I like to drink this Green Ginger Smoothie after a heavy workout.
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This delicious green smoothie was a frequent part of my busy morning routine, but it fell out of the rotation until recently. It’s back, and I feel great!
Full of healthy ingredients, it has less sugar than Jamba Juice and is much better than those drinks found at the grocery store.
This healthy green smoothie recipe delivers fresh, vibrant flavors that are hard not to love!
Table of Contents
- 1 Ingredients
- 2 Substitutions and Variations
- 3 Instructions
- 4 History of the Recipe:
- 5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- 6 Notes
- 7 Nutrition Information:
- 8 Pro Tips:
- 9 Other Healthy Drinks:
- 10 Green Ginger Smoothie
Substitutions and Variations
Experiment with other leafy greens like fresh kale, romaine, power greens, Swiss chard, or arugula. Each will provide a unique flavor to your smoothie.
Feel free to add a pinch of cinnamon or fresh turmeric to give your smoothie an additional health boost and a unique flavor profile.
Honey is optional. Or, substitute for any sugar alternative – agave, Stevia, maple syrup.
- Start by washing the spinach, dice the apple, and chop the celery.
- Peel and cut the ginger into small pieces.
- Blend until smooth.
This smoothie comes together quickly, making it perfect for those busy mornings!
We’re only using a small piece of ginger root. About half the size of your thumb, but a little goes a long way. You’ll immediately notice the spicy ginger taste.
History of the Recipe:
Green smoothies gained popularity with the rise of health and wellness trends, particularly in the United States, and quickly spread across the globe. You often find them being freshly made in shops all across Mexico.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Yes, you can prepare this smoothie ahead of time. However, for best results and to retain the maximum nutritional benefits, it’s best to consume it immediately or within a day (24 hours) if stored in the fridge.
Certainly! Adding ice cubes can make your smoothie extra chilled and refreshing. But remember, too much ice might dilute the flavors. Adding a frozen banana or other frozen fruit is also a great thing to do to keep it cold.
While fresh ginger gives the best flavor, you can use ½ teaspoon ginger powder. Just remember that powder is more concentrated.
If you want a sweeter smoothie, you can add more honey, or use ripe fruits. Natural sweeteners like dates or a splash of pure maple syrup can also do the trick.
To make this vegan, substitute with almond milk or any other non-dairy milk like soy, oat milk or coconut milk.
Consider adding flax seeds for healthy fats and additional insoluble fiber.
This healthy smoothie recipe is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Its anti-inflammatory properties are legendary.
The fresh ginger adds a nice kick and helps with digestion, while the baby spinach and apple provide a wealth of nutrients.
- For a boost of protein, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
- Pineapple chunks can also add sweetness as well as Bromelain to help digestion.
- This nutritious drink pairs wonderfully with a light breakfast such as avocado toast or a breakfast burrito.
- Makes a great on-the-go meal, just likes these breakfast cookies.
Other Healthy Drinks:
Green Ginger Smoothie is a great way to start the day. The perfect time is to drink it first thing in the morning, light lunch, or as a post-workout smoothie. Hope you enjoy this easy recipe.
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Green Ginger Smoothie
- 1 apple chopped
- 1 celery stick chopped
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- ½ bunch spinach
- 1 ½ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon honey optional
- Add everything into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
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