Turmeric Mango Protein Smoothie

by Jennifer McDaniel, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD

“This drink’s base is almond butter, which is rich in satiating protein to power muscles. Mango is packed with vitamins C and A, which promotes immunity and cell growth. Flax seeds’ omega-3 fatty acids improve insulin and glucose metabolism, and some research suggests in can increase blood flow and muscle growth. Turmeric is a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that’s even been linked to increasing neuroplasticity, which can improve our memory and cognition. Turmeric can be especially be helpful if you’re learning how to master a new skill in your sport; it’s also been proven to reduce recovery time and increase endurance and performance.”


  • ¾ cup skim milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • ½ tsp turmeric, ground


Nutrition: 365 calories, 38 g fat (1 g saturated), 7 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 62 g carbs, 7 g fiber, 37 g sugars, 25 g protein