Smoothies are is delicious and super healthy, loaded with antioxidants and fibers. We came across 2 interesting recipes incorporating ginger, a great ingredient to eat during flu season.
Orange Carrot Smoothie Recipe With Ginger
- 2 oranges, peeled
- 2 large, organic carrots
- ½ to 1 inch ginger to taste
- 1-2 splashes of water
- Ice to chill if desired
Once you have all your ingredients in the blender, you know what to do – blend on high until smooth!
Nutrition InformationCalories: 196
Calcium: 17% Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)
Iron: 4% RDA
Vitamin A: 1061% RDA
Vitamin C: 232% RDA
This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamin B1 – B6, vitamin k, copper and potassium.
Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie
- 2 whole carrots
- 1 whole apple, cored
- 2 large handfuls of raw baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root
- 4-6 ounces of water
Nutrition InformationCalories: 157
Fat: 0.6 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 36 grams
Calcium: 13% daily value (DV)
Iron: 18% DV
Vitamin A: 427% DV
Vitamin C: 65% DV
VariationsBoost the vitamin C content of this smoothie by adding an orange. You’ll dramatically increase your vitamin C and add extra calcium while only adding an additional 62 calories with a medium-sized fruit.
Source: Incredible Smoothies