Smoothie Numbers 32: Green Ginger Smoothie

Last year, I had the unfortunate experience of getting rid of a lingering cold that wasn’t quite uncomfortable, but it left behind a coughing fit that took weeks to go away. The coughing prevented a good night’s sleep, which made me irritable during the day. Eventually, I hacked cough my throat into a raspy sound. Not even my Ginger Lemon Tea couldn’t erase the cough away. Finally, a visit to a doctor confirmed my cough to be a viral infection, and as she recommended the proper medication to buy, she simply told me to be patient. The cough will eventually go away. Meanwhile, a co-worker sympathized with me and made a gingery juice that cut thru the mucus causing coughs like a sharp knife. Between, the gingery drinks and the medication, the coughing slowing went away. And, I finally returned to getting a proper night’s sleep.

This is my version of that gingery drink my co-worker made for me (I never asked how she made that special drink). This could be more of a juice and less of a smoothie, but the fiber from the juice is an added health boost. If you’re making this Green Ginger Smoothie to alleviate a cold and help the body get rid of mucus, I recommend omitting the ice cubes.

Smoothie Numbers 32: Green Ginger Smoothie

If you’ve followed my #SmoothieNumbers series, you may have noticed this a rare smoothie with vegetables. I honestly would prefer to eat greens with a fork than drink them thru a straw. But, my co-worker inspired (and helped cured) me to look into creating more vegetable smoothies.

Smoothie Numbers 32: Green Ginger Smoothie

For this green smoothie, the celery and spinach add a quaint peppery kick to the tart kiwi and sweet pear chunks. Although, the ingredient list recommends adding an one-inch piece of ginger. It’s better to add as much ginger as your tastebuds can handle. This drink is all about being a tough spice to help the body get rid of mucus-causing coughs.

#SmoothieNumbers 32: Green Ginger

#SmoothieNumbers 32: Green Ginger

Ingredients

  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated; more or less to taste*
  • 2 kiwi, discard outer skin; roughly chopped
  • A generous handful of triple-washed spinach leaves
  • 1 or 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 pear, peeled, core discarded and chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • The juice of one lemon
  • 1 to 2 cups of apple cider juice or plain coconut water; more or less as needed
  • 1 tbsp. honey, more or less to taste
  • (Optional) a few ice cubes**

Directions

  1. Blitz all ingredients in blender.
  2. Enjoy.

Notes

*Add as much ginger to this drink as you can handle. ** As mentioned before, I recommend drinking this without ice if making this drink to cut thru mucus

Serves 2.

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Smoothie Numbers 32: Green Ginger Smoothie

7 thoughts on “#SmoothieNumbers 32: Green Ginger

  • January 30, 2018 at 7:11 pm
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    I really need to whip one of these up in the morning. I’ve been really busy lately, and have been making some poor food choices. I’m trying to get into shape and drop a couple pounds, but I need some quick, tasty, healthy options. I’m going to give this a try.

  • January 29, 2018 at 10:12 pm
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    Hi, Leslie! Yes, ginger is the star in this smoothie.

  • January 29, 2018 at 10:12 pm
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    This drink definitely helps ease the discomfort from colds.

  • January 29, 2018 at 10:10 pm
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    Nadia, Ginger is one of nature’s best remedies.

  • January 29, 2018 at 4:48 pm
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    I love ginger! It’s good for so many things. I truly believe it helps you get better, faster.

  • January 29, 2018 at 9:36 am
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    I love the ingredients being used in this smoothie. I am a fan of ginger in almost anything..tea,smoothies, etc so I feel I would enjoy this. Thanks for sharing! ~Leslie, SobeSavvy.com

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