Ginger has been used for centuries in Asia and other parts of the world. It has many medicinal uses. Including:
It’s antiviral- Our family drinks a ginger smoothie almost every day, especially during Flu season. If you make it spicy you can actually feel it reduce the irritation of a soar throat and clear up a stuffy nose.
It’s good to settle your stomach and for nausea.
It aides in weight loss by releasing insulin and increasing metabolism.
It is also known to reduce cholesterol, fight cancer, improve asthma symptoms and reduce memory loss.
I’m sure there are more wonderful things that I left off the list. This is off the top of my head. Feel free to comment with more benefits.
Ginger Smoothie Recipe
1-2 pieces of organic ginger around the length and width of one to two fingers
Make your smoothie as spicy as you can handle.
You need to peel or cut off the outer layer so the brown is no longer showing and you only see the yellow inside. Then cut into half inch cubes.
4 Organic Frozen Strawberries
½ Organic Cup Frozen Blueberries
4 Organic Pieces Frozen Mango
Handful of Organic Kale Or Organic Spinach (or both)
2 cups of apple juice (plus or minus a cup depending on the thickness you want)
Try different fruits and juices to find one you like! Enjoy and stay Healthy!
by Matt Hanson, Las Vegas Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Health Coach