Tropical Turmeric Green Smoothie

Where do I start with this Turmeric 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.

Tropical Turmeric Green Smoothie in a jar with paper straw

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. Sure, you could make this turmeric green smoothie without kale, yet you’d be missing out on the changc to add in some wonderful health benefits.

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

Tropical Green Smoothie ingredients

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 the turmeric in the Tropical Turmeric Green Smoothie. Turmeric is a 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. Traditional Eastern medicine uses turmeric for centuries to treat all kinds of maladies.

To sum up, when you blend up this turmeric green smoothie, you’re blending up a delicious melange of healthy fruit and leafy greens.

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Tropical Turmeric Green Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


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.



  • 1 cup fresh kale
  • 1 cup coconut milk, unsweetend
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • dash 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.

Keywords: turmeric green smoothie

Tags:    /   Categories: Recipes, Smoothies 

By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 9.2.2014 | COMMENTS: 184


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  1. Tereese says:

    I haven’t tried it yet, but I know it will be awesome. A quick question – Can you use crystallized ginger and if so, how much do you think I could put in?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Tereese! It’s a delicious smoothie, I like this one a lot for the taste and also the awesome health benefits. You will want to use fresh, raw ginger as crystallized ginger has added sugars. You can find fresh ginger root in most, if not all, grocery stores in the produce section. Happy blending! 🙂

  2. Dieta says:

    Very refreshing. Instead of the turmeric I added a couple of frozen turmeric cubes, love the taste.

  3. Jen Willis says:

    Can this be made ahead into freezer packs?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      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!

  4. Tish says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

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

  5. Amelita Alcin says:

    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.

  6. Esperanza Chavez says:

    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.

  7. Ann Vazquez says:

    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.

  8. Cora Cosgrave says:

    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

  9. Janice says:

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

  10. lisa says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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

      I hope you find those helpful!

  11. Katso says:

    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?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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!

  12. Polly says:

    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?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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!

  13. Grace says:

    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!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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…

  14. Rose Ann says:

    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!

  15. Ticamom says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Ticamom,

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

  16. Tricia says:

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

  17. Tina M. Ross says:


  18. Sherry says:

    Fresh and detoxing!!!

  19. Noemi says:

    Super yummy!!

  20. Tracy says:

    Could you recommend another fruit in place of the Pineapple. I’m allergic to it…sadly….

    • Pam says:

      Peaches, white grapes or more mango (especially honey mango) would be good here, I think.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Tracy,

      Allergic to pineapple? I’ve got you covered! Try swapping in oranges, mangoes, or peaches. Also, if you’re ever in the crunch, make sure + check out our Rawkstar Substitution Guide here…

  21. Natalie LeLoup says:


  22. Jeanne Leccese says:

    Super yummy!

  23. Stacy says:

    If you are using fresh turmeric – how much would I use in relation to what you are suggesting in a powder form?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Stacy,

      Great question! When using fresh turmeric the ratio is 1-inch piece of fresh turmeric equals 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder. So swap in 1/4-1/2 inch!

  24. Louise says:

    If I may be so bold!

    Turmeric is not the most bioavailabe of foods. To activate the goodness it must be taken with black pepper and heated.

    I make a batch of grated fresh root of turmeric (I find it more digestible than powder and cheap! 1 euro for 100 grams … 1.5 grams are enough) heated in coconut oil with fresh ground black pepper. Leave in fridge to solidify and just add the mix to the smoothies.

    The coconut oil is of course good for absorbing the fat soluble vitamins in the accompanying leafy greens.

    The pipeline in the pepper and the heating in oil increases the bioavailability by 2000%, frankly, the amount absorbed otherwise is negligible and possibly a waste of time.

    Thanks for the tips on greens rotation and the idea to add roasted sweet potato.


    I also find African honey an excellent way to absorp any bitterness from greens. And to add calories if your a skinny minny like me.

    Keep juicing!
    I’ve only been at it for a fortnight and the change in my energy is remarkable, I’ve had less joint pains too. I am now evangelically pro scribing it to all my mates 🙂

    • Louise says:

      *pipeline (!?) piperine … Active ingredient of black pepper needed to release the goodies from turmeric!

      1.5g of turmeric root is a goodly daily dose.


