Turmeric, Ginger and Mango Smoothie

By Desiree Nielsen


Friday, May 12th

Let’s talk turmeric, shall we?

My love of turmeric shows no signs of slowing down. I love the earthy, spicy note it adds to my dishes and how grounded I feel when I eat it. Turmeric has the ability to help fight chronic inflammation and it may even have a prebiotic effect for a healthier gut flora. It’s an important part of my diet and I feel so much better when I am consuming it regularly.

This is such a healthy way to wake up in the morning and such a sunny colour. Cashews add healthy fats to boost absorption and blood sugar-balancing protein. This is a breakfast that can really set the tone for the day. Even if you only have three minutes in the morning, you can make this smoothie and leave the house feeling good about doing a little something for yourself in the midst of a crazy morning. Try it…and let me know how you like it!

Turmeric, Ginger and Mango Smoothie

Serves One

Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free


Blend all ingredients together! If you want, you can also soak the cashews in water in the fridge overnight but it isn’t necessary.

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Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She runs a nutrition consulting practice with a focus on inflammation, digestion and plant-centred diets. Desiree is the author of a book on anti-inflammatory nutrition called Un-Junk Your Diet: How to shop, cook and eat to fight inflammation and feel better, forever and Banish the Bloat, a digestive health program. She is also co-founder of My Healthy Gut, an innovative and research-backed iOS app for digestive health.