This is such a delicious Green Ginger Zinger Smoothie! If you love green smoothies and ginger, then this smoothie recipe is for you. I just love the benefits of ginger and do my best to add it to my diet wherever I can. This green smoothie is a fantastic way to start your day!
I wanted to talk about the health benefits of these gorgeous ingredients in this smoothie in this post as well as options for substitutions. And for you new green smoothie drinkers some sweetener options to help you transition.
Ingredients in this Green Ginger Zinger Smoothie:
- Greens- you can use spinach, kale, or romaine lettuce.
- Apples- Any type of apples will do! Ambrosia and Gala are our favorites.
- Lime– Fresh lime juice is best, but if you don’t have any on hand, lime juice can work too.
- Fennel- Fennel has a black licorice flavor and makes this smoothie. If you are not a fennel fan, you can eliminate it, but I challenge you to try it in the smoothie and see what you think.
- Cucumber- I know this may sound gross, but it is actually really lovely in a green smoothie, and I have never really tasted “cucumber” in my smoothie.
- Mangoes– To give this smoothie a sweeter vibe. You can also sub this for frozen pineapple or peaches.
Health Benefits of this Green Ginger Zinger Smoothie:
- Green vegetables– Super alkalizing for the body. Too many acidic foods like processed foods, meat, and sodium can create acidity in the body. Alkaline fruits and vegetables may benefit bone health, reduce muscle wasting, as well as mitigate other chronic diseases such as hypertension and strokes. (2)
- Ginger root– Ginger contains a bioactive compound called gingerol, which is responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on the body (1).
- Limes– Limes are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Because of their vitamin C content and antioxidant levels, they may improve immunity, reduce heart disease risk factors, aid iron absorption, and promote healthy skin.
- Mangoes – May help build immunity with their vitamin A and C content. Also, they are fantastic for your skin and hair because of its high vitamin C content. Mangoes are also high in fiber for digestive health.
- Apples – Apples are a great source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble from the pectin in the apple may help to prevent cholesterol buildup in the lining of blood vessel walls, which could reduce the rates of atherosclerosis and heart disease.
How to make everyone in the family love green smoothies!
Not everyone likes green smoothies. I totally get it! My husband is one of those people, lol. But if I hid eth green goodness in a thermos he will drink it with some sweetener.
When you are transitioning to eating more greens, some people find green smoothies a bit bitter. To combat this you can always add a little sweetener such as maple syrup or a little juice and slowly reduce the amount to allow your taste buds to adjust. Add in maple syrup, stevia, monk fruit, or even replace half the water in this recipe for juice if you want to make it sweeter.
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Yields 1 smoothie
Want a delicious green smoothie with a kick of ginger and lime, then this smoothie recipe is for you. Loaded with healthy ingredients like spinach, cucumber, fennel, fresh ginger, apple, and cucumber, this smoothie will make your tummy dance. This post is full in nutritional information on how this green smoothie can nourish your body.
5 minTotal Time
- 1 apple
- 1 cup greens packed (kale, spinach or romaine)
- 1 cup frozen mangoes
- 1 cup fresh fennel bulb chopped
- 1 cup chopped cucumber
- 1 - 1/2 tsp fresh ginger root peeled
- 1 medium lime juiced (1 tbsp)
- 1 cup water or 1/2 cup juice (apple, pineapple or orange) with 1/2 cup water
- 3 tbsp of hemp seeds (optional)
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- Wash all fresh produce.
- Core apple and cut into pieces. No need to remove skin.
- Peel ginger and cut into a small piece that is 1/2 inch long and looks like the same volume as a tsp. Can reduce this if you don't like a bold ginger flavour.
- Add liquid (juice and water or just water), maple syrup (optional), lime juice into blender and then fennel bulb, apples, ginger, cucumber, frozen mangoes, hemp seeds (optional), and greens.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- Serve in a tall glass.