Winter Detox Orange Ginger Turmeric Smoothie
This delicious Orange Ginger Turmeric Smoothie is the perfect winter pick-me-up. It's as tasty as it is healthy. Vegan + paleo + Whole30 compliant. You definitely want to add it to your clean eating January recipe list!
Guys! It's the new year! It's the month of resolutions, changes, and be nice to your body recipes!
and I've made us a delicious turmeric smoothie. I also got a little carried away with exclamation marks. Clearly, not much has changed in that department.
You know that moment when you hear yourself say that you don't make resolutions, only to realize that just yesterday you said, “This year I'm going to …”? Ya, that. It happened.
My non-resolutions resolutions for this year are:
- Learn to play guitar. I've lined up one on Craiglist that I'm picking up this weekend. As far as I'm concerned, I'm halfway to accomplishing this goal.
- Read more non-fiction, grown up, want-to-be-smart person books. Seriously, if it's not related to food or blogging biz, I haven't read it in years. If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears.
- Eat healthier and work out more blah blah blah. Enter my new pass to the kickboxing gym literally twenty steps from my front door (no excuses!) and this turmeric smoothie.
Tell me, have you jumped on the resolutions train?
Turmeric + orange + ginger + carrots all whizzed around together in your blender? Sounds weird, I know. It's been everything that my Christmas cookie overloaded body has been craving this week.
Here's why you want this turmeric smoothie in your life:
♡ It's delicious. Let's be honest, all healthy resolutions aside, I still want my food to taste good. This is like an Orange Julius with a little gingery zing.
♡ Turmeric is a nutritional powerhouse. It contains anti-inflammatory curcumin which has been touted to help everything from cancer to weight loss to a million-ish other ailments in between.
♡ The little sprinkle of black pepper increases the bioavailability of the curcumin making this smoothie extra good for you.
♡ You get to drink juice but knock off a couple servings of fruits and veggies off your list. Using your high-powered blender, you can drop the oranges and carrots in and blend them into juice.
♡ It's the easiest breakfast in the world (as most smoothies are.) Blend, drink, and go.
And if you love healthy turmeric recipes, also try this golden milk!
If you make this Ginger Orange Turmeric Smoothie make sure you snap a pic and tag #theendlessmeal on Instagram so I can like and comment on your photos. I love seeing TEM recipes you create!
Orange Ginger Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
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- 2 naval oranges, quartered and peeled
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled
- 1 inch piece of turmeric, peeled (or 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric)
- A pinch of black pepper
- Add all the ingredients + 1 cup of ice cubes to your high-powered blender – a Vitamix works great for this!2 naval oranges, 1 large carrot, 1 inch piece of ginger, 1 inch piece of turmeric, A pinch of black pepper
- Blend on high until smooth. Add up to a cup of water for a more juice-like smoothie.
Just made this ~ INCREDIBLE!!! Thank you so much for the recipe!! Will be making this every week!
I like the sound of this smoothie.Sounds delicious and healthy.
Can you add honey.?
Oh yes! If you’d like it sweeter then just add honey to taste. 🙂
This smoothie was exactly what I was wanting. I felt healthier as I was drinking it. Not even joking! Will make it again for sure.
This is what I need, a good detox! I like the idea of both turmeric and ginger in this smoothie. I need to buy some more turmeric but as soon as I get it I’m going to try this recipe.
I hope you like it as much as I do!
Awesome recipe, made one in my nutribullet this evening. Thanks for sharing it!
You are so welcome!
Thank you for the recipe. I loved it! I squeeze the oranges first though… shall I just throw them with the peel and seeds into the mix?
You will definitely want to peel them first. And, if there are any big seeds, remove those too. If you have a regular blender (as opposed to a high-powered blender like a Vitamix) I would squeeze the oranges as you’ve been doing. Hope that helps!
HI, I usually start my day with a protein shake but this week I thinking of doing the Dr. Oz 3 day cleanse till I saw this article. Can you tell me if adding a scoop of protein powder would affect the benefits of this juice cleanse. I usually rely on the protein powder to keep me full till my first break.
I’m not sure about adding protein powder as it’s not something I use. From a nutritional standpoint, you’ll still get all the health benefits of the turmeric, ginger, and orange even if you add powder. Not sure how it would taste though …
can you use ground tumeric?
You sure can! Just use the same amount. 🙂
This looks really good, love the combination of the turmeric, ginger, orange and carrot. Refreshing and also great for your immunity.
Thanks! You nailed it with refreshing. So good for the body, too. 🙂
I’m getting a new blender just to make this! Oh, and anything written by David Habersham is wonderful! Historical non-fiction on from the changing face of America in the 50s to his local fire station on 9-11. He’s an amazing storyteller.
I’m so happy to hear that! Are you going the Vitamix route? I love love love mine. Worth every penny.
Thank you so much for the suggestions. I’ve added it to my Amazon wish list for my next order. 🙂
Which Vitamix blender do you recommend?
I have their Total Nutrition Center and love it. If I were to get one now, I would get their Ascent series, but purely for aesthetic reasons. 🙂
I forgot to get ginger…. can I use powdered ginger or will it not really taste the same…. thanks!
I’m honestly not sure as I’ve never tried it with ground ginger. It might be a touch different (a bit gritty maybe?) but definitely worth the try!
This is exactly what I need at this time of the year. It looks perfect. I am looking for more ways to use turmeric since reading about all its benefits to the body. I didn’t realize the pinch of pepper increases bio availability, thanks for informing me. Good to know.
Thanks, Winnie! I’ve actually got a few more turmeric recipes planned for this month. I’m jumping on the turmeric train, too!