Learn how to make this power-packed turmeric smoothie loaded with healthy proteins, fiber, and tons of nutrients.
It's a perfect breakfast or afternoon snack that is also incredibly delicious, satisfying, and only naturally sweetened, like this Chocolate Mango Smoothie.
But it's always good to switch things up. This pineapple ginger turmeric smoothie started with just a few ingredients, and I have been playing around with it until I got the right texture and that feel-good taste.
I think you're going to love the flavors.
Why you should try this recipe
- I'm combining anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric, ginger, and a hint of black pepper with other nutrient-packed fresh ingredients.
- This smoothie comes together in minutes.
- It's naturally sweet and incredibly creamy with a refreshing spiciness.
- Because I'm using unsweetened plant milk, it's also dairy-free and, in this case, vegan-friendly.
- It's perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack, and I give tons of add-ons to make it a great post-workout drink.
So, let's see what's in it and how you can change it up!
- Banana: This fruit is potassium-packed, and its sweetness balances the spiciness of ginger and turmeric. It adds a thick creamy texture. Tip: throw in a frozen banana for a quick cold refreshing drink.
- Pineapple fresh or frozen. This fruit is incredibly juicy and a great source of fiber and vitamin C. But I also find pineapple to be beneficial in maintaining healthy digestion. And it adds a lovely acidity.
- Lemon juice: I'm just adding a small amount to add freshness and perk up the drink's creamy texture.
- Fresh ginger and turmeric: are both anti-inflammatory medicinal herbs that are also rich in antioxidants. Perfect to start your day or recover after a good workout.
- Black pepper: I'm adding a pinch. Piperine in black pepper enhances curcumin absorption.
- Plant milk: Almond or oat milk are great options. I even love coconut or flax milk—deliciously thin in texture and rich in fibers and calcium. Always go for unsweetened milk.
- Sunflower seeds: They make this smoothie SUPER creamy—they are also high in magnesium, calcium, vitamin B, and E. You can go for roasted or raw hulled sunflower seeds. Feel free to throw in some pumpkin seeds and hazelnuts.
- Date: This is optional. Add it only if you want the smoothie to be a tad sweeter. I use one or two at most.
Step 1: Gather the ingredients and throw them in a blender.
Step 2: Blend until you get a golden and creamy consistency. Pour into individual glasses and enjoy!
Note: serve with extra nuts of choice on the side and extra pineapple or banana pieces. We love dipping them into the creamy smoothie as a refreshing snack.
Add one tablespoon of one of these additions to switch things up or add extra nutrients.
- Hemp Seeds: I use shelled hemp seeds. They are protein-rich, a great source of omega 3 & 6, and make your smoothies extra creamy. Add one tablespoon, if preferred.
- Flaxseeds: Use this instead of the hemp seeds. It adds extra healthy fats, proteins, fiber, and antioxidants.
- Chia seeds: add them for extra healthy fats and fiber.
- Collagen or protein powder: adds an extra source of protein and is great when you drink this turmeric smoothie before or after your workout! Go for an unflavored one. I recommend Great Lakes Wellness Collagen or this plant-based protein source.
When to enjoy this healthy smoothie
- Any time of the day when you need a pick-me-up snack
- For breakfast. When you have a long day ahead and little time to make breakfast. This turmeric smoothie is incredibly filling and easy to make.
- Before or after a long workout.
- I even make it sometimes as an after-school snack for my daughter.
- It's an excellent option for exam days. I am calling all the students out there! It's a quick recipe that comes together in no time and with tons of nutritious ingredients.
Serving and storage
- The recipe gets you about 2 ½ cups and can easily serve two people.
- Leftovers stay well refrigerated in a closed mason jar for up to one day.
Turmeric: use 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric or one tablespoon of freshly grated turmeric instead.
Ginger: use one teaspoon of freshly grated ginger in this smoothie or ⅓ teaspoon of ground ginger instead.
But if you are used to the taste of these ancient spices, then feel free to incorporate more than suggested in the recipe. They add a lovely hint of spiciness without overpowering the rest. If you start with the suggested amount in the recipe and feel that it is too strong for your taste, add more plant milk, banana, or pineapple.
I hope you'll find time to add this one to your smoothie or drink repertoire! Enjoy.
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Healthy Turmeric SmoothieMariska Ramondino
- 1 ripe banana peeled
- 1 ½ cups chopped fresh or frozen diced pineapple 220 grams
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric
- 1 pinch of black pepper optional—a few turns with the peppermill
- 1 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk like almond or oat milk 227 grams
- 1 pitted date optional
- ¼ cup roasted or raw hulled sunflower seeds 30 grams
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until you get a beautiful creamy smoothie.
- Taste-test the smoothie. Add an extra date if you prefer it sweeter.
- Pour in a glass and enjoy!
- Turmeric: feel free to use one tablespoon of freshly grated turmeric if you have it instead of powdered turmeric.
- Ginger: I prefer freshly grated ginger in this smoothie, but you can replace it with ⅓ teaspoon ground ginger.
- Frozen pineapple: choose frozen pineapple if you want a cool smoothie (or add a frozen banana).
- Pitted date: a date adds a delicious subtle sweetness and extra fiber. Feel free to leave it out or add an extra one for a sweeter taste. I usually add only one.
- Sunflower seeds: They make this smoothie SUPER creamy—they are also high in magnesium, calcium, vitamin B, and E. Sometimes, I throw in a few pumpkin seeds or hazelnuts.
- It serves 2 as it is very filling. Feel free to double the ingredients to serve more or chill some for later.
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