2 Delicious Ginger Smoothie Recipes, Plus Health Benefits of Ginger

Whenever I feel I’m falling into the rut with my green smoothie routine (you know, the same old strawberry-banana-spinach-celery combination over and over again), I love to add some new ingredients to create new taste combinations and boost nutrition.

This time, I decided to go for some ginger, which I don’t use very often in my kitchen. Health benefits of ginger cannot be overstated, including a multitude of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals. Plus you get that distinct peppery-sweet taste, which combines very well with fruits and greens.

Once blended with some greens, frozen fruits, and bananas, you’ll be rocking one healthy ginger smoothie!

Health Benefits of Ginger

Why is ginger so good for you anyways? Here are a few reasons:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties. E.g., studies have shown relief from arthritis.
  • Cancer prevention.  Offers protection against colon, ovarian and other cancers.
  • Motion sickness remedy. Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness.
  • Morning sickness remedy. Ginger is safe and effective at relieving nausea and vomiting.
  • Antioxidant properties.
  • Immune booster. Helps prevent and fight off colds and flu.
  • Supports cardiovascular health.

Now that you’re sold on ginger, it’s time to blend it into a delicious smoothie.

Gingery Green Smoothie

Gingery Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 large handfuls of raw baby spinach
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit: strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, mango, etc.
  • about 1/4 inch ginger root (or you may even start with a smaller piece, just to test the taste)
  • 1-2 cups water (depending on desired consistency)
  • Optional ingredients
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 small cucumber

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend for 30-45 seconds or until the desired consistency is reached.
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Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie Recipe

Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 medium apple, cored
  • 2 large handfuls of raw baby spinach
  • about 1/4 inch ginger root
  • 1-2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend for 30-45 seconds or until the desired consistency is reached.
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For all my blending recipes I use Vitamix. If you don’t already own a VitaMix, I strongly encourage you to check out what this machine is capable of! For more information about VitaMix you can go directly to the VitaMix website. You may also want to read my post about the Best Blender.

I LOVE my VitaMix and highly recommend investing in one if you are ready to make serious changes to your diet. I have had mine for almost 5 years and use it daily!

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Inside my Vitamix: The making of the smoothie.


Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

If you have a favorite recipe, why not submit it here in the comment section of this smoothie recipes blog for others to enjoy too!

I also welcome any comments, questions and suggestions. Thanks!

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