Freshly grated ginger can make an ideal addition to some types of green smoothies. In addition to its health benefits, ginger has a wonderful flavor that complements citrus and banana flavors ideally. Ginger is considered a mild chemical irritant, so it should only be used in green smoothies in small amounts. However, you should not be afraid to use it.
As aforementioned, ginger offers numerous health benefits. Medical studies have found that the regular consumption of ginger can bolster the immune system, improve the functions of the digestive system, and prevent the development of colon cancer. Ginger has also been found to be effective in improving cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol. If you would like to include ginger in your next green smoothies, here is a great recipe for you to try!
- 1 ½ inches of freshly grated ginger root
- 1 large apple cored
- 1 medium sized cucumber with the peel removed
- ½ of a papaya
- ¼ of an avocado
- 2 cups of dandelion greens
- 6 ounces of filtered water
Each of these ingredients should be added to your blender one at a time and blended together thoroughly. These green smoothies are so delicious that they just may become one of your new favorites.