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Turmeric Sunshine Juice: Day 20

10 Comments 22 January 2014

Turmeric Sunshine Juice: Day 20

Good morning, sunshines! It’s Day 20 of my New Year’s Juicing Challenge, and I’ve got a fabulous juice to share with you. It’s actually a twist on the Morning Zinger as it has a grapefruit and ginger base. I got this idea from a Facebook post by the Juice Brothers in Nashville. Check them out!


This juice has a magical ingredient that has me all excited. Turmeric! This wonder root is best known as a key ingredient in curry. It’s also great for getting that bright yellow color in your raw cheeses. I’ve been hearing about the health benefits of turmeric in the media lately, so when The Juice Brothers suggested juicing it I was all about it.


Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and its benefits seem to be endless:

  • Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Prevention of Cancer cell growth
  • Help for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Prevention of Colon Cancer
  • Halts Prostate Cancer
  • Protects against Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Improves Liver Function

Read more here.

You may not have access to the turmeric root. I was thrilled to find these nubby little fingerlings at my local Whole Foods. If you can’t find any, this recipe can also be made with ground turmeric.


Either juice the turmeric root with the other ingredients or add the powder afterwards.


Have a great morning, sunshines!

Turmeric Sunshine Juice

by Heather


  • 2 grapefruits, peeled
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 2 inches of ginger root
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder or 6 inches tumeric root
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper


1. Run fruits and roots through the juicer.

2. Add spices and whisk to mix.

Yields 2 1/4 cups of juice


Readers, dish!

  • Do you cook with turmeric?
  • Have you ever juiced turmeric root?

Juice_BadgeThis recipe was shared at Wellness Weekends, Vegan Mondays Recipe RoundupRaw Foods Thursdays, and Healthy Vegan Fridays.

Your Comments

10 Comments so far

  1. Wow! Two inches of ginger and cyanne pepper?! Holy spicy juice! I’m a spice whimp, but I have juiced tumeric before. I found some whole pieces at WF’s a while ago. Couldn’t really taste anything because of the other ingredients, but I was happy to have the health benefits none-the-less :) I need to sneak tumeric into my foods more often. It’s a shame to not take advantage of all of that goodness!

  2. Kristin says:

    what does tumeric taste like?

  3. amber says:

    Hi Heather,

    You are 100% correct with the turmeric. I’ve been taking turmeric pills for year for Crohns (a form of inflammatory bowel disease). It is a great natural anti-inflammatory. I also take it for monthly headaches.

    This juice is amazing. I bet this would be great too for colds! Wowza.

    And great job on day 20. You rock.

  4. Wow what a combination you have there. I’ll be keeping an eye out for fresh tumeric so I can give it a whirl too.

  5. This makes me really want to get my juice on; thanks for linking up to HVF!

  6. So pretty! Sounds tasty too =)

  7. Cool, I never thought of juicing turmeric root! I think I saw some fresh at Whole Foods, too. Hopefully I’m going to juice this weekend; I may have to give this a whirl! Question: I’m wondering what other veggies I can add, but still keep that gorgeous orange color. Maybe peeled cukes?

  8. Donna says:

    Is this one serving? I can never tell if juicing recipes are 1 or 2 servings

  9. Christine Pincince says:

    what about putting the wonderful ingredients in a vitamix and getting all the extra nutrition from the pulp?? Can it be done with this combo? could you exchange or add black pepper for the spice? I read that pepper makes the turmeric work better. Is that true?

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