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Recipe: Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

Recipe for runners: Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

Ginger is a funny flavor, most people either love it or hate it. I personally love it. To me it’s refreshing, bright and makes me feel like I’m doing something really healthy for myself.

And maybe I am.

Ginger can help settle an upset stomach, aid in better digestion, help curb the appetite and clear up congestion. It can also make a smoothie sing. I don’t think that’s possible but wouldn’t it be cool if it was?

This smoothie has been in high rotation at breakfast lately. It’s filling but not heavy, hydrating, delicious, and the grated ginger gives it an edge over regular smoothies. If you like the idea of green smoothies, but can’t seem to mask the taste quite enough, a little ginger can help to cover up the “green” taste.

If you’re looking to break out of your regular smoothie rut, try a little ginger.

Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries, thawed, fresh would work as well now that they’re back in season
  • ½ frozen strawberries, thawed, fresh would work here as well
  • 1” length of ginger root, peeled and grated
  • ½ cup greens – spinach, kale (optional)
  • 1-1.5 cup milk of choice
  1. Place banana, blueberries and strawberries into a blender.
  2. Grate ginger directly into the blender.
  3. Add greens, if using.
  4. Pour in milk.
  5. Blend for 1-2 minutes or until everything is well combine.
  6. Enjoy!

Written by Lisa Chase.