    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Louise,

      Thanks for reaching out + sharing. I definitely agree to maximize turmeric’s health benefits warming + adding ground pepper is definitely beneficial. If this is your go-to route for adding turmeric to your diet, then you’ll love our Turmeric Tonic from Thrive. If you haven’t checked it out yet, make sure and check it out! We’re hosting a Thrive LIVE on July 10th + I’d love to see you there!!

  25. Esther M says:

    This was exactly what the doctor ordered!! Soooo yummy. I did the Simple 7 Challenge (I’m still going and on Day 21), but we had a bachelorette party last night for 3 of my co-workers who are all getting married in July (one right after the other). Safe to say, a little overindulgence last night, so I needed to give my system an added kick this morning and this was it!! I was out of kale, but spinach is a great substitute, used coconut water AND I added 1/2 cup of cucumber.

    Thanks so much for all the smoothie goodness and keeping me on track (even when I overindulge!)

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Esther,

      YAY!! So happy to hear this is just what your body needed! That added boost of ginger is exactly the healing your body needs after a night out.

      And three co-workers getting married next month!! WOW! What a fun few weeks you have ahead of you!

  26. Kelly says:

    Hi girls,
    I bought fresh ginger to use in my smoothies, but not sure how to use it. Do I zest it or just cut off a piece and throw it in the blender? Thanks for your tips. They really help!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Kelly,

      Great question! It really depends on the strength of your blender. Have a powerhouse blender like Blendtec or Vitamix, simply toss in a piece of ginger. Have an older model or lower power blender? Zesting or dicing will help create a smoother result.

      Hope this helps!

  27. Valerie says:

    Hello! I try not to put any liquids in my smoothies is it okay to take out the cocnut entirely from the recipie?

  28. Ileana says:

    How often should this smoothie be taken? I’d like to start making it asap, but would hate to overdo it. Thanks! 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Ileana,

      Great question! Each time you add this recipe to your diet you will contribute to cleansing + fueling your body. Our goal for you is to add one (16 oz) green smoothie to your day in addition to your regular diet.


  29. rose says:

    I suffer from constipation. What smoothies d you suggest.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Rose!

      Thanks for reaching out! Green smoothies are full of fiber (from all the leafy greens + fruit!), which is great for helping with regularity. Recipes containing raspberries, oranges, and almonds (due to high magnesium content) may be particularly helpful. If you’re just getting started with green smoothies, we recommend sticking with one serving (2 cups or 16oz) per day, as increasing your fiber intake too quickly can actually cause constipation. And be sure to drink lots of water!

      With all that being said, we are not doctors or nutritionists, and absolutely recommend speaking with your health care provider if you have any medical questions or concerns :).

      Take care!

  30. Emme says:

    Hey Smoothie Queens,

    I was wondering whether you refer to the full-fat canned coconut milk or is it the lighter one, similar to almond or hazelnut milk.
    The reason I’m asking is that 1 cup of the canned coconut milk would make this smoothie, while heavenly delicious a calorie bomb..
    I’m from Germany and here we’ve both kinds of milk, which leaves me confused 🙂
    Thanks girls!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Emme,

      Great question! It’s completely up to your personal preference! As you’re aware, there are several types of coconut milk available. It can be hard to know which to choose! Coconut cream is the thickest and richest. It has the least amount of water. Then there is full-fat or regular coconut milk. It still has plenty of rich, creamy taste, but has a higher liquid ratio. Light coconut milk has the mildest flavor, highest water content, and least amount of calories compared with the other varieties. Think of these as you would heavy cream, whole milk, and low-fat milk.

      You can always make your own coconut milk too! Learn how here…

  31. Guisella says:

    Hello girls!
    Question… can i use canned coconut milk, although i rather use coconut water,( talking about that) what about the coconut water in boxes, some times is hard to find fresh coconut 🙁
    Thank you!!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Guisella,

      You definitely can! When reaching for pre-packaged coconut water or coconut milk we simply suggest making sure you’re reaching for a product that has no added sugar + little additives or processing. Some great options are Trader Joe’s and Whole Food’s brands!

