Smoothie with ginger and skyr

Smoothie with ginger and skyr

15 min
Enjoy a simple yet flavour-packed smoothie with ginger, creamy vanilla skyr, fresh turmeric root, and a splash of refreshing orange juice. This delightful blend offers a distinct balance between the zesty, spicy notes of ginger and turmeric and the sweet, smooth finish of vanilla skyr and citrusy orange. It is a delicious way to start your day, and it is quick and easy to make, perfect for mornings or snacks! So, if your morning routine could use a little shake-up, this smoothie might just be it!


  • Blend skyr, orange juice, ginger, and the remaining ingredients at the highest speed for approximately 15 seconds.
  • Divide the smoothie between 2 cold glasses and serve immediately.

It is important to choose the right fresh ginger and turmeric root to get the best flavour possible in the smoothie. They should both feel firm to the touch. If they are soft or shrivelled, they have likely lost some of their potency. Ginger should have smooth, shiny skin, while turmeric should be bright in colour. For the freshest picks, look for roots with a spicy, fresh aroma. And remember, the fresher they are, the more flavoursome the drink will be.


When it comes to blending your ingredients, balance is crucial. Ginger, while delicious, is also quite strong in flavour and can easily dominate the other flavours in the drink if you are not careful. Stick to the recipe and add the listed amount or a bit less if you are not used to the flavour, then blend and taste. You can always add more if you want a stronger flavour. Some fresh ginger will also be stronger in taste than others, which is also why it is a good idea to taste-test the drink before adding more. The same rule applies to turmeric, although it is a bit less intense than ginger.

Questions about smoothies with ginger

If you have never tried a smoothie with ginger before, you may have a few questions about it. So, we have provided answers to some of the most asked questions about this combo below for you to read before getting started on the recipe.

What does ginger taste like in a smoothie?
In smoothies, ginger adds a distinct warm, slightly spicy, and zesty flavour. It cuts through the sweetness of fruits and provides a refreshing aftertaste. Its distinctive punch can liven up smoothies without overwhelming the overall taste. Now, pair this with turmeric and orange juice. Turmeric’s mild sweetness and earthy notes marry wonderfully with ginger's zing, while the orange juice adds a burst of vibrant citrus. You can also add more ginger to give the smoothie a clearly spicy note which is also quite delicious and refreshing during the day!
What goes well with ginger in a smoothie?
Ginger is quite versatile and pairs with lots of different flavours that are perfect for smoothies. We opted for turmeric and orange juice to create a balanced and intriguing taste as well as a balanced, harmonious flavour profile. But you can also go with other citrus fruits like grapefruit, lemon, or lime, try different exotic fruits like pineapple or mango, or add a splash of tropical coconut milk or coconut water. Bananas are also ideal, mellowing out the spiciness as well as adding an extra creamy touch to the smoothie.
Do you peel ginger for a smoothie?
Yes, you should peel fresh ginger before grating and using it in smoothies if you want a smooth texture. This is because the skin can be tough and fibrous. But, if the ginger is very young and fresh, with thin, delicate skin, peeling might not be necessary. You should, however, always ensure that it is thoroughly washed first. If you choose to peel it, it is quite easy with a spoon or vegetable peeler depending on how thick the skin is.


Vanilla Arla® Skyr
600 ml
Orange juice
100 ml
Finely grated fresh ginger
1½ tsp
Finely grated fresh turmeric root
1½ tsp
Ice cubes

Delicious and easy breakfast – zingy and spiced skyr smoothie with ginger and turmeric

Why not kick-start your morning with an invigorating blend of vanilla skyr, fresh ginger, fresh turmeric, and orange juice? This zingy and spiced smoothie is the perfect easy breakfast that will awaken your senses and prepare you for the day ahead. The combination of orange juice and vanilla skyr creates a creamy, sweet base that wonderfully contrasts with the earthy and slightly spicy flavours of ginger and turmeric. The vibrant citrus notes of the orange juice balance the zing of ginger, while the hint of sweetness in turmeric complements the creamy vanilla skyr. Plus, the ease of blending these ingredients makes it a delicious and fuss-free way to start your day!

Bright and warm colours from sweet turmeric and spicy ginger

The bright yellow of turmeric and the warm hues of ginger are not just visually appealing, but they also bring an exciting depth of flavour to the smoothie. Sweet turmeric, with its mild earthy tones, is the perfect partner to the more robust, zesty, and slightly spicy character of ginger. The warmth from the ginger and the subtle sweetness from the turmeric create a beautifully balanced, layered taste. When combined with the vibrant tang of orange juice, these ingredients light up the drink with their distinctive tastes, creating a harmonious fusion of flavours that is both refreshing and deeply satisfying. One sip of this drink, and you will be hooked!

Experiment with a carrot and ginger smoothie

If you are in the mood for a little experimentation, why not try adding carrots? The sweet, slightly earthy flavour of carrot is a match made in heaven with the bold, zesty kick of ginger and the warm flavour of turmeric. A carrot and ginger smoothie offers a delicious new twist to our recipe, with the gentle sweetness of the carrot tempering ginger's spicy punch and turmeric's warm, also slightly spicy flavour. The result is a beautifully balanced drink that is sure to wake up your taste buds. Plus, the vibrant orange colour from the carrot adds a delightful visual appeal to your glass. So go ahead, get creative with your smoothie! For more delectable smoothies perfect for breakfast, try our mango smoothie with green juice , skyr smoothie with oats , or a dragon fruit smoothie bowl .