You may be wondering why we’re sharing a smoothie recipe in the middle of January – one of the coldest months of the year. But hear us out – a smoothie like this is perfect all year long.

For starters, like most smoothies this one is healthy, filling, and a perfect choice for breakfast or as a snack. It’s everything you want from a smoothie – quick, easy, and PACKED with flavor!

From the bite of ginger and the sweetness of mango and berries, this recipe will appease your taste buds, perk up your senses, and provide, an always appreciated, immune boost to your body.

And if you think it’s weird to have ginger in a smoothie, we dare you to try it and say it doesn’t work. You may be surprised to find that ginger is your new favorite smoothie ingredient!

 

But really, why Ginger

Hands holding Ginger

Ginger is chock full of a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compound called gingerol, which is responsible for most of its healing properties. It has been used for centuries to soothe the stomach and ease nausea. It has also been shown to help with joint pain, heart health, indigestion, and even menstrual cramps. Most importantly though, ginger has anti-bacterial properties and can help fight (and possibly prevent) infections![1]

Combine that with the vitamins and antioxidants from the mango, berries, and lime juice, and you get the reason this smoothie is perfect year-round – it’s a deliciously invigorating immune-boosting smoothie!

If you try this recipe, let us know what you think!

 

Recipe 

Ginger Mango Berry smoothie in a glass next to fresh ginger, raspberries, and mango

Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients - Smoothie 

1 cup frozen chopped Mango
¾ cup frozen Raspberries and/or Strawberries
½-1 cup unsweetened Almond Milk (or Coconut Milk)
½ medium Lime, juiced
1 tbsp freshly grated Ginger
½ tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
½ tsp cinnamon
1 serving Ionic-Fizz™ Magnesium Plus™

 

Ingredients – Toppings (optional)

Non-fat Vanilla Greek Yogurt
Berries
Unsweetened shredded coconut
Chai seeds

 

Directions

  1. In a blender add the mango, berries, almond or coconut milk (starting with the lesser amount), lime, ginger, shredded coconut, cinnamon, and Ionic-Fizz™ Magnesium Plus™.

  2. Blend on high until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed. If it has trouble blending, add more almond or coconut milk.

  3. Serve as is or layer with Greek yogurt and top with desired toppings.

  4. Enjoy fresh or refrigerate leftovers for 3 days. Smoothie may be stored in the freezer (as a smoothie or Popsicles) for up to 1 month.

 

 


 

Sources 

[1] Karuppiah, Ponmurugan, and Shyamkumar Rajaram. “Antibacterial effect of Allium sativum cloves and Zingiber officinale rhizomes against multiple-drug resistant clinical pathogens.” Asian Pacific journal of tropical biomedicine vol. 2,8 (2012): 597-601. doi:10.1016/S2221-1691(12)60104-X

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