Goji-Orange-Turmeric Smoothie (“The Immunity Booster”)

Goji-Orange-Turmeric Smoothie (“The Immunity Booster”) | coconutandberries.com

I’m trying not to get too distracted from work right now (still going on the dissertation but I’m definitely on the home stretch!) but I thought I’d stop by and share this recipe as, if you folks are anything like me, you could do with a little mid-week pick me up.

This Goji-Orange-Turmeric Smoothie is exactly that!

Goji-Orange-Turmeric Smoothie (“The Immunity Booster”) | coconutandberries.com

I’m usually not one for fresh and fruity smoothies and prefer the creamy, often chocolat-ey kind! But this one here is a little different and contains some seriously powerful ingredients in the nutrition stakes, as well as being exceptionally tasty.

Goji berries: Touted as a “superfood”. Gram for gram, goji berries contain more vitamin C than oranges and more beta-carotene than carrots. Beta-carotene is important for healthy skin and eyes.

Turmeric: High in curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Ginger: Boosts immunity, eases digestion, improves circulation  and also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Oranges: Very high in vitamin C, vital for a healthy immune system.

Goji-Orange-Turmeric Smoothie (“The Immunity Booster”) | coconutandberries.com

I managed to pick up a cold some time last week but am feeling better already. I can’t say it was just this smoothie which did it but I’m sure looking after myself with nourishing food helped!

Ill or not, I’ll be making this smoothie regularly. The flavours are hard to describe…tangy, soothing and sweet…they all sound conflicting but I promise all those elements are there. Give it a go and let me know what you think.

Goji-Orange-Turmeric Smoothie (“The Immunity Booster”) | coconutandberries.com

Goji-Orange-Turmeric Smoothie (“The Immunity Booster”)

Yield: 1 large serving or 2-3 small

Ingredients

  • 2 Medium oranges, peeled and any excess pith removed
  • 1/2 C Coconut water OR almond milk OR water
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 3 Tbsp Goji berries
  • 1/2 " pc Peeled ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut nectar OR Maple syrup
  • 3/4 C Ice

Instructions

  1. Blend everything together in a high-power blender, until completely smooth (My Froothie Optimum 9400 pulverizes the goji berries pretty quickly but it might take a few minutes in a less powerful blender).
  2. Add the ice and blend again.
  3. Serve immediately.
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Goji-Orange-Turmeric Smoothie (“The Immunity Booster”) | coconutandberries.com

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  1. Jane says

    I liked this! But I read recently (can’t off-hand think where) that turmeric is one of those things that is far better for you if it is cooked – any thoughts?

    • says

      That’s so interesting Jane. I’ve never read that. In fact, it’s usually the reverse that spices/herbs lose nutritional properties in cooking. If you do find an article on it please send it my way as I’d be interested to read it.

      Glad you enjoyed the smoothie anyway!

    • says

      I’ve seen turmeric “lates” about and have been intrigued but am not so sure I’m convinved by creamy and turmeric together. That’s why I changed track from my normal creamy smoothies here and went fruity instead!

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