Turmeric Ginger Smoothie Recipe

I have a bright and summery new recipe to share with you guys today: this Turmeric Ginger Smoothie! It’s sweet, creamy, vibrant, and a little spicy, thanks to the zingy ginger and turmeric.

This Turmeric Ginger Smoothie recipe is sweet, spicy, creamy, and packed with nutritious ingredients!

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Turmeric has been making its way into everything lately (have you tried golden milk yet?!), and I’m a huge fan. Not only does it bring a gorgeous color to the table, it also boasts tons of health benefits.

Turmeric has been a staple anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine for centuries, so it’s no surprise that recent studies have honed in on just how good this spice is for our health. It’s been proven time and time again to have strong anti-inflammatory benefits – which is important, considering that inflammation is a key factor in chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. One study found that taking curcumin (the active component of turmeric) daily was as effective as daily ibuprofen for reducing osteoarthritis-related knee pain — pretty cool! It also could help lower LDL cholesterol (the not-so-great cholesterol) levels. That’s a superfood if I ever saw one! (Just an FYI for my fellow pregnant ladies: turmeric in food/cooking is generally considered just fine, but I wouldn’t suggest a turmeric supplement while pregnant.)

turmeric fresh ground

You can buy turmeric dried and ground in the spice aisle of pretty much any grocery store. Fresh turmeric is a little harder to find – I’ve found it in specialty Asian supermarkets and health food stores! The fresh stuff looks kind of like mini ginger root (they’re related), but much brighter in color. Be careful, though, because both dried and fresh turmeric WILL stain just about anything white! Matt learned this the hard way when juicing fresh turmeric a few months ago… oops! We still have some faint yellow spots on our cabinets to remind us of this lesson. ;)

turmeric ginger smoothie

Now, let’s get back to this smoothie! The combination of turmeric and ginger is amazing. Turmeric is warm and earthy, while ginger is bright and spicy, making this smoothie anything but boring. Mango and pineapple keep things sweet and fresh, while Greek yogurt brings a protein boost and flax has you covered on the healthy fat front. All in all, it’s got to be one of my favorite smoothies — packed with good-for-you ingredients, sweet, spicy, and gorgeous!

turmeric ginger smoothie

Here’s the full recipe:

Serves 1SERVING     adjust servings

Turmeric Ginger Smoothie

Prep Time 5 MIN Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time 5 mins Total Time
This Turmeric Ginger Smoothie is sweet, spicy, creamy, and packed with good-for-you ingredients!


  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, depending on how spicy you like it
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric OR 2 teaspoons fresh turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup dairy or non-dairy milk


  1. Toss all the ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth, and serve! If you have a strong blender, you can just peel hunks of the fresh ginger and turmeric, estimate the amounts, and toss them in. Otherwise, you'll want to chop them up a bit to make sure they get fully incorporated!



turmeric ginger smoothie


turmeric ginger smoothie

If you like this recipe, check out some of my other favorite smoothie recipes below. And don’t forget about my mix and match healthy smoothie recipes post, too – it’s basically a simple blueprint for building your own satisfying, delicious smoothies!

What’s your favorite way to use turmeric? Have you ever used the fresh stuff or do you stick with the powder?


  1. 1

    I don’t think I’ve ever had turmeric not in a curry. It’s so vibrant isn’t it. Loving your videos too Anne!

  2. 3

    I found some raw turmeric at the farmers market and have been pretty clueless on how to use it! This smoothie looks like the perfect recipe for me to try it out.

  3. 5

    I have never actually tried turmeric, but I know it’s supposed to be super good for you. Must give this a try!

  4. 7

    Yum! This sounds great, I have only used tumeric in savory dishes so far. I love gingery smoothies, I will have to give this a try.

  5. 9

    mmmm, the color on this is fantastic! mango + turmeric sounds like a terrific combination.

  6. 11

    I love this! Such great color! I am a big fan of smoothies but I tend to stick to the same (or similar) ingredients in each. Perhaps I should shake things up and try this! Love the photos too!

  7. 13

    I love turmeric in soup! This smoothie looks delicious, and I also still need to try golden milk!

  8. 14

    It looks amazing! What about taste? I ‘ve never tried to cook with turmeric

  9. 16

    Yum! I love how creamy this looks! I love adding turmeric to stir fry and other savory dishes but i haven’t tried it in a drink/smoothie form yet! Thanks for the idea!

  10. 17

    looks delish!! I’ve had staining issues too haha. What are your thoughts on turmeric supplements for someone who already cooks with turmeric? how much is too much for people?

  11. 19

    I just LOVE the color! I’ve been adding turmeric to my cauliflower rice!

  12. 21

    Looks epic! I’m totally going to try this. Any substitution ideas for the pineapple averse?

  13. 23

    I had this for (part of) my breakfast last week and it was delicious! Thank you for the recipe! Perfect for summer :)

  14. 25

    We’re having this and flatbread for dinner tonight – it’s just too hot for anything else!

  15. 27

    I made this for breakfast this morning. I was skeptical to try it since I have never used Turmeric. This Smoothie is awesome. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have been having flare ups. Hoping this will help!! Thanks so much for this recipe!

  16. 29

    this looks amazing, and I can hardly wait to make it. so healthy. Thanks for sharing

  17. 30

    I don’t have flax…any substitution ideas of ok to leave out! I wanted to try this for my osteoarthritis in my hands to see if can help!


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