39. Lydia

    November 23rd, 2014 at 6:04 am

    YUM. Love the coconut and the pineapple – super tropical taste!
    Thanks guys for your blog. Loving the recipes as I got a bit bored with the same old green smoothie I was making for months πŸ™‚

  40. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    November 23rd, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Happy to hear you are loving the recipes, Lydia!

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