So, maybe I should have included ginger in my post of foods that I thought I didn’t like? I guess I never thought I didn’t like ginger – I just knew I didn’t like ginger-ale very much. I haven’t really used ginger much except sparingly in baked goods. Recently, I just cannot get enough ginger. First it was the Zesty Blueberry Overnight Oats with Sweet Lemon Cream and then of course the inspired Strawberry-Ginger-Lemon Smoothie. I have two more ginger infused smoothies for you today, one is just a copycat of these other two recipes and the other is a smoothie sure to easy and digestive troubles you may have. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go to the store for more ginger! Can’t stop. Won’t stop.
Blueberry Ginger Smoothie
This smoothie is pretty much a copycat of the Strawberry Ginger Smoothie, however I streamlined the recipe a bit by simply adding whole, soaked cashews instead of using cashew cream (because I know most of my readers aren’t inclined to have leftover cashew cream in their fridges!). You can’ always add some greens to this smoothie but I do love color therapy sometimes.
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ¼ tsp. powdered ginger
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup soaked cashews
- 1.5-ish cups almond milk
- 1 banana
Blend all ingredients together, adding banana last.
Green Apple Ginger Smoothie
This smoothie is a wonderful cleanser and would be great at healing digestive woes like nausea or constipation. Both ginger and apple cider vinegar are great for digestion and chia seeds act like little internal scrubbers that will clear you out in no time (with the help of all the wonderful plant fiber, of course!).
- Handful of spinach
- 3 romaine leaves
- 1/2 green apple
- 1-2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (beginners use 1)
- 1 small piece fresh ginger or 1/4 tsp. powdered ginger
- 1-2 tbsp. chia seeds (soaked/gelled first if you’re so inclined)
- Lemon juice, optional but it does brighten the flavor
Blend all ingredients until smooth, adding ice if needed. Warning: this smoothie is not for the faint of heart. If you’re new to green smoothies or apple cider vinegar, I would suggest adding some stevia to help offset the tang.
Do you have any flavor obsession right now? Mine would definitely be berries-lemon-ginger.