Ginger Cherry Smoothie

Beautiful food makes me so happy, and when that glorious food is packed full of antioxidants and vitamins my smile grows just a bit more.  This Ginger Cherry Smoothie is life changing.  You are probably wondering how on earth a smoothie can be life-changing.  Well, outside of its delicious flavors it is packed with nutritional benefits that may just have you skipping the pain reliever for the day – or for good.

All Those Antioxidants and More

Cherries are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and inflammatory properties making them a power partner of ginger which also packs a pretty fantastic punch.  Ginger, also used for its inflammatory properties can also help ease digestion, upset stomach, bacterial infections, and more.

When I am succumbing to those PMS symptoms grabbing this Ginger Cherry Smoothie provides just the right amount of pain relief to keep me cooking up a good day!  Additionally, I tend to crave these smoothies if I feel an oncoming cold or if the folks in my day job office are coughing and sneezing; just to up my immune system.

Don’t believe me?  Check out these videos from Dr. Greger on the benefits of Ginger:

You might not have known…until now!

www.nutritionfacts.org is one of my top sources of information on the health and wellness of a plant-based lifestyle.  I appreciate the time, effort, and energy given to the research and development of the videos and think that they provide the perfect nugget of information.  I took all these recommendations (and some on Cherries) into consideration when I created the perfect Cherry -Ginger Smoothie recipe for you.

Be sure you snap a pic (or a selfie) of this fantastic smoothie and let me know on social media (#veginspiredfoodie) what you think.  For me, it is a no-brainer when those aches and cramps rear their ugly heads.

Ginger Cherry Smoothie Recipe

Ginger Cherry Smoothie

Packed with antioxidants and inflammatory properties - grab this instead of a pain reliever! #thepowerofplants 

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Ingredients
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 ripe bananas, unfrozen
  • 2 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • dash cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Add everything to a high-efficiency blender and blend to desired consistency.

    **If using a standard blender; place frozen ingredients in the refrigerator the night before to thaw slightly for better blending.

Recipe Notes

**If you prefer to make this a smoothie bowl; substitute frozen bananas and use tamper for blender as necessary.

There is much controversy on smoothies and drinking your calories.  But I believe if you train yourself to sip slowly and take your time; you can enjoy smoothies which can be packed with powerful ingredients for a balanced plant-based lifestyle.

Want more smoothie recipes? Head over to www.instagram.com/veginspired for daily inspiration and www.youtube.com/veginspired for our what I eat in a day and recipe videos (I linked one of my faves below for your convenience).

Eat More Plant!

XO,

Kathy

 

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.