Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day! I have been doing a lot of research into some foods that I would consider to be “super foods”. one that I came across was ginger root and I was blown away from all of the health benefits!! The health benefits consists of things like:
- relieving nausea
- Helps digestion
- protects your immune system from getting sick
- stops infections in their tracks
- has the ability to fight against cancer
- helps with weight loss
And so much more!!
With that being said, I knew I had to keep reading into this. I found so much and I can’t wait to share it with you but I will save that for a different article coming up very soon! I want to focus on this smoothie recipe that can help protect your immune system, especially with a bad flu virus moving around the United States. I incorporate ginger root into this smoothie recipe above.
It is important that you do all you can to help keep yourself healthy so you have a better chance of avoiding the flu. This involves:
- Washing your hands A LOT
- take a vitamin
- eat healthy
- keep hydrated
- use germ sanitizer when you’re out in public
- cover your mouth if you need to cough
- Disinfect common house hold items
When it comes to eating healthier, it does not guarantee you from getting sick but it builds a strong immune system to fight off the thousands of viruses we are face to face with everyday.
As you can see, I have the recipe and macros shown in the image at the top of this post. I will explain how to use the ginger root for if you have never used it before.
First, cut off about an inch of the root, maybe a little less. A little goes a long way with this and it can be quite strong when used in a recipe. From there, you will peel the skin off of the root. You can then throw it in the blender.
Throw everything else in the blender and mix it up well. I do about at least a minute to ensure everything is mixed.
From there, it is the best part, enjoy the smoothie!
There are a couple things I would like to point out.
- I used a little dash of cinnamon to spice it up a tad. It is optional for you.
- The fresh ginger root is STRONG. It was the main thing I tasted in this smoothie so you may want to increase the serving size of fruits you use to even out the taste.
This smoothie is full of antioxidants and vitamins that will aid you in the flu season. I hope you enjoy it!! Please let me know how you like it and if you see any benefits.
Have a great day!!