Ginger Greens Protein Smoothie
Boost your wellness with this ginger greens protein smoothie
Ginger has a uniquely spicy flavor and tons of health benefits. It’s been used in traditional medicinal practices for centuries. From digestive aid and immunity to natural pain relief, there’s so many reasons to add more ginger to your diet.
So, the next time you’re tempted to order in after a long trip or day, try my Ginger Greens Protein Smoothie! You’ll feel good drinking it and even better afterwards. It’s the perfect easy, health-promoting meal that requires few fresh ingredients at home, most of which can be frozen in preparation.
As far as other health benefits go, coconut water, cucumbers, pineapple and zucchini are all great for hydration. Ginger helps with inflammation and is loaded with antioxidants. Athletic Greens on its own is a good routine, but recently I’ve been adding it into my protein smoothies for an extra leg up – and of course, to simplify and do it all at once. With 1 scoop, you get a multivitamin, minerals, probiotics, adaptogens and more.
Why You’ll Love It
Improves Digestion: Ginger helps break down proteins and stimulate digestion, making it easier for your body to process food efficiently. It also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that reduce bloating and stomach discomfort caused by indigestion.
Natural Pain Relief: Studies have found that ginger can be just as effective as ibuprofen or acetaminophen when used to treat pain from inflammation or muscle soreness.
Boosts Immunity: Ginger contains active compounds called gingerols which help boost the immune system and fight off illnesses more quickly.
Supports Cardiovascular Health: The presence of antioxidants in ginger make it beneficial for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels in the body, which can reduce your risk for heart disease or stroke over time.
Nourishes Skin: Applying ginger topically can help promote skin elasticity and hydration while reducing any irritation or redness due to its healing properties.
Effort / ROI
Recipe Cost Breakdown
2 cups coconut water: $1.49
1 tsp minced ginger: $0.01
1 scoop vanilla protein powder: $0.77
½ cucumber: $0.84
1 cup frozen pineapple: $1.39
½ frozen zucchini: $0.57
1 date: $0.44
1 scoop athletic greens powder: $2.6
Total Cost: $8.11
What You’ll Need
|2 cups coconut water
|1 scoop vanilla protein powder
|½ frozen zucchini
|1 tsp minced ginger
|1 cup frozen pineapple
|1 scoop athletic greens powder