Chef Lena Ksanti: Orange Banana Turmeric Smoothie


Chef Lena Ksanti: Orange Banana Turmeric Smoothie

Lena Ksanti: Creator of PureVeganFood

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Would you like to start your day with an awesome antioxidant-packed smoothie? This turmeric smoothie recipe is perfect for that, plus it contains oranges for a delicious dose of vitamin C. Turmeric brings wonderful color, it warms up the smoothie and has anti-inflammatory benefits. Turmeric has a slightly bitter taste. You can use fresh turmeric root or ground powder. By blending turmeric with sweet fruit and/or a sweetener, you won’t even notice it in your smoothie. Start with a small amount if you’re new to this spice and increase it as desired.


2 oranges

2 ripe bananas

1 frozen banana

½ – 1 tsp turmeric powder

½-inch fresh ginger, peeled

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp maca powder (optional)

½ cup chilled coconut water


1 persimmon

¹/³ cup blueberries

¼ cup raspberries

½ banana, sliced

½ apple, sliced

1 tbsp hemp hearts

3 sliced dehydrated dragon fruit

¼ cup coconut meat, sliced

1 tsp pumpkin seeds


Add all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth. Taste and adjust flavors as needed. Add toppings and serve. It’s the best way to start your day and pack your body full of antioxidants.

Lena Ksanti is the creator of PureVeganFood, a plant-based whole foods blog focusing on how fresh, healthy and exciting dishes can be created with ease and to inspire others to make healthier food choices.