Berry Turmeric Smoothie

Fighting colds and flus just became exponentially more delicious thanks to this Berry Turmeric Smoothie. Made with cold-fighting foods such as blueberries, greens, turmeric, and ginger, it does double duty as both a yummy, healthy breakfast smoothie and a natural, nutrient-rich way to give your immune system a lift.

Immune Boosting Turmeric Smoothie with blueberry, spinach, ginger, oatmeal, and honey. A perfect breakfast to kick start your mornings! This easy smoothie is great for kids because you can't see the green. Other health benefits include acting as a natural cold remedy and anti-inflammation drink

This recipe is sponsored by McCormick.

As my mother will heartily attest, as a kid I was THE WORST about taking any kind of liquid medicine, especially cold or flu medicine. I’d work myself into a reality TV–worthy fit, to the extent that she finally gave up and let me start swallowing the gel capsules at an age that I’m sure was a few years below what it says on the back of the box.

My one exception was the weird neon pink medicine that had to refrigerated, which I found oddly delicious.

TO BE CLEAR: This turmeric smoothie does not taste like the pink stuff. AT ALL.

It tastes like creamy, bright, healing berry sunshine.

Berry Turmeric Smoothie. The perfect breakfast to get a healthy start to your day! Packed with frozen berries, spinach, ginger and oatmeal.

Although my taste in flu and cold remedies has improved exponentially as an adult, my motivation to take it (an excuse to eat or drink something delicious) has not.

Yes, apparently I need my vitamins to taste like candy to remember to take them. Better than not taking them at all, right?

  • Case in Point Two: This delicious turmeric blueberry smoothie.

This Berry Turmeric Smoothie tastes richly fruity thanks to a medley of berries, bewitchingly bright and warm thanks to the healing spices, and satisfyingly rich and creamy. It makes cold fighting delicious and enjoyable instead of a chore.

I started playing around with cold fighting smoothie recipes back when I shared this Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie. While today’s Berry Turmeric Smoothie shares a few of the same ingredients, its flavor profile is completely different.

Since this year’s cold season is supposed to be one of the worst in recent years, I added a few extra immune boosters to this turmeric smoothie recipe too.

Immune Boosting Turmeric Smoothie. Made with mixed berries, spinach, ginger, oatmeal, and honey. A great turmeric smoothie for inflammation and natural cold fighting!

Berry Turmeric Smoothie Ingredients

  • Berries: High in antioxidants, berries help fight off the bad guys in your body and reduce inflammation. I used a blend of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries because that is what I had available near me. If you can find açai berries, those are an excellent addition too.
  • Yogurt: The probiotics in yogurt may ease the severity of colds. Look for labels that say “live and active cultures” and have added vitamin D.
  • Spinach: Folate, vitamin C, and antioxidants galore.
  • Oatmeal: A fiber in oats called beta-glucan boosts your body’s ability to fight off infections. Bonus: Oatmeal smoothies keep you full and happy for longer too.
  • Ginger: One of the oldest natural remedies + even more antioxidants. Take THAT nasty cold.
  • Turmeric: With ginger above in the super-duper natural remedy/antioxidant department. It’s also anti-inflammatory (as is ginger), so if you were seeking a turmeric smoothie for inflammation, this recipe has you covered there too.

Berry Turmeric Smoothie. This tasty recipe combines blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries with spinach and oats to make a turmeric green smoothie that doesn't look green, making it great for kids!

For the spices, I used McCormick turmeric and ginger, because I can count on them being well sourced, and they are affordable as well. At this point, I should probably just keep them out on my counter, because I’ve been using them to make this soothing Bedtime Golden Milk almost every night (hooked!).

Berry Turmeric Smoothie. Delicious, healthy, and easy! This turmeric berry smoothie combines frozen mixed berries, spinach, ginger, and oats to make a fast, tasty breakfast. It provides some amazing natural cold-fighting benefits too!

Like the golden milk, I’m sharing this Immune Boosting Turmeric Smoothie as a part of McCormick’s 2018 Flavor Forecast. Every December, McCormick unveils the top annual flavors and trends for the upcoming year. Hot in 2018: Drinks to Your Wellness. There’s a sip to suit every need, and at the moment, I want to do everything I can to keep my immune system strong and stay healthy.

Cue Berry Turmeric Smoothie.

Immune Boosting Turmeric Smoothie. An easy blend of berries, spinach, oats, and golden spices to create a natural cold-fighting remedy to kick start your day! Awesome breakfast and snack.

This smoothie recipe is quite flexible, so feel free to adjust it to your taste. If you want it to be a smoothie for flu or cold fighting, I recommend keeping the ingredients I listed above as a base, but you can feel free to add additional.

If you like your breakfast smoothies on the sweeter side, try making a turmeric banana smoothie or turmeric pineapple smoothie (1/4 to 1/2 cup extra of each fruit will do the trick, or add both for a tropical twist).

If you’re looking to make this turmeric smoothie for kids, consider adding a few extra berries to make sure that any hint of spinach is covered. I’d also recommend honey or banana to up the sweetness. The fact that this is a turmeric green smoothie can be our little secret.

Berry Turmeric Smoothie

Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies
Prep Time:
3 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Berry Turmeric Smoothie with blueberry, spinach, ginger, and honey. A perfect healthy breakfast smoothie to kick start your mornings! This easy smoothie is great for kids because you can't taste or see the green. Other health benefits include acting as a natural immune booster, cold remedy, and anti-inflammation drink.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk — or milk of choice
  • 2 cups baby spinach — about 2 large handfuls
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt — or dairy-free yogurt of choice
  • 3 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries — I used a blend of blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Ground Turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Ground Ginger
  • 2-3 teaspoons honey — or swap agave or maple syrup to make vegan, plus additional to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the ingredients in a high-powered blender in the order listed: almond milk, spinach, yogurt, oats, berries, turmeric, ginger, and 2 teaspoons honey. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness as desired. If you do not have a high-powered blender, I recommend blending the almond milk, spinach, and yogurt first, and then adding the other ingredients. Enjoy immediately.
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Berry Turmeric Smoothie, Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1(of 2), about 10 ounces) — Calories: 151, Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 124mg, Carbohydrates: 27g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 16g, Protein: 8g

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Immune Boosting Turmeric Smoothie with blueberry, spinach, ginger, oatmeal, and honey. A perfect breakfast to kick start your mornings! This easy smoothie is great for kids because you can't see the green. Other health benefits include acting as a natural cold remedy and anti-inflammation drink. #turmeric #smoothie #immuneboost #inflammation

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About Erin Clarke

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6 comments

  1. Erin, this sounds awesome! I want to try it (and I’m not even sick!) It looks chocolatey. I’m wondering if adding some cocoa powder would be a good idea. Love the idea of using Turmeric and Ginger! Thanks for another great recipe!

    • Hi Laurie, I haven’t tried adding cocoa powder since I enjoy the flavors as-is, but if you think you might like that addition, you are welcome to experiment.

  2. I will be adding this to my repertoire, but I thought I’d spout in just a smidge. Make sure to add a couple of grinds of pepper — at least one. That way, you’ll get benefit from the turmeric as pepper unlocks the anti-inflammatory properties.

  3. LOVE turmeric in my smoothies!!

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