We all have mornings where we need something a little stronger to get us going. You know the days.
Maybe the night before you stayed up binge watching Revenge until the wee hours of the morning. Maybe you cried yourself to sleep when your newly purchased honey leaked in your freshly cleaned car. Perhaps you woke up feeling under the weather after a week full sick babies, work emails and scheduling repair men. Whatever the case may be, we all have days where we need something a bit stronger to get us going than our usual morning O.J.
Something with a little zing. Something to put that pep in our step. No, we’re not talking about any adult beverages. What’s the kick we talk of? Ginger! Ginger is stellar in cookies and cinnamon rolls, but it’s also an amazing addition to smoothies.
If you’re fighting a cold, stomach problems or even morning sickness, give this smoothie a go. Ginger has the awesome ability to help reduce nausea and improves the absorption of nutrients in the body. It helps fight illness by reducing inflammation and strengthens the immune system. If that weren’t enough in one smoothie, we added in the nutritious benefits from broccoli, oranges and dark leafy greens. These foods are not only good for our immune systems but totally beautifying foods for our skin and hair because they are rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C and K!
That’s something to drink to! Let’s give ourselves that health kick! Bottoms up!
Green Ginger Orange Smoothie
1 cup Fresh Baby Spinach or Baby Kale
1 Large Frozen Banana
1 Large Orange, peeled and deseeded
3 Dates, pitted
2 Broccoli Florets
1/3 cup Almond or Coconut Milk
1-2 teaspoons Fresh Ginger (2 teaspoons if you really like extra zing!)
5 Ice Cubes
- Place all ingredients in a high powdered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve over ice for an extra refreshing drink.
This was surprisingly great!!. Thanks for the recipe.!
Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness says
YAY for green smoothies – I absolutely love ginger in my green juices! I always have some fresh ginger on hand in my fruit basket because it gives juices such a nice zing and has such awesome benefits.
That’s such a good idea! I need to do that so I think to use it up with smoothies more. Plus, it’s so good for you!
I just made this and thought it was really good. You can definitely taste the ginger. haha. Great green drink!
So glad you enjoyed it! Yes, the ginger has a nice kick, doesn’t it? :)