Sweet Ginger Smoothie

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Sweet Ginger Smoothie by myheartbeets.com

Growing up in an Indian household, fresh ginger was always available in our kitchen. It’s a rhizome I’m perfectly familiar with and one that I use often in my cooking. Even if it weren’t for its many health benefits, I would still love ginger for its fresh, pungent flavor. It’s that sharp, spicy flavor that steals the show in this sweet ginger smoothie.

Though this is a cold drink, I think it’s the perfect wintertime beverage. It’s made with spices that warm the body: ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It’s also sweetened naturally, with a ripe banana and a few soaked medjool dates. You can enjoy this beverage for breakfast, though truthfully it tastes more like dessert. It’s sweet, spicy, different and delicious. The ingredients make for unique combination – it’s probably unlike most smoothies you’ve tried before.

A tip for grating ginger – I keep peeled ginger in my freezer and the use a microplane to grate it right into the blender. It’s faster and easier than grating fresh ginger.

Sweet Ginger Smoothie

Sweet Ginger Smoothie by myheartbeets.com

Sweet Ginger Smoothie

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Servings 1

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • ½ inch knob ginger grated
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 3 medjool dates pit removed, soaked in hot water for a few minutes

Instructions
 

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Notes

I keep peeled frozen ginger in the freezer. It’s much easier to grate when frozen, though fresh is also fine.
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  1. Jessica says

    Hello Ashley

    I am using paleo for autoimmunity, therefore, no fruit and honey. Can I leave out banana and dates and use stevia for sweetness?

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Jessica, I think that’d really change the texture of the smoothie and make it more of a ginger cinnamon cashew milk – which might still be good! If you try this, let me know how it turns out for you!

  2. Lisa says

    Hi Ashley,
    I made this the other night as a Post workout smoothie.
    I used Almond Milk & added some grass fed gelatin for extra protein….it was so good! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Every time I see something pop up , it looks so good and I have to work it into our schedule 🙂 Thanks again.