Nectarine + Spiced Carrot Summer Smoothie

This gorgeous, orange-colored smoothie tastes as good as it looks. The orange color is a sign of its high beta-carotene content, which is an antioxidant important for eye health. The magical medicinal ingredient, turmeric, cranks up the flavor by adding a unique spicy kick, plus it's highly anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants.  

Flavor-wise, fresh turmeric root is sweeter and milder than dried turmeric powder. Fresh turmeric root has an orange and ginger flavor and is also slightly pungent and bitter. Dried turmeric powder tastes rather woodsy and is significantly more pungent and bitter. Keep that in mind if you decide to use dried turmeric rather than fresh turmeric root. You’ll want to decrease the quantity of dried turmeric to around ¼ teaspoon or so.

I hope you enjoy this easy recipe! Let me know what you think in the comments.


1 c. sliced nectarine

½ c. sliced, peeled carrot

½ c. diced pineapple

¼ c. orange juice, or ½ orange

¼ c. plain Greek yogurt

A pinch to ½ tsp turmeric (to taste, and flavor profile varies depending on if you use fresh or dried turmeric)

Add it all to your blender and blend until smooth.

Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Live Superfoods

Recipe courtesy of Dr. Oz The Good Life


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