      Cheers 🙂

  32. Lynnette says:

    i don’t like coconut milk can i use whole milk instead

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lynnette,

      Thanks for reaching out! Not a fan of coconut milk, you can definitely add dairy milk. Personally we avoid dairy milk. It’s the #1 undiagnosed food allergy and can be pretty tough on your body + digestion. For that reason we reach for plant-based milks like almond + rice milk when we don’t have coconut milk on hand. But if you love dairy + it loves your body back…go for it!


  33. Julie says:

    Can I use can pineapple? Is can pineapple less healthy than fresh? I would love to try many of your smoothie recipes but hesitate because of my busy life and unable to keep fresh ingredients at all time.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Julie,

      Great question! We definitely hate seeing good produce go bad, we’re right there with you! When looking to used canned pineapple, it’s important to know that even those stored in their own juice contain additional sugar. That’s why we love using frozen fruit, either from the grocery freezer aisle, or we freeze our own! To freeze your own simply cut up your pineapple, lay out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and place in the freezer. Once frozen store your pineapple in a freezer safe container or ziploc bag. You can do this for any type of fruit, and you can also freeze your leafy greens!

      Learn more about freezing your own greens here…

      Hope this helps! 🙂

  34. Amy says:

    When it mentions coconut milk in the recipe, is it the milk substitute that comes in cartons or the more creamy stuff that comes in tins?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Great question, Amy! There are several types of coconut milk available. It can be hard to know which to choose! Coconut cream is the thickest and richest. It has the least amount of water. Then there is full-fat or regular coconut milk. It still has plenty of rich, creamy taste, but has a higher liquid ratio. Light coconut milk has the mildest flavor, highest water content, and least amount of calories compared with the other varieties. Think of these as you would heavy cream, whole milk, and low-fat milk.

      You’ll find coconut milk packaged in several ways – cans, cartons (shelf-stable and refrigerated), or frozen.

      All are great options for this recipe. Choose what’s best for you, your body, + your taste buds!

      Learn more in our Coconut 101 post here…

  35. Debra says:

    I’m allergic to mango what else can I use?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Debra,

      Allergic to mango? No worries we’ve got you covered! Papaya + Kiwi Fruit are both great substitutes!

      Cheers 🙂

      • Jennifer says:

        I recently found out I am allergic to both coconut and almonds. Do you have any suggestions for other liquid bases that would aid in the absorption of the turmeric?

      • SGS Rawkstar says:

        Hi Jennifer,

        Looking to improve the absorption of turmeric? Reach for healthy fats like avocado! Learn more about our favorite healthy fats here…

  36. Shalu says:


    Im highly allergic to pineapple. What can I substitute that with?



    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Shalu,

      Allergic to pineapple? We’ve got you covered! Orange, grapefruit, + mango are all great substitutes!

      Cheers 🙂

  37. Rebecca says:

    Just started today with the beginner smoothie. It was delicious. Can’t wait to try many more recipes.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Rebecca,

      Yay! We’re so happy you found us in this busy internet world! We’re kicking off our 30-Day Challenge today! We’d love for you to join us!

      Cheers 🙂

  38. Kellie says:

    hi. I have a question about the use of ground turmeric. I have read that turmeric (mainly curcumin) is not easily absorbed into the bloodstream. Black pepper had actually been shown to increase the absorption when consumed together. Is this the same if you use fresh turmeric?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Kellie,

      Great question! Turmeric is fat-soluble (both dried + fresh), that means it dissolves in fat. Without fat, the active component in turmeric, curcumin, has a difficult time making it past the stomach, into the small intestine, and into the blood where it can offer the greatest benefits. In order to make the most of turmeric, you must take it with a bit of fat. That’s why coconut milk is the best liquid base option in our Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie. The added fat in coconut milk helps your body absorb all of turmeric’s nutritional benefits!

  39. Helene says:

    Hi, First I would like to thank you for your great website! Your recipes are very simple, easy to follow and most of all delicious. Your tips are so useful as well for a beginner like me 🙂
    I have a question regarding this smoothie (TROPICAL TURMERIC CLEANSER GREEN SMOOTHIE) which I tried during lunch time today. I did not have kale and replaced this with spinach. The rest of the recipe was unchanged. The smoothie was delicious but had a terrible effect on my stomach. After 8 hours it is still fragile. Would you know if this is because I am new to green smoothies and my stomach is not used to this or is it simply the cleansing effect of this smoothie? Thanks very much!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Helene,

      Great question! It might be a mix of both. Green smoothies are high in fiber which is great for digestion, but for newbies, the high fiber can shock your body. Make sure you drink lots of water to help flush things out. And if you’re new to green smoothies one serving a day is enough, which is 2 cups (16 ounces).

