Recipe: Ginger Lime Turmeric Smoothie

Recipe courtesy of Melissa Halas, MA, RD, CDE of Melissa's Healthy Living

During cold and flu season, daily exercise and good sleep are essential! Boosting nutrient-dense whole foods with concentrated antioxidants and phytochemicals, like turmeric, ginger, and lime can also help keep your immune system functioning at its best! I often cook with kale, but if it’s about to expire, I’ll put it back in the original bag it came in and store it in the freezer to add to smoothies later. I make this green smoothie on nights I don’t want to cook and usually serve it with something small, like an apple with peanut butter, a slice of toast with pesto, or some cottage cheese.

Try this tasty immune boosting smoothie to help you stay healthy all year long!

Servings: 1


  • 4 " piece fresh ginger root peeled

  • 2 " piece fresh turmeric root peeled

  • 8 ounces filtered water

  • 1 scoop whey protein powder

  • 1 small fuji apple diced

  • 1 1/2 cups pre-washed kale chopped

  • 1 whole lime peeled and cut in 4 parts

  • a few ice cubes


  • Juice the ginger and turmeric root in a juicer OR cut the ginger and turmeric amount in half and blend whole. Put in a blender.

  • Add water, protein powder, diced apple, kale, peeled lime, and ice cubes into the blender.

  • Blend until smooth.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 7g

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