Ginger orange smoothie recipe

It has been quite a hectic week and my body is starting to feel it. I woke up feeling a bit run down and craving something refreshing! I have a big weekend coming up and only a few days to get myself back to feeling 100%.

Usually something light and fruity will do the trick. I especially love orange and ginger together as the weather heats up, nothing quite beats the flavour. Bananas are one of my smoothie staples. Rich in potassium and great for the belly. I find that without bananas, I never can get my smoothie thick enough to eat with a spoon. I try to combine fruits and vegetables whenever I can. I happened to have carrots on hand so blended them in. With the powerful flavour of orange and ginger, you wouldn’t even know there were any vegetables in here! As for your liquid, you can really use any nut milk or water. I tend to go with part almond milk and part water. I usually have almond milk made for other recipes and I just love the rich, creamy flavour it adds.

Today, my toppings were packed with fibre! Maybe my gut is trying to tell me something. I thought I would at least give it a try, it is always good to focus on gut-healthy foods. Plus, chia and Erbology Organic Energy Balls with Nopal Cactus are the perfect toppers. They add some complementary flavours and textures that are sure to excite your taste buds!

Ginger has stood the test of time.

Ginger is not actually a plant but rather a root. It is a part of the Zingiberaceae family, which also includes turmeric and cardamom. Ginger is native to Asia where it has been used for cooking and medicinal purposes for over 4,000 years. It has been used in countless recipes and its flavour and aroma are distinguishable around the world.

A lot of us already use ginger for its medicinal properties. For example, we turn to ginger ale to soothe an upset stomach or make ginger tea when we are feeling sick. The traditional medicinal uses vary by culture but have revealed ginger to be useful in treating fatigue, colds and inflammation (1,2).

Our energy balls are packed with inulin fibre.

When we created our snacking range, our goal was to make powerful plants accessible everyday. We combined unique ingredients and flavours to create functional snacks that are delicious and easy to digest. Our energy balls come in three flavours; nopal cactus; aronia berries; or coconut blended with cacao. They are made with inulin-packed sunchoke.

Inulin is a soluble prebiotic fibre that belongs to a group of carbohydrates known as fructans. Our body cannot digest this type of carb, so it instead ferments into healthy microflora in our gut. Inulin expands inside our digestive tract, effectively making us feel fuller. It also helps with bowel regularity.

Try our energy bites as a pre-workout snack. They are the perfect balance of good carbs and natural sugar that your body needs for optimal performance

Written By: Danielle Bear

 

(1) Esi, Nana. “How Ginger Is Used In Traditional & Modern Medicine » The Candida Diet.” The Candida Diet, 12 Jan. 2017, www.thecandidadiet.com/ginger-traditional-and-modern-medicine/.

(2) “Ginger History – Origin and Regional Uses of Ginger.” Ginger History – Origin and Traditional Uses of Ginger, www.vegetablefacts.net/vegetable-history/ginger-history/.

Ingredients

Here's how you do it

  1. Blend everything in a high speed blender. If you like it more watery, add another ½ cup almond milk.
  2. Sweeten your smoothie by adding your favourite Erbology Organic Energy Balls (inside or on top).
  3. Pour the smoothie into a bowl or glass.
  4. Decorate with ⅓  tsp chia seeds.
  5. Enjoy!

Tags

  • Breakfast
  • Chia seeds
  • Energy
  • Fiber
  • Gluten-free
  • Omega 3
  • Omega 6
  • Smoothie
  • Vitamin B

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