green smoothies with sliced orange and ginger on wood table

Considering the amount of smoothies I drink, I sure don’t post very many smoothie recipes on the blog!

I think maybe it’s because it doesn’t seem fancy enough…but who doesn’t need some more inspo when it comes to their morning blend? I know I do.

Let me introduce you to your new fave: my turmeric ginger smoothie with greens

Okay, okay…this is not my first turmeric smoothie recipe on the blog. That’s because turmeric is a go-to in my smoothies for a bit of extra anti-inflammatory power, as are greens. And getting the flavour balance right can actually take a bit of effort, lest you be sucking back something that tastes vaguely of dirt.

Which pretty much ruins your whole morning, doesn’t it? Not on my watch!

Also, a super important dietitian-y note: this recipe doesn’t contain any protein. If this smoothie is your breakfast, I can’t stress enough how important it is to add a hefty source of plant protein. Without protein, your blood sugars will spike and crash, leaving your hangry despite consuming enough energy to hold you to lunch. A vanilla protein powder would be perfect here, but you could just as easily add some silken tofu or hemp seeds too.

Drink up, friends!

green smoothies with sliced orange and ginger on wood table

Turmeric Ginger Smoothie with Greens

This tropical-inspired smoothie, packed with an anti-inflammatory trio of turmeric, ginger and greens, is the perfect way to get an energizing start to your day...and the kids love it too!
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Ingredients

  • 1 packed cup baby spinach or kale
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup canned light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Freshly ground pepper

Equipment

  • Blender

Instructions 

  • Place the spinach, orange, water, banana, coconut milk, ginger, turmeric, and pepper into the blender and blend until smooth.

Notes

If using a protein powder, adjust water as necessary to get desired consistency!