Carrot Ginger Smoothie with Turmeric

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Add a boost to your day with this refreshing and tasty carrot smoothie loaded with turmeric, oranges, and ginger. This beverage is packed with health benefits!

Carrot Ginger Smoothie with Turmeric

My body craves a boost in the morning, and coffee just doesn’t do the trick. I decided to experiment with healthy ingredients, and I came up with this carrot smoothie recipe with turmeric. This colorful drink is just the right combination of ingredients to have you hopping around! Well, that’s my hope.

How to Make and Energizing Smoothie

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!

top down view of a glass of carrot smoothie made with ginger and turmeric

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.

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!

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 its beauty. This root from the Curcuma longa plant has been used for anti-inflammatory benefits.

(Source: the Worlds’s Healthiest Foods)

side view of a tall glass of carrot smoothie with a straw

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 to 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 (which 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.

Carrot Ginger Smoothie with Turmeric

Add a boost to your day with this refreshing and tasty carrot smoothie recipe with turmeric, oranges, and ginger! A cool, sweet and tangy healthy beverage.
4.94 from 30 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Course Drink
Cuisine American

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to the blender.
  • Blend until smooth, about 60 to 90 seconds.

Notes

  • 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 consistency. Frozen bananas will give a cooler and thicker smoothie.
  • You can add whole orange segments or a few carrots for added fiber.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 2 cups
Calories 111kcal (6%)Carbohydrates 27g (9%)Protein 2g (4%)Fat 0.3gSaturated Fat 0.1g (1%)Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat 0.04gSodium 35mg (1%)Potassium 621mg (18%)Fiber 1g (4%)Sugar 16g (18%)Vitamin A 22600IU (452%)Vitamin C 56.1mg (68%)Calcium 210mg (21%)Iron 1.1mg (6%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000-calorie diet. All nutritional information is based on estimated third-party calculations. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.

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Jessica Gavin

I'm a culinary school graduate, cookbook author, and a mom who loves croissants! My passion is creating recipes and sharing the science behind cooking to help you gain confidence in the kitchen.

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  1. Raquel says

    This sounds so good, Jessica!! I might just have to mix up my normal morning smoothie routine and try this one. This one’s definitely got more antioxidant power!

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Thank you so much Raquel! This carrot ginger smoothie has definitely been a nice refreshing flavor change, especially with Spring now here 🙂

  2. Brittany says

    OH my <3 with the way I am feeling this morning, I really need to try this! A pep in my step PLUS nutrient loaded?? YES please 🙂

  3. Trish says

    Ooooh you know I’ve been on a smoothie kick! Also, pretty sure my crappy blender can handle just juice and ice. 🙂 Looks totally delicious!

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Yes Trish, I think you will really like this super refreshing and invigorating recipe 🙂 The baby may do a happy dance!