      The same goes for our Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie. This recipe is meant to help cleanse your system, so drinking plenty of water will help keep any stomachaches at bay.

      Hope this helps!

  40. Gloria says:

    I am new to this website, and I can’t wait to try many of the recipes. I am very interested and seeking recipes specifically for anti-inflammatory smoothies. Any suggestions? Thank you.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Gloria,

      Welcome! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us!! Great ingredients for battling inflammation are kale, ginger, cherries + turmeric. Our Tropical Turmeric Cleanser is the perfect inflammatory green smoothie!! Also try our Strawberry Ginger Zinger + Berry Cherry Jubilee recipes…

      Remember, our recipes are here to inspire you, so feel free to mix + match anti-inflammatory ingredients with other recipes or make up your own recipe to meet your needs!

  41. Brenda says:

    Thank you for all the mixins and spelling out their goodness. Even if ut is a repeat for some, it is appreciated by others who may not have known. Great job ladies, I also enjoy adding protein with my smoothies as well. Blessings as you continue on in this great service.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Brenda,

      We are so happy we could help! Reach out with any questions – on our website, Facebook, Instagram, or send us an email at the link below…

      We’re always here + happy to answer any questions.

      Cheers 🙂

  42. DaShanna says:

    I love your smoothies…i was wondering if the coconut milk can be swapped out for almond milk.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi DaShanna,

      Of course! We love switching up our liquid base, and with almond milk packed with vitamin E, protein, and fiber, it’s the perfect substitute for coconut milk!

  43. Lana says:

    I have found that adding fruits like orange and or pineapple, disguises the taste of the greens. I can’t even taste the kale. A scoop of protein powder or peanut butter adds more protein and staying power.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lana,

      That’s what we love about our Simple Green Smoothie Formula, your body is reaping the benefits of leafy greens, and all you taste is delicious fresh fruits + veggies! Cheers to adding protein to your smoothie, it’s a great way to keep yourself full + satisfied.

      To give yourself a few more options, here are our favorite protein options…

  44. Lisa Karnish says:

    This is a fantastic smoothie! I add flax/coconut oil. Just be sure to drink it COLD it tastes so much better. (I add ice if i have to.)

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lisa,

      We love this smoothie too! We also love to add at least one frozen fruit to ensure our smoothies are chilled to perfection!

  45. Martina says:

    It seems good, although in the raw facebook group I joined they told me to try to avoid mixing acidic fruits with green veggies (better use bananas or other sweet fruit) for better digestion

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Martina,

      We are not professional nutritionists, but all the research we have done suggests that blending fruits and veggies together is no different than eating fruits and veggies together–like a salad! Hope this helps!

  46. Kate says:

    Your smoothies are all excellent! Thank you for helping so many of us get healthy, stay healthy, and enjoy the process! I have been drinking smoothies every day for breakfast for about a year and a half. My kids love them, got them both vitamix blenders for Christmas, and sent them to your site. Your smoothies are simple, adjustable, and always taste excellent. I spend a lot of money on fresh produce, so when I’ve got hard earned dollars churning in the blender, I cringe when it’s too gross to drink (I choke them down anyway so as not to waste!) I never have had to “choke” any of yours down! Thank you for being my go to smoothie site!

    Got addicted to grapefruit smoothies this winter, you guys should experiment with some more grapefruit, it’s absolutely delish in a smoothie, if you like grapefruit that is!!
    Keep on churning gang, well done!!

    • Kate says:

      By the way, I subbed peaches on this one for the mango; and it was great. A banana would have been nice too for those wanting more sweetness.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Kate,

      We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us, and thank you for sharing the green smoothie love with your family! I absolutely love grapefruit + using it in my smoothies, the flavor is so refreshing, especially with summer right around the corner! I’ll pass your suggestion onto our team!

      Cheers to health + happiness!!

  47. Marie says:

    Hi, It’s not easy (almost impossible actually) to find kale where I live. I think in France, you can only get it in Paris. Do you have any suggestions ?
    Thank you !

