Add a boost to your day with this refreshing and tasty orange carrot ginger smoothie with turmeric. This beverage is packed with health benefits!
My body has been craving a boost in the morning, and coffee is not doing the trick. I decided to experiment with healthy ingredients, and I came up with this orange carrot ginger smoothie recipe with turmeric. This colorful drink is just the right combination of ingredients to have you hopping around like my revved up toddler! Well, that’s my hope.
Ready to whirl?
This savvy smoothie has four key ingredients to make you do the happy dance. Please tell me you have a happy dance? You will now!
How to Make and Energizing Smoothie
Orange Juice: Antioxidant and phytonutrient-packed! Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of folate, vitamin B1 (thiamine), pantothenic acid, vitamin A, calcium, copper, and potassium. If you have some fresh orange sections, throw them in for extra fiber! Try to get fresh squeezed or 100% juice, none of that added sugar stuff!
Carrot Juice: The beautiful orange color comes from antioxidant nutrients called carotenoids, especially beta-carotene. Carrots are also a rich source of vitamin A, and a good source of biotin, vitamin K, potassium, B vitamins, and vitamin C. Chop up a carrot or two to bump up the fiber in your smoothie.
Ginger: This pungent and spicy root not only packs a flavor punch, but it also has been used traditionally to help alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal distress, nausea, and anti-inflammatory effects. Some little chopped pieces go a long way! I use ginger in my lemon mint ginger tea whenever I’m feeling a little under the weather.
Turmeric: This dark yellow-orange, peppery, warm and bitter spice has a gorgeous color for curry recipes, but there’s more to it than just it’s beauty. This root from the Curcuma longa plant has been used for anti-inflammatory benefits.
In 5 minutes or less, you will be ready to take a BIG sip! Now that you know how all of these delicious ingredients not only give you a flavor rush, you can reap the benefits with each slurp. I’ve also been interchanging my daily smoothie routine. For breakfast, I blend up an invigorating matcha green tea smoothie when I need a little extra oomph. What do you eat each morning to get you ready to take on the day?
What are some ways to peel ginger?
Ginger is an essential staple in my kitchen because it adds loads of flavor and depth into every bite. The ginger root plant looks like a coral or tree branch with a light brown, thin skin and yellow flesh. I’ve used three simple methods to peel ginger; a vegetable peeler, a small knife to shave off the skin (yields more waste because you cut off more flesh), or my favorite low-cost everyday tool, a spoon! Just use gentle pressure to scrape off the skin with the edge of the spoon, and then slice or mince the flesh as needed for your recipe.
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup carrot juice
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger , minced
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth, about 60 to 90 seconds.
For a creamy and nutty smoothie, add ½ cup walnuts, almonds or cashews.
You can add more ice if you like a thicker smoothie.
Add one banana for a sweetener and a creamier smoothie. Frozen bananas with give a cooler and thicker smoothie.
You can add whole orange segments or a few carrots for added fiber.