Sunshine Smoothie

Sunshine smoothie with fresh turmeric and ginger root and beets is an antioxidant powerhouse with plenty of fiber.

Sunshine Smoothie is sweet from the beets, bananas, and orange, and spicy from the ginger and turmeric. vegetable, you may love the beet in this smoothie.

Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries to treat inflammatory issues. Turmeric, or rather curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric), helps alleviate and treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, joint pain, cystic fibrosis, and cancer.

Sunshine Smoothie

Detoxify with beets, the beet greens and stems, and citrus. They help the liver flush out the toxins.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Tania Van Pelt


  • 1 red or golden beet with stems and leaves thoroughly washed, diced
  • 1 chunk of fresh ginger about 2 inches, chopped or coarsely grated
  • 1 chunk of fresh turmeric about 1 inch long, chopped or coarsely grated
  • 1 banana peeled, chopped
  • 1 orange peeled, chopped
  • 1 lemon peeled, chopped
  • 1 scoop of plant-based protein powder
  • Filtered water
  • Ice


  1. Thoroughly wash all ingredients.
  2. In a blender add the chopped beet, ginger, turmeric, orange, lemon, and banana, add about 1 cup of water, enough to barely cover. Blend until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the beet stems and leaves. Blend until smooth, about a minute.
  4. If using, add a scoop of protein powder and a cup of ice. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Make sure to use all organic produce and filtered water for this smoothie. You won't reap all the amazing benefits unless you're using fresh and organic fruits and vegetables. And, be sure to use the tops of the beets - the stems and leaves. Great in smoothies or soups.