Why We Love Ginger in Smoothies
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You may have heard it before, but there is nothing better than adding some ginger to your smoothies! This might seem like a very strange addition to some, but trust us, it’s amazing. Not only does ginger add a boost of exotic flavor to your smoothies, but it also enhances the benefits of your smoothies as well! Let’s talk more about adding ginger smoothie recipes and why it’s on our list of favorite smoothie ingredients!
Ginger and Its Countless Benefits Through History
It cannot be denied that ginger has been used for decades now, primarily for its medicinal properties and the many health benefits that it has to offer. Ginger is among the healthiest spices on this planet, and the best part is… it is available in most kitchens or grocers. You may have come across many different recipes calling for ginger, but have you ever been left wondering why they use it? It is a key ingredient because of the flavor and benefits and the fact that it is readily available most places. Ginger has been used for many decades for a variety of reasons, but here are some of the highlights:
It can help with arthritis.
It can help reduce the risk of diabetes.
It can help prevent cancer.
It is renowned for helping combat nausea and vomiting.
It has anti-aging properties
And most importantly, it’s a great tool for fighting inflammation.
Benefits of Ginger in Smoothies
There are many reasons to love gingery smoothies. Here are some of our favorite benefits provided by ginger, and why it makes such a great smoothie.
Reduces Morning Sickness
Smoothies are best to consume in the morning, and if ginger is added, it helps with your morning sickness. This means whenever you will consume that particular smoothie in the morning, it will not give you the much-needed energy for the entire day but will help you with your morning sickness. Apart from that, it will ease out your stomachaches, nausea, or any vomiting complaints that you feel. All in all, ginger is a great remedy from your kitchen for your stomach-related problems.
It Is Anti-Inflammatory
Many fruit smoothies are great for inflammation, like kiwi smoothies, kale smoothies, and other smoothies like green smoothies. When you add another ingredient that has anti-inflammatory properties, it makes the drink more effective.
Inflammation can cause you to deal with arthritis and tendinitis. Smoothies like such with ginger can help relieve the pain and reduce the inflammation in the body.
It helps keep the cold and flu at bay.
A glass of ginger smoothie can be a perfect drink on a winter evening as it will provide you with all the warmth that you need. Moreover, it will be perfect for the days when you are down with flu, cold, and cough. Let’s be honest, winters come with a lot of congestion in the chest and blocked nose all the time. Ginger smoothie acts as an immunity booster and decreases the healing time. The best thing is that you add a fresh ginger root to your routine smoothie, and you are good to go.
It helps provide relief from heartburn.
Many people have heartburn issues that aggravate right after eating or at night and times on an empty stomach too. Ginger smoothies can help relieve heartburn fast.
Smoothies also include other fruits and vegetables that are refreshing and help you deal with heartburn quickly.
Helps combat menstrual cramps.
Menstrual cramps can be very painful, and it is recommended to use ginger when you get the worst cramps. But in all honesty, consuming ginger straight away can be a hard job.
So why not mix it with something that you love? Yes, ginger smoothies to rescue yet again!
Helps with Migraines.
At this point, you should know that ginger is a miracle spice with fantastic health benefits. Imagine indulging in a delicious ginger smoothie instead of popping countless tablets for migraine relief. Ginger has pain-relieving properties that help tackle cases of inflammation, including migraines.
Ginger in Smoothies
Smoothies containing ginger may not seem like a typical thing, but it’s a popular ingredient amongst smoothie connoisseurs. Let's talk a little more about why that is.
Ginger has been considered a natural remedy for centuries. Combining it with your favorite smoothie makes it a lot easier not only to consume but also to make the most out of its benefits. Also, it might sound strange, but ginger very tastefully blends with the other smoothie ingredients. We love using frozen fruit in our ginger smoothies, as it reduces the need to add ice and leaves more room for your key ingredients! It’s important, however, to start small to avoid overwhelming your smoothies. Here are some great starter smoothie recipe combinations with ginger!
Frozen pineapple, ginger, cinnamon smoothie
Banana, Blueberries, Blackberries, and Ginger
Lemon juice with ginger detoxifying smoothie
If you have ever tried, ginger on its own doesn't taste very pleasant. It has such a strong taste that it is very difficult to have it in its natural form. But, if you mix it with something creamy and delish that is pleasing to your taste buds then you are good to enjoy all of the delicious benefits ginger has to offer in a perfect recipe.
Blendtopia Smoothies with Ginger
We here at Blendtopia know that smoothie making isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’re proud to offer our unique blend of ingredients already measured in our smoothie kits. Working with unique and exotic ingredients like ginger can be a challenge – but rest assured, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do to use one of our smoothie kits is toss it in your blender and add your favorite liquids like creamy oat milk, creamy yogurt, or ice. Here are two Blendtopia smoothie kits that contain ginger.
Keto Green Smoothie Kit
Keto Green ginger smoothie is the perfect way to get your green smoothie fix without breaking ketosis. With only 6g of net carbs, you can drink these power-packed keto green smoothies fueled by avocados, greens, lemon, ginger, coconut oil, and mct oil + key superfoods without guilt. Keto Green smoothie provides a balance of plant-based protein, healthy fats, fiber, frozen fruit, antioxidants, and phytonutrients to help you power up and burn clean with a very healthy dose of vitamin c. Low in saturated fat, this is one of our favorite smoothie recipes. We love making this smoothie with unsweetened almond milk and adding some yummy chia seeds on top!
Keto Chocolate Chai Smoothie Kit
Our power-packed Keto Chocolate Chai ginger smoothie kit is fueled by avocados, cauliflower, raw cacao, chai spices, coconut oil, and key superfoods like ground ginger. It’s heaven on earth, without guilt. Keto Chocolate Chai provides a balance of plant-based protein, healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, frozen fruit, and phytonutrients to help support your body from the inside out. Low in saturated fat (4G) this is a perfect smoothie recipe to add protein powder to and enjoy your new favorite smoothie for breakfast!
Many people love ginger smoothies, and that's because a ginger smoothie has so much to offer but it's primarily of the health benefits. Smoothies can make a perfect meal at any time of the day, be it in the morning, for the evening, or any other time you feel like having. Also, the fact that you can make various variations in ginger smoothies makes it so versatile to have. For instance, ginger with fruits like banana or pineapple makes it perfect to have in the morning or whenever a smoothie craving strikes.
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Ginger Smoothie Tips and Tricks:
- Whether using fresh grated ginger or ginger root, start small with your ginger smoothie, adding more to taste as you go
- Excellent flavors to combine together in a ginger smoothie: frozen fruit, almond milk, frozen pineapple, lemon juice, greek yogurt and coconut water
- Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender, liquid first then ice and frozen fruit and vegetables, then blend till smooth. Serve immediately.