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An overhead shot of two clear glasses filled with spicy turmeric smoothie. The cups are garnished with a [ineapple wedge and there are glass straws in the cups.
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4.80 from 10 votes

Spicy Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie

Top Chef All-Star Gregory Gourdet’s spicy pineapple smoothie is the refreshingly zingy and healthy tropical treat you’ll be blending up all summer long! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: nom nom paleo, nomnompaleo, paleo, smoothie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Michelle Tam


  • 2 cups pineapple chunks about 1-inch
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup full fat coconut milk well shaken
  • inch fresh turmeric peeled and thinly sliced against the grain (or 1½ teaspoons ground turmeric)
  • ½ medium ripe banana
  • 1 Medjool date pitted
  • ¼ Thai chili pepper or a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup ice cubes


  • Combine everything but the ice in the belnder.
  • Plop in the ice. Put on the lid and blend on high speed untl as smooth as possible, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Divide into two cups and serve right away.



Recipe adapted slightly with permission from Everyone’s Table by Gregory Gourdet, copyright © 2021. Published by Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
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Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 51g