Turmeric Ginger Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Looking for an immunity boosting smoothie recipe? This Turmeric Ginger Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie is just that! It is full of bright, bold, and delicious flavor with ingredients that help to support our immune systems. This vibrant smoothie is made with fresh turmeric, fresh ginger, black pepper, mango, pineapple, banana, and honey. Time to add this one to your health routine!

Looking for more smoothie ideas? Don't miss my favorite Mango Spinach Smoothie and this Berry Smoothie for Hair, Skin, & Nails.

All About This Turmeric Ginger Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

  • Flavor: Tropical, bold, and spicy are words to describe the flavor of this smoothie. Michael has coined this smoothie the "Turmeric Cooler", ha. The sweet tang of the mango and pineapple help to balance out the earthy spiciness given by both the turmeric and ginger. If you've ever smelled or tasted turmeric then you know that it packs a punch, so we add honey to help soften it's bold peppery flavor. Works like a charm! I've created this recipe to where you still get that feels good going down ginger burn, but not so much that you dread your next sip!
  • Texture: This smoothie is the perfect creamy smooth consistency. The banana adds creaminess when blended, but I think the biggest factor is in the frozen fruit. We use frozen fruit in all of our smoothies to avoid having to use any ice. The frozen fruit over ice is a big reason why this smoothie is so perfectly creamy.
  • Ease: Does it get much easier than a smoothie? Anyone can make this recipe! I will say that when we upgraded to our Vitamix from the cheap blender we had for way too long, smoothie making got much easier. I mean, our smoothies could get any smoother now! I do tend to have to use our tamp more when blending this particular smoothie than others since there aren't any greens to help soften the blend.
Ingredients for turmeric ginger smoothie on white counter.

Smoothie Adjustments

  1. My smoothie is too watery. Usually this is the cause of using ice cubes instead of frozen fruit. Adding frozen fruit will help to avoid a watery smoothie, but particularly frozen bananas!
  2. My smoothie is too thick. Time to add a little more liquid. Just be sure to add it in small increments so you don't overdo it. Sometimes it just takes a good tamper and swirl with a spoon.
  3. My smoothie isn't creamy enough. This is an easy fix! Add a banana, half an avocado, or spoonful of nut butter.
  4. My smoothie isn't blended enough. This could be caused by how you added your ingredients to the blender. Best practice is to add liquid first, followed by any leafy greens, and then the chunkier frozen fruits last.
  5. My smoothie is too foamy. This doesn't happen often, but if you notice foam coming to the top of your blender after making your smoothie, put the lid back on and blend it for another 10-20 seconds on a very low speed. If that still doesn't help and you can't handle the foam, you can strain it in a fine mesh sieve.
  6. My smoothie lacks flavor. Time to spice it up! Pick one of the following to spice up your smoothie flavorings... Mint, basil, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla extract, or almond extract. In this particular smoothie, if the turmeric flavor seems too strong I add more ginger and honey.
Ingredients for turmeric ginger smoothie in vitamix blender.

Ingredients

To make this smoothie, you will need the following ingredients. See the full recipe card at the end of this post for detailed amounts and instructions! 

  • Turmeric - The star of the anti-inflammation show! This potent spice is full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers. You can use either fresh turmeric root or powdered turmeric in this smoothie. A little goes a long way and just a warning that turmeric does tend to stain. Lesson learned!
  • Black pepper - Any time you are using turmeric it is important to add a pinch of black pepper as well to activate and get all of the health benefits of the curcumin that is found in the turmeric. Cliffs notes version - The black pepper helps to enhance the turmeric's curcumin absorption in your body so you get all of the anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Ginger - Ginger is a power house in the health world and quite delicious when tossed into smoothies in my opinion! High in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties it is great for weight loss, joint pain, blood sugar levels, digestion, and even menstrual pain.
  • Frozen mango - Any variety of mango has impressive health benefits. They are rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, beta-carotene, and other antioxidants.
  • Frozen pineapple - Low in calories, but high in nutrition. Pineapples are rich in vitamin C, manganese, and a rich source of antioxidants that can help boost immunity, lower inflammation, and reduce health risks.
  • Frozen banana - Bananas are amazing for scalp and hair health. They are also rich in vitamin A which helps to brighten the skin and give you a healthy glow.
  • Honey - Just a little bit of honey really helps soften the bold turmeric.
  • Water - Filtered water is my choice of smoothie thinner, but you can use coconut water if you prefer. 
Turmeric ginger anti-inflammatory smoothie in glass cup with glass straw on white counter.

How to Make This Turmeric Ginger Smoothie

To make this smoothie, simply:

  1. Add to blender.

    Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender. Start with liquid, followed by the frozen fruit, and the remaining ingredients . Blend on high for at least 1 minute or until smooth. Add more water if needed to reach desired smoothie thickness. Makes 20 ounces.

Note: If your fruit isn't frozen, be sure to add in a large handful of ice to get that good cold smoothie consistency.

Turmeric ginger anti-inflammatory smoothie in glass cup with glass straw on white counter.

Variations

  • Add mint, basil, or cinnamon for even more flavor.
  • Use coconut water, coconut milk, or almond milk instead of water.

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Turmeric ginger anti-inflammatory smoothie in glass cup with glass straw on white counter.

Turmeric Ginger Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie


  • Author: Lauren
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 20 ounces 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Looking for an immunity boosting smoothie recipe? This Turmeric Ginger Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie is just that! It is full of bright, bold, and delicious flavor with ingredients that help to support our immune systems. This vibrant smoothie is made with fresh turmeric, fresh ginger, black pepper, mango, pineapple, banana, and honey. Time to add this one to your health routine!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • Half frozen banana
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 inch ginger root
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 cup filtered water

Instructions

  1. Add to blender. Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender. Start with liquid, followed by the frozen fruit, and the remaining ingredients . Blend on high for at least 1 minute or until smooth. Add more water if needed to reach desired smoothie thickness. Makes 20 ounces.

Notes

  • Note: If your fruit isn't frozen, be sure to add in a large handful of ice to get that good cold smoothie consistency.
  • Add mint, basil, or cinnamon for even more flavor.
  • Use coconut water, coconut milk, or almond milk instead of water.
  • Prep Time: 3

Keywords: Turmeric Ginger Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

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