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Props for Ginger

Ginger has amazing health benefits due to its:
1) Antioxidants
2) Anti-inflammatory properties
3) Therapeutic compounds (gingerol, shogaol, parasol, and zingerone)

Major Props for:
*Relieves Nausea and menstrual cramps and protects against stomach ulcers
*Promotes proper digestion
*Inhibits cancer growth
*Relieves joint and muscle pain
*Improves brain function
*Regulates blood sugar
*Lowers cholesterol
*Fights fungal infections and blocks bacteria infections

How can you take it? 
~Fresh ginger root (grate and put in water or tea, smoothies and juices, or cook with it)
~Ground
~Essential Oil
~Capsules

You must try my favorite green smoothie with ginger from fellow Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Elizabeth Rider!

Immune Boosting Apple + Avocado Green Smoothie Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk (or purified water)
  • 2 apples, your choice, cored and quartered
  • 3 cups loosely packed spinach (that’s about 3 large handfuls)
  • 1 avocado, peeled & pitted
  • 2 teaspoons raw organic honey (local if possible)
  • 1/2 inch knob of ginger, peeled and chopped (use an inch if you like it)
  • juice of 1 small lemon (about 2-3 tablespoons)
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes
  • Optional: pinch of kelp flakes for extra iodine if you have it on-hand

Preparation

Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix or other high-speed blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

Store your second serving in an air-tight glass container (like a mason jar) in the refrigerator up to 24 hours if needed. (See example of how to store a green smoothie here.)

Drink up!

Photo Credit:
Jose Soriano
@josesorianophoto

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