Anti-Inflammatory Carrot Mango Turmeric Smoothie (Paleo & Whole30)
This carrot mango turmeric smoothie is a tasty, creamy, immune-boosting recipe! Made with anti-inflammatory ingredients like fresh turmeric, this healthy smoothie makes a delicious breakfast or snack!
A healthy breakfast option or pick-me-up snack. This turmeric smoothie comes out bright in color and gives a burst of energy.
Creamy and made with healing ingredients, this smoothie is anti-inflammatory and natural and great for moms and kids.
Plus, there are some sneaky hidden veggies in it which is always a perk (here are some more tasty, hidden vegetable recipes).
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Can You Put Raw Turmeric In Smoothies?
Yes! Raw (or fresh) turmeric retains all of its amazing health benefits.
However, if you don’t have raw turmeric on hand, the dried powder works as well. You can learn more about the differences of fresh versus dried as well as how to use each one here.
What Fruit Goes Well With Turmeric
Whether using the fresh or the dried version of turmeric, it will have a bit of a bitter taste.
Thus, the sweeter the fruit, the better it will mask the flavor. Fruits like:
The fruits above all pair well with turmeric as it helps keep the recipe sweet. However, you could also use a natural sweetener like honey to mask the flavor slightly. This is what occurs in the common golden milk recipes.
How Much Turmeric To Use
Due to the overpowering taste of turmeric, a little goes a long way!
This healing turmeric smoothie uses one small root and that’s pretty potent. If you’re not used to consuming turmeric, you may want to halve that to start.
Similarly, when it comes to using the powder, begin with ½ a teaspoon. You can scale up from there but it is an acquired taste.
How Is This Smoothie Healing?
This whole30 smoothie contains more than turmeric to boost the immune system! It also contains collagen.
Collagen is a beneficial part of bone broth and helps heal and seal your gut. Moreover, it contains essential amino acids to boost your immune system.
Learn more about collagen and why you may want to boost your intake.
Furthermore, collagen powder is odorless and flavorless. Plus, if ethically sourced one of the purest forms of protein you can give to your kids! I grab my collagen from Perfect Supplements and while I love their big tub of powder, I love the individual packets even more!
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Texture Of The Smoothie
This anti-inflammatory smoothie comes out creamy but not too thick. Thanks to the frozen mango this is not a watery smoothie.
Mango when frozen blends similar to banana. Thus, you’ll end up with a thick, creamy smoothie.
Is This Smoothie Good For Weight Loss?
While the smoothie does contain anti-inflammatory ingredients geared towards healing your gut lining, it may not be the best for weight loss.
Much of this depends on your calorie intake allotments for the day.
This smoothie is well balanced as it contains proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbs. However, it can become pretty calorie-dense depending on your serving size and if you add any toppings.
If you want a brighter colored smoothie, omit the parsley. This will make the smoothie come out bright orange.
You may need to use a tamper to blend the smoothie depending on your blender.
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- ¾ cup frozen mango (overflowing)
- 1 small carrot, peeled
- 1 small turmeric root, peeled
- 6 ice cubes
- 1 tbs fresh parsley
- 1 scoop collagen powder
- 3 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon flaxmeal
- ⅔ cup almond or hemp milk
- ½ apple, cored
- ½ cup water
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How To Make It
Prep (peel and slice) all your veggies and fruits.
Add everything to the blender and pour the milk in on top
Tip: if you don’t have an overly powerful blender, place all the liquids in first and then the produce- this makes it easier for the machine
Blend the contents, gradually increasing the speed. Slowly add in the water. Use a tamper if needed.
Blend until everything is smooth.
Pour into glasses and enjoy!
Makes 2 small smoothies.
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Orange Mango Turmeric Smoothie
If you’re looking for a way to cool down in the summertime and boost your vitamins for the day, this mango turmeric smoothie is it! Loaded with healthy fats, proteins, and anti-inflammatory ingredients, this orange smoothie is a hit for kids and adults!