My Orange, Ginger & Turmeric Smoothie recipe is immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, and practically has superpowers!
Every time I turn on the news I get a little more panicky about the flu. As someone who has had a lifelong history of always catching whatever is going around (I even caught the swine flu... which I affectionately called the pig flu)... I'm on a mission to stay healthy this season. I've been washing my hands like crazy and telling the Hubs to do the same since he works at a regular office. I have a tendency to get a little paranoid about this kind of thing, but I figure as bad as it sounds you can never be too careful.
Another thing I'm doing is trying to make sure I'm eating and drinking as many vitamins and superfoods as I can. That's where this Orange, Ginger & Turmeric Smoothie recipe comes into play... it's basically my attempt to ward off the crud! This connection not only has a crazy amount of vitamins, but it's also pretty darn tasty!
My smoothie is packed with immune-boosting vitamin C from an entire orange. I also packed in some carrots, which can also improve your immunity, fight cancer, and of course help your eyes! To give the smoothie more sweetness I added some pineapple, which also is a great fruit to boost your immune system. So basically right off the bat, you've got a triple WHAMMY of vitamin C fun.
Basically, my Orange, Ginger & Turmeric Smoothie recipe gives your immune system superpowers.
I also added two more unique ingredients to this smoothie which help with all kinds of things including reducing inflammation... ginger and turmeric! Both of these foods are filled with antioxidants which help your body stay healthy. If your body has inflammation (most of us do!) you are more likely to have chronic health problems so finding ways to reduce it can improve your overall health so much.
Plus the ginger adds a subtle spice to the smoothie, which I love!
This smoothie is an all-around winner... it looks like an orange dream... it takes amazing AND it's filled with all sorts of goodness to fight off the flu, a cold, or whatever another crud you come in contact with.
I hope you'll get a chance to try my tasty Orange, Ginger & Turmeric Smoothie recipe. It's a vitamin-packed, immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory gem of a drink. Give it a try and let me know what you think! And sending healthy vibes your way... I hope none of you catch what's going around!
Orange, Ginger & Turmeric Smoothie
- 2 small oranges, peeled and sectioned
- 1 small carrot, roughly chopped
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- ½ teaspoon fresh minced ginger, roughly chopped
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼-1/2 cup coconut milk
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and mix until smooth. Start with the small amount of coconut milk and add enough to get the blender moving.
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Have you gotten sick this year?
This is brilliant. With its health benefits --- it is a must try for everyone plus, it looks so delicious and refreshing. Will try this soon. Perfect for hot weather. Love this idea.
Kristen Chidsey says
I am terrified when it comes to the flu so you know I will be making this ASAP. I love the addition of tumeric
This sounds super delicious! I have not yet thought to put carrots in my smoothie - great idea. I also just learned that people who are plant based should have some sort of vitamin C at every meal to help them absorb iron better, so I'll be drinking this lots!
I hope your immune system stays strong girl!
Erin @ Suburban Simplicity says
Looks refreshing and delicious! I love to start my day with a healthy smoothie! Thanks for the recipe...now I have another to add to my rotation 🙂
Kristy from Southern In Law says
This is such an awesome combo! Eek! I remember when the swine flu was going around - but I didn’t know anyone who actually caught it! Did you end up in hospital? Or was it just awful?
Deborah @ Confessions of mother runner says
wow love that bright orange color! Looks amazingly fresh
This smoothie is perfect for this time of year!
This sounds totally delicious! I love the addition of the ginger and turmeric!
Lovely.....great immune booster...I make a lot of smoothie with Greek yogurt...but always find ways on how I can add orange as I don't prefer orange and yogurt...will definitely try this.....
I am a huge fan of anything anti-inflammatory in my smoothies! Just made one with chai tea, coconut milk, ginger, and turmeric. I'm going to add yours to my collection!
This looks so refreshing! I've heard that tumeric has so many benefits - so smart to incorporate it into a smoothie!
Sounds tasty and very refreshing! I have never tried turmeric in a smoothie.
This looks absolutely delicious! Going to give this a try this week 🙂
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
I would have never thought to add a carrot to a smoothie! Now I want to try that out next time I make one. This looks like the perfect sweet treat that's healthy too.
I absolutely love anything that includes ginger and turmeric. I’ve never thought to pair them with orange, but I’ll have to give it a try!
I also had swine flu—isn’t that nuts? You are the first actual person I’ve encountered that also had it. I had some awful respiratory illness end of December that left me with a week-long high fever, but other than that I’ve been pretty lucky. Hopefully the worst is over!
Thankful you are better now. Thankful for this blog too. Keep on inspiring !