A creamy, sweet, healthy Turmeric Smoothie that is super easy to make and is packed with vitamins and nutrients. This turmeric smoothie recipes uses a dairy-free milk, but you can use your milk of choice.
You've probably heard by now that Turmeric is a super food and it's incredibly good for you. Turmeric is found is so many recipes and store bought foods. It's known not only for adding health benefits, but for its golden color and unique flavor.
This turmeric smoothie is my new favorite smoothie. It's light, creamy, and it has just the right amount of sweetness. The combination of turmeric, almond milk, and bananas delivers a phenomenal flavor.
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric comes from a turmeric plant. It's harvested, dried, and ground up. Turmeric is mostly used in Asian food but it has become more common in other countries due to its health benefits. It has a lovely golden color and it's found it most grocery stores and online.
Health Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric has many scientifically-proven health benefits. It's known to potentially to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer's and cancer. It's a anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve other symptoms. Please always read labels before consuming products.
Ingredients in a Turmeric Smoothie
- almond milk
- ice cubes
- ground turmeric
- ground cinnamon
- vanilla extract (omit if using vanilla flavored almond milk)
Turmeric Smoothie add ins:
- plain or vanilla protein powder
- hemp seeds
- ground flaxseed
Feel free to add in your favorite add-ins to this turmeric smoothie recipe. Nut butters and cocoa butter are also great options.
We sometimes make a triple batch of this turmeric smoothie recipe and use some of the smoothie mix to make popsicles. My girls love having a variety of frozen treats in the freezer and I love having healthy options for them.
Other Turmeric Smoothie Recipes:
Those are just a few of our favorite Turmeric Smoothie Recipes. You can add 1 tsp of turmeric to any of your favorite smoothies to give it an additional healthy boost.
Tips for making smoothies:
Always put the liquid into the blender first. This will help keep the blender from jamming up.
Omit the ice if you are using frozen ingredients, like a frozen chopped banana. Then add ice until you get your desired consistency.
If you're smoothie calls for two or more types of fruit, don't use all frozen fruit otherwise the liquid will freeze the fruit and the blender will jam up.
If you like a thinner smoothie, add more water, milk, or dairy-free milk.
If you like a thicker smoothie, add more fresh or frozen fruit. Don't add more ice.
For a sweeter smoothie, add additional sweet fruits or add a tablespoon of honey, agave, or maple syrup.
These are just some general tips for making smoothies. If you'd like to share a tip, please leave it in the comment section below.
I hope you like this turmeric smoothie as much as we do. We love making this smoothie year-round and we like to mix up the optional add-ins depending on what we have on hand. For another great smoothie, try this Pineapple Spinach Smoothie.
Did you make this turmeric smoothie? Please leave a comment below letting me know what you thought and what add-ins you enjoyed.
- 1 cup (8 oz.) almond milk
- ½ cup ice cubes
- 1 medium-sized banana
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp vanilla extract (omit if using vanilla flavored almond milk)
- Add all ingredients to your blender and blend for 15-20 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
- Top with dairy-free whipped cream (or regular whipped cream) or an additional sprinkle of turmeric, or both!
Serving Size:12 oz.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 20g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.