blueberry smoothie

Wild Blueberry Turmeric Smoothie

Prevent inflammation and recover faster with this easy drink recipe.

Wild blueberries contain two times the antioxidants of regular, cultivated ones. “They make a great addition to your post-workout smoothie,” says Kara Lydon, a nutritionist and yoga instructor based in Boston. "Black pepper in a smoothie may seem surprising, but it can actually help increase the absorption of curcumin, the active anti-inflammatory ingredient in turmeric,” she adds.

Serves Two


  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (or ¼ teaspoon ground)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk


  1. In a food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.