Raw Recipes: Fresh Turmeric Juice

by Ruth

A super yummy Aruyvedic drink to help your liver, support immune system and is great for keeping a singer’s throat soothed. I first tried this drink at Indus restaurant in Bali, and it blew my mind!!! As soon as we came home I recreated it in my kitchen…



– 5 pieces of fresh turmeric root, washed
– 1 lemon
– warm water
– 2 tablespoon honey
– cold water


Put the turmeric root, and the the lemon through your juicer, you can put the pulp back a second and maybe even a third time to get all the goodness out.

Leave the juicer running and pour about 1/2 cup warm water through.

Mix in the honey. If you don’t want to use honey, either swap the lemon for an orange or use a different sweetener (it wont be as medicinal, but it will be sweeter…)

Top up with 1-2 cups cold water and store in fridge (keeps for a few days).

Serve over ice in short glasses. Turmeric also goes really well with freshly juiced pineapple and gives you a nice natural buzzy feeling..


  1. Sadhana says

    I have also had this in Bali and want to try it. You say 5 pieces of the root could you perhaps give an idea of that on inches? Also would grated be OK


  2. Laura says

    I don’t have a juicer, but I do have a vitamix. Can I make this in my vitamix? Is it necessary to separate the fiber from the juice, or do you think it’s okay to consume it all together in a “juice” form like what can be made in a high speed blender??


  3. says

    I think it would be totally fine to leave the fibre in. I recently fell in love with putting whole chunks of turmeric root into green smoothies, especially ones with aloe and cacao. and YES, its okay to drink while breastfeeding, ideal actually. It helps with your own liver function and also some of the healing benefits of the turmeric will be transferred to your nursling through your milk. I also used to drink this a lot to combat morning sickness (it worked!)


  4. Sherman Stayton says

    Hi Ruth,Thanks for the great recipe.It taste really good,only one problem with it .It has stained my wife juicer and she won’t let user her juicer again.I think i might go an get my own juicer.
    Thanks again Sherman


    Reply by Pamela Pollock on February 1st, 2012

    you can use any kind of oxyclean product and let your juicer parts soak in warm water with the oxyclean for over an hour and it will remove staining from high carotene colored vegetables!


    Reply by oksana on August 9th, 2012

    Thank you for this. I tried it tonight and wasn’t concerned too much about the color…but now my juicer parts are covered in sticky resin that I cannot get off. I wasn’t expecting this at all. Has anyone else had this experience? I’m using a kempo twin gear.


  5. Shauna says

    Thank you for this recipe – this drink is delicious!
    Wish I had known beforehand the turmeric was going to turn my hands (not to mention my kitchen) yellow. I had never used fresh turmeric before, I actually bought it by mistake – I was making a curry and picked it up at the Asian market, I thought it was galangal. It definitely wasn’t, oops. This was a great way to use the rest of the big package I bought.
    Buzzy feeling is right, I felt loopy after I drinking it. In a good way though.


  6. Jim says

    I am having a hard time finding turmeric root. I’ve checked the local grocery stores including Whole Foods & Wegmans… I am looking into the local spice shops but those that I’ve checked are not in business any more. Do you have any suggestion? I live in Marlton, NJ which is near Philadelphia.


    Reply by Gina on September 9th, 2013

    Hi Jim, I know sometimes it can be a little difficult to find the actual root. It is around though. There are two Farmers Markets I found that may have it, I am not sure if these are in your area ? One in Westmount on Wednesday nights and one in Collingswood on Saturday. If that doesn’t work I would call your local Indian or even Thai restaurant, they may have access to some. I think there are a few other Health Food stores in your area, you might give them a call too. Turmeric powder is easy to come by and I presume Whole Foods carried that. If not, there are many online suppliers – you can check out Amazon, Longevity Warehouse, etc. Hooe this is of some help. :). Gina BE Coach


  7. Rachel says

    This looks delicious and a great way to incorporate the healing benefits of turmeric on a daily basis. I’m looking forward to trying it!


  8. says

    Turmeric or haldi, is one of India’s most widely used spices. Not only it is used to add colour and taste to our food but also as a cosmetic. It has also become a part of our rituals. One of the most important ceremonies of Indian weddings is the haldi ceremony where a paste made of turmeric is applied to the bride and the groom’s body as part of their marriage preparations.
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  9. Danielle says

    I make this by grating fresh tumeric and adding 2 cups of water with 1/2-1 cup of raw sugar and squeeze fresh lemon in it. Let it seep in refrigerator for at least 2 hrs. Then strain 1 cup out of mason jar into juice or drink mixture alone and add 1 cup of water back into jar and add sugar if desired. It should last a week repeating thus technique.



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