This Ginger Berry Smoothie is by far one of my all time favorite smoothies to make. Not only does it taste good but it makes me feel good too! The ginger gives me this warm, fuzzy feeling while the raspberries and banana make it sweet enough to not feel the need to add any extra sweetener! That’s a win/win in my book.
I’ve talked about how much I lovvvveee ginger in another post so I won’t go into too much detail regarding the benefits. If you wanna check that out, click here.
Smoothies are a way for me to get a lot of veggies in one meal. I try my hardest to eat healthy but dang, sometimes it’s so hard to get that recommended daily dose. And, to add fuel to the fire, that recommended dose is the lowest amount a healthy, active adult needs to get those vitamins and minerals…. Needless to say, we probably should be eating way more than we are. But I digress… Smoothies have truly been a lifesaver.
I really enjoy the taste of ginger. It’s a little sweet but also kinda spicy, it gives my smoothie a little kick. Its antiviral properties help battle the common cold, anti-inflammatory so it helps reduce swelling and inflammation and its slight pain relieving action helps with headaches, even migraines. Those are just a few great reasons why I love ginger, but I also love it for digestion and stomach health so it’s good on all accounts. Enjoy!
The Smoothie Recipe
Makes 24 oz.:
8 oz. Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or coconut or cashew- really any milk you’d like)
½ Cup Pain Greek Yogurt (I use 2%, I like it a little heavier, keeps me feeling full longer)
2 TBSP. Chia Seeds
1 Handful Kale (about 1-2 Cups)
1 Heaping Handful Spinach (about 1-2 Cups)
1 Inch Peeled Ginger (or 1 TBSP Powdered Ginger (like this)– depending on how gingery you’d like it)
1 Medium, Fresh Banana
1 Cup Frozen Raspberries
Blend until smooth.
Top this beauty with some frozen or fresh pomegranate seeds (for added antioxidant benefits) and voila! Beautiful, healthy, skin loving smoothie.