Berry and Turmeric Smoothie

Berry Turmeric Smoothie I just got back from the gym and I would like to tell you about my incredible records, of a long strenuous workout consisting of several exercises such as  ballistic swimmers stretch (!?), back extensions, abs, squats… and above all fast and long runs. Of all the activities I can do in the gym, running  jogging  is my favorite. Unfortunately I don’t enjoy running as much as I love the idea of running. I tried with any kind of music in my headphones, just to get distracted, to run pretending that I’m not running but neither the jazz of Nina Simone nor the rock of Guns ‘N Roses worked for me. I get bored: the time on the treadmill is the slowest time ever.

berries-turmeric-smoothie-1032 So, yeah, I would like to tell about inspirational workout sessions but I can only divulge a story of an unremarkable and middling 10 mins run at 8 km/hr (don’t laugh at me, I can see you) plus 10 minute rowing  I get through just because the rowing machine is placed in a room that’s usually empty, allowing me to close the eyes and dream of being on a boat along the Seine.

berries-turmeric-smoothie-1029 After this immense workout 🙂 a smoothie made with natural yogurt, berries and a half a teaspoon of turmeric comes to help me feel fresh and forceful again. Turmeric is a powerful but safe anti-inflammatory, historically used as such in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. I use it as a salvific powder in my smoothies (the one you see here was made after my previous tremendous workout), teas and curries. I need one right now. I do not know if as a consolation prize or as an invigorating drink for the tired body. Well, whatever.

Berry and Turmeric Smoothie


  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup plain natural yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix for 10-30 seconds. Add more honey if you like your smoothie sweeter.

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  • Alessandra // the foodie teen July 1, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    I love your honesty, that’s me most days as well! Although sometimes I run at 10k/hour for twenty minutes instead 😉

    • Daniela @FoodRecipesHQ July 1, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      Ahahahha thanks Alexandra, thanks for cheering me up! One day I’ll get there too, hopefully… 🙂

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health July 1, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I’m the same way with running! It seems like a great idea until I’m doing it and then I just want it to end, haha.

    But the post-run smoothie is always a nice treat. I love the idea to add turmeric. I’ll have to give it a try!

  • Tiff | July 1, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Bahaha I need to start working out more often. I admire your athleticism!

    Turmeric in a smoothie??? Well, you know what, now that I think of it, turmeric seems to be the spice trend these days. I’ve seen a turmeric latte at my local library so its appearance in a smoothie is quite interesting. I think I’ll give your recipe a go tomorrow just to experiment. I’ll let you know how it goes! Looks great though.

    I see your post-processing your photos differently! I read somewhere that you started shooting in RAW & then went back to JPG. Don’t do ittttt. You lose so much data when you go back to JPG that it’s difficult to edit your photos in Lightroom without adding noise back into it. I mean, it’s possible because you can get rid of a lot of the noise, but I mean….RAW is the way to go, sister!

  • Daniela July 2, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Wow, what a workout, I’m getting breathless just by reading about it.
    Can somebody get me a glass of this fantastic berry and Tumeric smoothie to regain energy and enjoy the summery flavor ??

  • GiGi Eats July 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

    I would never in a million years add turmeric to a smoothie! You’ve got some guts!! 🙂

    • Daniela @FoodRecipesHQ July 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      Luckily, no taste of turmeric in here, it’s all well covered by the berries 🙂

  • Lail | With A Spin July 2, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Turmeric is a kitchen staple for me but I would have in million years not think of adding it to a berry smoothie. Now that I see it, I am intrigued.

  • Kiran @ July 3, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Yummy!! My go-to recovery have always been smoothies. With added turmeric!

  • Rosa July 3, 2014 at 10:31 am

    An interesting combination. This healthy smooth must taste divine.



  • Jess @ July 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Wow, this smoothie looks amazing! I love the vibrancy and colour- so pretty! Never tried turmeric in a smoothie, but seeing as it has many benefits I think I’ll give it a go! Thanks for sharing, Daniela! 😀

  • Consuelo - Honey & Figs July 6, 2014 at 12:47 am

    HATE HATE HATE the treadmill BUT I adore running outdoors. Seriously, I could spend hours doing soo – why don’t you try running outside? Or swimming? You might find them more exciting! Anyway, I hope you find something you enjoy! 🙂
    These smoothies look glorious – what a beautiful color! xx

  • Asmita July 9, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    So healthy and delicious!! Perfect pick me up, anytime!