5 Reasons to Eat Tumeric Every Day + Tropical Turmeric Smoothie Recipe

You may have heard of this spice – found in Indian cuisine – and long used in ancient medicine. Now find out 5 reasons you need to eat turmeric every day, including a delicious Tropical Turmeric Smoothie!

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Often used as a spicy and flavorful ingredient in Indian cuisine, turmeric is one herb you don’t want to live without. The flavor turmeric brings to your kitchen is only the first benefit on a very long list of reasons why turmeric should always in your spice rack

How to Use Turmeric in the Kitchen

If you’re ready to add turmeric to your diet, I’ve got some important things for you to know first.

Turmeric is fat-soluble (which means it dissolves in fats) so it’s best consumed with fatty foods, and this doesn’t mean eat turmeric on top of your cheeseburger. It means to combine turmeric with healthy fats, such as avocados, coconut oil and nuts (soaked or sprouted works best), to allow the body to better absorb turmeric properly.

Spice up your stir-fry with some turmeric. It adds an extra boost of flavor and color to your favorite dishes. It’s excellent with fish, vegetables, rice, and other foods. Add some coconut oil to your cooking along with turmeric to get additional benefits.

An extra tip when eating turmeric is to add it with black ground pepper. It seems weird that another spice could help turmeric absorption but it’s true. Black pepper can increase the bioavailability (rate of absorption) of turmeric by over 1000 times.

What Can I Use Turmeric In?

You can use turmeric in so many ways as a spice to flavor dishes or even as a garnish:

  1. Add it to scrambles and frittatas. Use a pinch of turmeric in scrambled eggs, a frittata, or tofu scramble
  2. Toss it with roasted vegetables.
  3. Add it to rice
  4. Try it with greens
  5. Use it in soups
  6. Blend it into a smoothie. Like a Tropical Turmeric Smoothie (recipe below)
  7. Make tea

What Flavors Go Well with Turmeric?

In terms of flavor pairing, it will largely depend on your own tastes but here are some popular spices to marry with turmeric. You can even try some of these in the Turmeric Smoothie:

  • Cardamom
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Mustard seed
  • Cinnamon
  • Fennel Seed
  • Chili Powder
  • Fenugreek

How to Make This Turmeric Smoothie – Step by Step

  • Add all ingredients to a blender.
  • Puree for a minute or two.
  • Enjoy.

Tips for Making This Tropical Turmeric Smoothie Recipe

  • Try and buy your ingredients organic when you can, but I’ll tell you a secret… I use frozen organic mango, pineapple, oranges, and bananas so that I ALWAYS have the ingredients for my smoothie.
  • One of the best things about smoothies is that you can experiment as much as you want. As long as you add turmeric to the recipe, you’ll be boosting the health benefits of your smoothie and creating a strong, and healthy foundation for your body and home!
  • So use turmeric as your starting point and experiment on.

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Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

Don’t Mess With Mama
You may have heard of this spice – found in Indian cuisine – and long used in ancient medicine. Now find out 5 reasons you need to eat turmeric every day.
5 from 67 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 746 kcal


  • Blender
  • Tall glass



  • Add all ingredients to a blender.
  • Puree for a 1-2 minutes until all ingredients are blended together.
  • Pour and serve in a tall glass.


Calories: 746kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 6gFat: 62gSaturated Fat: 54gSodium: 32mgPotassium: 1113mgFiber: 4gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 970IUVitamin C: 42.6mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 8.7mg
Keyword tropical smoothie, Turmeric drinks
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  1. 5 stars
    I love using turmeric and found this article really helpful, especially with the cold and flu season coming up. The smoothie sounds delicious!