We’re all looking for a secret ingredient to make us feel a little more like we did when we were younger. Turmeric is a natural, herbal ingredient that can help you regain your edge, support energy levels, and even give soothing relief to aching joints and muscles.
Here is one our favorite Turmeric smoothie recipes, as well as a quick rundown of the benefits of turmeric to peruse while you sip.
Turmeric Raspberry Peach Smoothie
As this smoothie blends, it looks like a beautiful summer sunset. Feel that same energy as you savor each sip.
Prep time: one minute | Total time: five minutes
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup frozen peach slices (or 2 medium peaches)
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 serving Turmeric Boost® Restore
- Blend all ingredients until smoothie reaches desired consistency.
- Prepare with ice cubes if using fresh fruit.
- Pour into a glass and ENJOY!
Want a more tropical twist? Try a recipe with frozen tropical fruits and/or frozen bananas blended with dairy-free milk or coconut water. You can put in fresh Turmeric instead of our Turmeric Boost® Restore powder. For a yummy, gluten-free smoothie with a little more spice, try adding cinnamon, chia seeds, ginger, frozen mango, coconut flakes, protein powder, and almond milk.
Looking for other turmeric drinks? For a traditional taste of India, try getting your turmeric health benefits in the form of Golden Milk, a traditional Turmeric and milk blend. Gaia’s Golden Milk powder includes a blend of Turmeric powder, Ashwagandha, Dates, Cardamom, and Vanilla that can be mixed into a healthy smoothie, unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, or even water.
What are the Benefits of Turmeric?
Aside from giving your delicious smoothie drinks a beautiful yellow color, there are many health benefits that make turmeric somewhat of a superfood.
Immune System Support
Curcumin, the active compound in Turmeric, has properties that can help support your immune system and bolster your immunity.REF#2067 Studies show that curcumin can help influence the immune system, supporting its ability to create vital antibodies.REF#2067
Not only can you enjoy the flavorful benefits of the fresh Turmeric root in your smoothie, but you can also protect your body!REF#2069
Muscle and Joint Ache Relief
Aching joints and sore muscles can make you feel older than you are. Supporting your body naturally is easy with Turmeric. Studied extensively for its soothing properties in areas of discomfort, Turmeric can help support your body when it needs a little extra soothing relief.REF#2067
All these benefits can make your frozen fruit and Turmeric smoothie taste even better.
What is Bioavailability?
To get the benefits of Turmeric, we need to give it to our bodies in a package that is easily absorbed. Researchers have pinpointed specific ingredients that can help the body take up turmeric and enjoy its benefits. These include Black Pepper (which you’ll find in our Turmeric products), and healthy fats.REF#2068
Not sure which healthy fats are healthy? Look for plant-based sources like coconut oil, cashews, flax seeds, hemp seeds, and bananas. Greek yogurt is another great source of healthy fat if you can tolerate dairy, plus it makes for a delicious creamy smoothie ingredient.
If you’re looking for more ways to incorporate healthy fats into your diet, we recommend working with a dietitian or nutritionist.
The Bottom Line
Staying well takes a lot of intentional actions, and adding a scoop of Turmeric Boost® to your favorite fruit smoothie or green smoothie can help. If you’re looking for a natural way to support your health, be sure to browse our online selection of herbal supplements. Gaia Herbs makes it easy to use herbal remedies to support your health and wellness.