Totally Turmeric Green Smoothie

I’m often asked how I can continue to drink green smoothies when the weather gets cold. This smoothie is my answer.


It’s warming, earthy, and packs a gamut of immune defense – exactly what we need this time of year.

Between the lemon, ginger and the turmeric, this smoothie is good for digestion and is very cleansing for the liver. It’s also chock full of antioxidants. To boot, it delivers a high dose of kale, which is a great way to fill up on vitamins, minerals and other immune boosting, anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.

Read more about the healing benefits of turmeric here and in the mean time, let’s get blending.

Please leave me a comment below and let me know what other ways you’re getting this tasty superfood into your daily diet.

With love and turmeric tasties,


Totally Turmeric Green Smoothie

Yield: 1 quart


  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup mango
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 small lemon, peeled
  • 1 in. fresh ginger
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 tsp. turmeric


In a high-speed blender, blend coconut milk, banana, mango, avocado, lemon, ginger, kale and turmeric until creamy.

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  • becky fushimi :)

    Where do you buy your turmeric and how important is the quality of what you buy in terms of its health benefits? Hope everyone at the conscious cleanse had great Thanksgiving!

    • Jules Peláez

      I buy organic turmeric in bulk from Vitamin Cottage!

  • Julie W

    Can you recommend a replacement to the mango in the green smoothie? I am allergic to mango.

  • Bridget Legg

    I have done this but with spinach.. Awesome engery boost!

    • Jules Peláez

      Yay! Glad you like it Bridget!

  • Terry Schuh

    How many servings should come from this quart. I’m type II Diabetic. I can’t have much banana and mango at one time. Would this be 4 servings?

    • Jules Peláez

      Hey Terry, I would actually recommend that you try a low sugar option and avoid the ones with mango. Water, spinach, apple, cucumber and maybe half a banana would be yummy too. To answer your question though, this would be 1 serving or 1 quart.

  • Jean Shapin Libermann


    I’m a fan of your book, smoothies and working on the lifestyle. I often use fresh turmeric which I can get organically and cheaply at my local health food store here in France. How do you feel about fresh turmeric and how much to use? Also, a friend told me that turmeric should always be associated with black pepper to be effective. What do you know about this? I’d never seen that anywhere.

    And finally, I received a juice extractor for my birthday and have been loving it – how do you feel about fresh veg/fruit juices?

    • Jules Peláez

      Hi Jean! We love turmeric and fresh is always great. I would use it to taste, and adjust accordingly. I would probably start with an inch and go from there. And yes to fresh pressed juices. We lean more towards veggies than fruits to keep the sugar down. Have fun!

  • Jessika Rov

    Hello Jules! Is there any substitute for the avocado? I’m unfortunately allergic, but I think this smoothie is just what I need right now! Thanks for the wonderful recipes!

    • Jules Peláez

      For sure! You could simply omit it and/or replace it with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Enjoy!

  • Heather Henderson

    You use the whole lemon….not just the juice right? Can’t wait to make this as my next green smoothie! Just started my 14 days and loving it so far!

    • Jules Peláez

      Yes, I use the entire lemon. Cut away the yellow part of the peel but leave as much white (pith) part. Enjoy and happy cleansing!

  • Nicole C

    Is this smoothie cleanse approved?

    • Jo and Jules

      Hi Nicole, Yes, this smoothie is cleanse approved. We hope you enjoy it!! XO, J&J

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