Mango Turmeric Smoothie

Mango Turmeric Smoothie
You might already be using turmeric in your favorite Indian curries but if you haven’t tried adding it to your smoothies yet then you’re seriously missing out.

Turmeric has been used in various cultures for centuries thanks to its powerful healing properties. It’s a significant source of curcumin, which is what gives the root its bright yellow color. Curcumin is well-known for its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in the body. It’s also anti-bacterial, making it a great supplement for overall skin health.

Mango Turmeric Smoothie
Fresh turmeric has a mild scent that’s slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. On its own, the flavor tends to be somewhat bitter. However, in a smoothie it blends very well with the natural sweetness of fruit when used in small amounts.

In this recipe, we’re combining frozen mango with banana, ground ginger and orange juice for a tropical flavor that brings out the pleasant undertones of the turmeric.  Non-dairy yogurt helps give it a thick and creamy texture while also offering a source of plant-based protein.

Using fresh turmeric is ideal since it’s in its least processed form but if you are unable to find it, ground turmeric will work in its place. Feel free to add a scoop of your favorite plain protein powder for an extra protein boost!

Mango Turmeric Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 large smoothie

Mango Turmeric Smoothie

Enjoy the benefits of turmeric in this tasty tropical smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen mango cubes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 6 ounces plain non-dairy yogurt
  • 1-inch fresh turmeric (or 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup orange juice

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the frozen mango, frozen banana, non-dairy yogurt, turmeric, and ginger with the orange juice. Blend until smooth. Add more juice or almond milk as needed to thin.
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About Sarah

Sarah Cook is a vegetarian food blogger living in Athens, Georgia. Her blog Making Thyme for Health features simple, seasonal, and healthy recipes made from whole food ingredients. Outside of cooking, she enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle, traveling and drinking wine.   Read more from Sarah →

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