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A side shot of two turmeric smoothies in glasses on a serving tray with a garnish of lime, mint, and flowers.

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

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5 from 4 reviews

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20 - 24 ounces 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This vegan Turmeric Smoothie recipe with golden milk is the perfect breakfast or easy snack made with tropical ingredients such as turmeric, pineapple, mango, ginger, and banana for a naturally sweetened, paleo, & kid-friendly recipe that can be prepped in minutes and taken on the go! 


To brew the Golden Milk:
  • 16 to 18 ounces (2 + cups) coconut or almond milk (plain and unsweetened)
  • 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon honey, maple syrup, or agave (adjust to your liking)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of black pepper
Ingredients to add for Smoothie:
  • brewed golden milk (above)
  • 1 small banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups diced pineapple or papaya (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup diced mango (fresh or frozen)
  • optional fresh mint to garnish.
  • optional add ins –protein powder, chia seed, flax, etc.


  1. First, brew the golden milk by combining all 5 ingredients into a small saucepan or stock pot. Bring to a quick boil and reduce to a low simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk until blended.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool down to room temperature, or place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the fresh/frozen fruit to a blender and pour the cooled golden milk on top. Add any optional mix-ins you desire.
  4. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately with fresh mint (optional) or pour in to cups and place in fridge for serve later.


For thicker smoothies, use frozen fruit. 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: drinks
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 8 ounces
  • Calories: 182
  • Sugar: 28.6 g
  • Sodium: 166.7 mg
  • Fat: 3.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg