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:
- Ginger for Osteoporosis
- Ginger for Menstrual Cramps, Nausea, and IBS
- Benefits of Ginger for Menstrual Cramps
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
Packed with antioxidants and inflammatory properties - grab this instead of a pain reliever! #thepowerofplants
- 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
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.
**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.
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Eat More Plant!