Beet, Turmeric, and Mango Smoothie

A detoxifying mango smoothie with golden beets and turmeric – packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. And all the fiber.

Beet-Turmeric-Mango Smoothie - a detoxifying smoothie

My local grocery store doesn’t normally carry fresh turmeric, so when I spied it next to the ginger, I busted out the Carlton.

Beet-Turmeric-Mango Smoothie

^^^ That’s turmeric. It looks like ginger got frisky with a carrot. ^^^

Anyway, turmeric can be difficult to spot at the grocery store because there is little demand for the fresh version in this country. Instead, we tend to use the ground version, which you can definitely do for this smoothie!

Beet-Turmeric-Mango Smoothie - a detoxifying smoothie

Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries in order to treat inflammation, jaundice, menstrual discomfort, chest pain, colic, and more. We now know turmeric helps alleviate and treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, cystic fibrosis, and cancer. Not to mention, turmeric aids in digestion, boosts your immune system, and and lowers your cholesterol. It is full of antioxidants and is famous for being extremely cleansing for your liver.

Weekend do-over anyone? Liver cleanse in a glass right here.

Combining fresh turmeric with ginger and golden beets, which are full of Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, results in an all-star cleansing smoothie. A superfood root trifecta. “That’s all well and good”, you say…”but how does it taste?” Let’s face it: beets are earthy and turmeric can be a bit bitter. Therefore, adding mango, banana, fresh ginger, and orange zest to the smoothie makes for a tasty drink. Can you still taste the golden beet? Yes. But besides an earthy flavor, this smoothie tastes zesty, sweet, and tropical. It’s one of those rarer non-green green smoothies. It’s “green” because of all the roots (count ‘em: THREE types of roots in this smoothie!). But it’s not actually green. It’s yella.

Detoxifying smoothie with beets, turmeric, mango, ginger, and more

Incorporating roasted walnuts and chia seeds adds texture and helps create a fine balance of fiber, natural sugars, vitamins and minerals, protein, and Omega 3s. It detoxifies. It cleanses. It’s three-root green smoothie that is not actually green.

You’re going to want this after Cinco de Mayo. You’re going to want this for sexto de mayo.

Beet-Turmeric-Mango Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 2

Beet-Turmeric-Mango Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized golden beet, steamed and frozen
  • 2 ripe bananas, frozen
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh turmeric, peeled and grated
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, peeled and grated
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • For serving:
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Full-fat coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Fill a small pot of water and bring it to a boil.
  2. Scrub the beet well and chop it into eights or sixteenths. Place the beet in the boiling water and cook until soft when poked with a fork, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Strain the water from the beet and allow it to cool slightly before placing it in a container and freezing. Leave in the freezer overnight or until frozen through.
  4. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Serve smoothies with chopped walnuts, chia seeds, and a drizzle of coconut milk
http://www.theroastedroot.net/beet-turmeric-mango-smoothie/

Try these other cleansing smoothies:

Banana Beet Smoothie 

Chocolate Beetroot Smoothie 

Turmeric Lassi

Comments

    • says

      Beet lovers unite!! So happy to hear you enjoy beets and are up for this cleansing smoothie. It’s not every day you hear someone is willing to drink their beet, much less eat it ;)

  1. says

    Recreating this! And I’m not just saying that. What a brilliant combo! And I totally agree about what turmeric looks like ;) hehe. I’ve yet to be able to find the fresh turmeric, so hopefully dried will do the trick for this in the meantime :) Great, great recipe!!!

    • says

      So happy to hear you’re going to make it! I’ve used ground turmeric quite a bit in smoothies, but I have to be careful about how much I use because I sometimes go a bit overboard. For this smoothie, maybe start with 1/2 teaspoon and go from there? Fingers crossed a ginger root gets frisky with a carrot and turmeric ends up in your produce section soon ;)

  2. says

    Ha! It does look like ginger mated with a carrot! Too funny.
    Who would have thought tumeric could look so good inside of a yella tropical smoothie?! If I ever get lucky enough to find some, I’ll know what to do with it, thanks! :)

  3. says

    whoaa I’ve never seen fresh turmeric all up close and personal! Your description is dead on (and hilarious!) What a fun smoothie!

  4. says

    Haha, I burst out laughing when I read your comment about the ginger and carrot getting frisky! Thats so what it looks like though. Definitely picking some up next time I see some to make this smoothie – I’m all up for trying new smoothie flavours :)

  5. says

    That fresh turmeric is the funniest-looking thing I’ve seen in a long time! Is it bad that I, um, didn’t even know fresh turmeric existed, never mind as a root? I guess I thought it grew in jars… so happy to be enlightened! I love the idea of a golden beet smoothie – all the beet goodness without any of the pink countertops. That yellow color is gorgeous!

  6. says

    I’ll pass on the seeds but otherwise this looks like a fantastic smoothie. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing, Rocquie

  7. says

    Something about writing “sexto de mayo” just sounds so wrong (but also kind of intriguing?). I can find fresh turmeric at Whole Foods at least once a month, so I’ll definitely have to scoop some up to smoothie next time I spot it!

  8. says

    Wow. This smoothie is not only creative, but also beautiful. I really need to try and get into turmeric. I have yet to discover its myriad benefits that I hear about so often! Starting with this smoothie I think!

    • says

      So happy to hear you’re interested in trying it, Katie! It’s such a mystery to me how so many nutrients get packed into such a small root, but turmeric somehow does it! Let me know if you try the smoothie!

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