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Marie,

      If kale is hard to come by, feel free to switch it out for another delicious leafy green! Here are some of our favorites:

  48. Marian says:

    This was so delicious but I used almond milk instead of coconut. I had one for breakfast and used the rest mid morning.

  49. Imani says:

    Does “1tablespoon ginger” mean that it should be grated?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Imani,

      1 inch of ginger root = 1 tablespoon of grated ginger

      Feel free to mix in the whole or grated root, depending on the power of your blender.


  50. sc says:

    These recipes are inspiring. That said, I will jump ship for the first green smoothie blog that does not mention “detoxification” or “cleansing.” Why do people feel so comfortable perpetuating this kind of baloney? It’s medically and scientifically baseless, and not necessary to make people feel good about their drinks! (FWIW, I’m a biology professor with a background in public health.) “Simple” recipes should strive for complete integrity. It would make me so happy if you could lead the way.

    • Sarah says:

      I totally agree with you! I had this for breakfast and it was delicious, but I do wish the overuse of the terms would die! I would have drank this even if it didn’t claim to “detox” and “cleanse”, because we know that’s not a fact anyway.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey SC + Sarah,

      Thank you both for pointing this out to us. I will pass this along to our team. 🙂 For this smoothie, turmeric is a pretty incredible spice. I think our team was including it’s benefits in naming this smoothie. 🙂

    • Eva says:

      Hi SC, I totally agree that yes these terms are being overused. However, I find that science can never overrule personal experience. When you find that only by changing your diet, your energy levels go up, your skin clears, your eyes start shining brightly and even stress subsides, one can not deny that something amazing is happening in your body. Whether you want to name this happening as ¨detoxification¨ or.. lets say ¨magic¨ might become not as important anymore! Its just awesome!

  51. vince says:

    are there any specific for type 2 diabetics that would target the bodies ability to process glucose, example cinnamon>

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Vince.

      Thank for reaching out to us. Since we are not doctors or nutritionists, we suggest that any member of community with health concerns to speak to their healthcare provider to confirm that green smoothies and the natural sugars are okay for their eating plan. Here is a link to our favorite low sugar fruits.

  52. Sim says:

    Awesome recipe. My 7 year old son picked it and both him and his younger brother gave it thumbs up. I added 1/2 avocado for creaminess and some gelled chia seeds (I add that to all smoothies).

  53. Lyn says:

    What is the best thing to replace ginger with, or do I just not use it. I know the benefits of it, but I can’t stand the taste and it irritates my mouth.

  54. Jimmy says:

    Loved this but I used banana instead of pineapple (too dear atm) and used almond milk instead of coconut milk. One of the best I have tried so far. deeelicious

  55. Chimere says:

    What is the best weight loss smoothie? I need something I can drink 3 times a day so I can fast. Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna says:

      Hi Chimere,
      Check out our faq page!! There’s a couple of tips on weight loss in there :: 🙂

  56. Sandy says:

    Been trying to detox a bit the past two weeks. I say a bit because I’m not doing a full on cleanse just holding off on the sugar and alcohol post holidays but a friend who did the 30 day green smoothie challenge with me said maybe there was a smoothie and I came on here and found this one. I had the 2 servings this morning for breakfast, it was good and very bright in look and flavour :). Hopefully it helps, I have more ingredients left for tomorrow ^_^ (well I need to get more pineapple).

  57. Billie says:

    Is it possible to get a printable version of all the recipe’s on 1 sheet???

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Billie. We don’t have these recipe in card form, but we do have the January Recipe in card form. 🙂

  58. Hamidah says:

    I’ allergy to coconut. What can I use?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Sub in nuts, seeds or oat milk. 🙂

  59. Natalie says:

    Tastes absolutely horrible… but it felt good after. Just had to plug my nose to get it down. Hopefully it gets better after time.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Have you tried Beginner’s Luck?

  60. Atticus says:

    That looks amazing. I love pineapple!

  61. Legra says:

    Drinking this one now. Another keeper!!

  62. Laura says:

    I don’t see calories/nutritional information on these recipes. Please supply

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Laura. 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.

