Sweet, thick and creamy Tropical Coconut Turmeric Smoothie is made with real ingredients and is ultra refreshing. Easy to blend and delicious in taste, its a great beverage to kickstart your day.
Turmeric is so versatile and can be used in a variety of recipes. In winters I love to make turmeric latte but in summer I love to blend this vegan turmeric smoothie.
Hence, I have also made anti-inflammatory turmeric pancakes and is one of my very popular recipes.
Health benefits of turmeric
It has anti-inflammatory properties and is packed with antioxidants. Its has healing medicinal properties a well and helps boost immunity. Also helps in improving heart health and is a natural antiseptic.
Fresh vs dried turmeric
Fresh turmeric – it close very similar to root ginger with bright orange flesh inside. It has an earthy, bitter and raw taste. It can be easily refrigerated in an air tight container for couple of weeks.
Dried turmeric – it is made from fresh turmeric by peeling, boiling, drying and is found in a ground form. It is commonly used in Indian recipes like dal tadka, butter tofu and many more. Even though in the process of drying it loses some essential oil but is still provides many health benefits. However, this form ahs longer shelf life and can be stored in room temperature for a year in an air tight container.
You will love my fresh turmeric smoothie because:
- Helps facilitate good digestion
- Substitutes well for lunch
- Has healing properties
- Contains good cholesterol and good fats
- Hydrating and loaded with vitamin C
- A good source of potassium
Ingredients for Tropical Turmeric Smoothie recipe
Unsweetened coconut milk
I have used these easily available ingredients for this refreshing anti-inflammatory turmeric smoothie which your family would love immensely.
banana – this helps is adding potassium and magnesium to this beverage along with sweetening it naturally.
orange – its packed with vitamin C and helps in booting immunity.
Mango – this adds lot of flavor and taste along with health benefits to this healthy smoothie.
root turmeric – fresh turmeric is important for this smoothie to bring the vibrant color along with adding many health benefits.
root ginger – its a great digestive and flavors this vegan smoothie beautifully.
coconut flakes – this gives a tropical flavor and adds healthy fats thereby making it a complete meal.
coconut milk – even though any dairy free milk works here, but I prefer tetra packed coconut milk to lighten it up along with adding tropical taste to it.
For detailed measurement of ingredients, please scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
How to make Tropical Coconut Turmeric Smoothie
Firstly, in a blender, I blended all the ingredients until smooth.
Secondly, I rubbed the rim of the serving glass with orange wedge. you may use lemon wedge also for this purpose. Then , I dipped the glass rim in the coconut flakes bowl.
Next, I place the glass on a flat counter and poured the smoothie in it.
Lastly, I garnished it with some more grated fresh turmeric and served it.
We loved it so much that I blend this drink quite frequently. Its a guilt free delicious breakfast for me and a complete nourishment.
- Make sure to peel the root turmeric with a peeler before blending or else the extra skin might bother.
- Most importantly, be prepared for your hands and fingers to be lightly yellow colored after handling turmeric but washed ways quite easily with soap and warm water.
This taste best when served immediately.
Yes! I have used the perfect amount of turmeric and other ingredients and within healthy limits so you can enjoy it frequently.
Even though fresh turmeric works best here, you may substitute it with dried turmeric. You may add 1/4 – 1/2 tsp dried turmeric depending on your taste in this recipe.
My other healthy smoothie recipes are:
Turmeric Mint Smoothie
Pineapple Banana Smoothie
Mocha Protein Smoothie
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Tropical Coconut Turmeric Smoothie
- 1 large ripe banana (peeled)
- 1 whole mandarin/naval orange (peeled)
- 1 cup mango chunks (fresh/frozen)
- 1/4 inch root turmeric
- 1/4 inch root ginger
- 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 cups coconut milk (tetra pack)
- 1/4 cup crushed ice (optional)
- In a blender combine all the ingredients and blend it smooth.
- Take some coconut flakes in a bowl/plate and keep it aside. Now, rub the glass rim with orange/lemon wedge. Dip the glass rim in the coconut flakes. (This step is totally optional, it is for presentation purpose).
- Pour the smoothie in the serving glasses. Top it with very little grated root turmeric.
- Serve immediately.
- It is totally optional to top this smoothie with grated root turmeric. However, it gives a rustic and strong taste. Moreover, its great for presentation.
- Make sure all the fruits used in this smoothie are ripe or else it will taste too tangy.
- If you are using frozen mango then you may feel free to skip ice.
Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life says
I’m always hearing about how healthy turmeric is and how it has great anti-inflammatory properties, but I just don’t have that many recipes that call for it. This smoothie looks so refreshing, and something with some natural anti-inflammatory properties would be perfect for my husband who has an arthritic knee. Can’t wait to whip this up for us!
Definitely making! I love all of these ingredients. This looks like something my kid would also like!
This looks like summer in a glass! I’m a huge fan of adding turmeric and ginger into smoothies, will try it super soon!
This sounds delicious!
Karyl Henry says
I’m loving all the flavors in this smoothie. And you are right, it is brightness in a glass! Looks very refreshing
This sounds like sipping on summer! So many bright and refreshing ingredients. The turmeric and ginger add such a pop of flavor.
This looks so refreshing! I love mango and coconut together so I know I’m going to love this, I can’t wait to make it!
This sounds so refreshing! I love adding turmeric to my smoothies and am always looking for new delicious ways to add it to my diet!
This looks so delicious and refreshing! I love that it has both the brightness of orange, and the health benefits of tumeric.
Looks so bright and refreshing! Can’t wait to try it!
I love turmeric. I make a turmeric, ginger, and lemon tea and it is so good and healthy for you. I just love adding it to my drinks..definitely want to try this smoothie now 😀
Dominique | Perchance to Cook says
I know I’m going to love this this smoothie because it has basically all of my favorite ingredients. What a delicious way to incorporate turmeric into your diet! Yum!
This tropical smoothie looks so nutritious and refreshing! Thanks for sharing your recipe, will try to make one this weekend!
Dan from Platter Talk says
I just made this smoothie and have to say, it’s one of the best such concoctions. that I have ever tasted. I am trying to incorporate more tumeric into my recipes and think I may have just found a favorite new use for it.
Thank you Dan for trying out this smoothie. I am so happy that you liked it.
I absolutely LOVE turmeric! Will definitely have to try this.
This looks so good! Turmeric is so good to keep inflammation at bay and all the fresh fruit looks wonderful! Can’t wait to try it!
Thank you Shannah. I totally agree on turmeric. Its a must in our diet on a regular basis. Hope you enjoy this smoothie.
Madi Rowan says
Oh this looks so delicious!! I am making this tomorrow! I love using turmeric whenever I possibly can! Thanks for sharing!
-Madi xo |
Now that spring is finally here, this looks like the perfect recipe to celebrate the change of seasons! I’m a sucker for anything tropical flavored. Thanks for sharing!
Carmen Edelson says
Orange, mango, and banana?! Sold! This looks delicious, thanks for sharing.
Thank you Carmen, Hope you enjoy this smoothie as much as we did.
Autumn (Biscotti and a Ph.D.) says
This sounds so delish! I’ve heard so many great things about turmeric, but I haven’t ever actually used it myself. This smoothie seems like the best opportunity!