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Beet, Turmeric, and Mango Smoothie

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

Golden Beet, Mango, and Turmeric Smoothie - a healing superfood smoothie recipe!

 

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!

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.

Golden Beet, Mango, and Turmeric Smoothie - a healing superfood smoothie recipe!

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.

Golden Beet, Mango, and Turmeric Smoothie - a healing superfood smoothie recipe!

Beet-Turmeric-Mango Smoothie

Yield: 2 Smoothies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Beet-Turmeric-Mango Smoothie is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins for a nutrient-dense immunity-boosting smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 small golden beet, scrubbed and chopped
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and 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:

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve smoothies with chopped walnuts, chia seeds, and a drizzle of coconut milk
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1 g
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

Try these other cleansing smoothies:

Banana Beet Smoothie 

Chocolate Beetroot Smoothie 

Turmeric Lassi

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Sheri Lowe

Friday 3rd of April 2020

Can I use frozen beets from the store instead of fresh? Anything else but ginger can I use I dont like it?

Julia

Friday 3rd of April 2020

Hi Sheri! Absolutely, you can use frozen beets! If you don't like ginger, I would just skip it..no need to replace it with anything else :D xo

Dianne

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

Was wondering if you put a raw beet into this or do you cook up beets and then add. Would love to try this.

Julia

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

Hi Dianne,

I typically use cooked beets because it brings out the natural sugar for a sweeter smoothie and also eliminates some of the earthiness of the beet, but you can definitely leave it raw too. In fact, most people just use raw beet rather than cooked ;) Hope you enjoy!

Amy

Tuesday 19th of April 2016

I loved this recipe! I changed it a bit because I didn't have all the ingredients: replaced the beet with 1 tsp. beet powder, excluded the banana for fewer calories, used a big splash of OJ instead of orange peel. Excellent!

Phyllis Harris

Saturday 19th of March 2016

Love that you broke out in the Carlton Made me laugh out loud. Watched the video. Great smoothie too. Thanks

Sarah

Friday 1st of May 2015

About to make this right now and can not be more excited! Loving the push for turmeric, such a powerhouse of nutrition and paired with beets, genius! Cant wait :))

Sarah www.fitlush.com

Julia

Friday 1st of May 2015

Wahoo!! Let me know how you like it, Sarah! xo

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