  63. Liana says:

    how do these keep in the fridge overnight? I’d love to make these for my breakfast but I’m up and out of the house by 5:30 am while my whole family is still sleeping…so using the blender is not an option. Thanks!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hi Liana.

      Some people say you have to drink it “right away” to get the optimal nutrients from each blend. But if left in the fridge over-night for one to three days, the taste and satisfaction is still there. You also may add a small amount of lemon juice to preserve and keep the smoothie blend as fresh as possible. Your body is still reaping the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables even if it is not consumed right away.

      • Marcy says:

        Thank you! I also JUST found a website that will help regarding how long to keep a smoothie in the fridge, and what happens to them over time:


    • Marcy says:

      I’d like to know this, too. I’m in a rush in the mornings and won’t have time to prep. I really hope this keeps in the fridge! 🙂

  64. Jenny says:

    Hello, can I replace coconut milk with unsweetened almond milk?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Yes. All items are interchangeable to work for you.

  65. carolyn says:

    Is it ok to detox of the smoothies for a 10 day fast?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hi Carolyn.

      Thanks for the comment. We don’t have a 10 day fast, so I am not sure if it would work for your fast.

  66. Edie says:

    This is the first green smoothie I’ve ever made. I have only been making frozen banana smoothies with flaxseed up until now.

    This knocked my socks off!!! So delicious. I’ve been sick off and on for over a month, and I recently got over a bout of shingles. I needed something to help get through winter.

    I think this smoothie is it. 🙂

    Thank you for this website. I will keep educating myself and continue adopting the smoothie lifestyle!

  67. Janice says:

    Delicious and very excited to have my kids love this one – my non vege lover embraced it , I did fib and tell her it was green because of kiwi fruit though !

  68. Asia says:

    Delicious smoothie! Wanted to try to a green smoothie full of immunity boosting nutrients to fight off a bug and was very pleased with the results. The ginger adds a little pep and spice which is a nice boost in the AM! Not too sweet and refreshing!

  69. Breeze says:

    I tired this recipe but the ginger ingredient was too overpowering. I should’ve known I wouldn’t like it b/c I never been a fan of ginger. What can I substitute for ginger? Or can I just eliminate it entirely?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Breeze!

      Totally understand, you you can leave it out if you and ginger aren’t best friends. 🙂

  70. Patti says:

    I feel silly asking this but does the ginger need to be peeled? I’ve never been a frequent user of fresh ginger, although I will be now!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Patti.

      Great question, yes, please peel ginger like you would a carrot. 🙂

  71. Ayesha says:

    Love love love this smoothie and the healing properties of all the great ingredients esp the turmeric – have used all kinds of subs – papaya (allergic to mango), coconut water, spinach, mixed greens, and just tried arugala today…yum! Thank you for this! 🙂 xo

  72. Emily says:

    I’m always looking for another way to use turmeric, and this looks fabulous! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  73. Lydia says:

    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 🙂

  74. Donna Rodriguez says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Donna.

      Thanks for the comment. 🙂 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.

  75. Andrea Ellis says:

    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

  76. Green Smoothie Fan says:

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

  77. kate says:

    Can you use red kale? Will it have the same effect as normal kale?
    Thanks 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

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

  78. Elisabeth says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Welcome Elisabeth!!!

      Thanks for joining us!!! Which green smoothie recipe will you be trying next? 🙂


  79. Katie says:

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

  80. sharon sass says:

    Is canned fruit -pineapple an option?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Sharon,

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

  81. PrettyTigerShop says:

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

  82. mary says:

    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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      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!

  83. Ania says:


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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Ania.

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

  84. Liliana says:

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

  85. Nwabisa says:

    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?

  86. Tiesha says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Tiesha.

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

  87. Allison says:

    Can another fruit be used besides pineapple?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      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. 🙂 Hope that helps. 🙂

  88. Erikka says:

    Is there a sub for the coconut milk?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Erikka.

      Yes. We love all sorts of liquid bases:

      Have you tried rice milk before?

      • Erikka says:

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

      • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

        Hey Erikka.

        Almond milk is a great option as well. 🙂

  89. Julie says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Julie.

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

  90. Julie says:

    Can you substitute another fruit for pineapple?

  91. Janet says:

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

  92. Carol Steele says:

    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.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      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. 🙂

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