Trying to get some frozen berries used up from the freezer so I can buy some more. Realizing tummy growls meant I hadn’t eaten breakfast yet. 10am & I started tossing items into my blender to make a smoothie.
I’m a big believer in raw ginger in various forms. 20 years ago I worked in a high rise in downtown Vancouver. The penthouse housed actors & I even rode down the elevator once with David Duchovny. No bigs really. I’m never awed by celebrities, maybe cause I’ve met so many, but it was still cool to share elevator space with him even though I never gave him a second glance. At the bottom of the highrise was a little convenience store. I got to know the lady who owns/runs the store quite well. Late 50’s, looked amazing and one day she told me she hasn’t been sick in over 30 years! I asked how and she said “I cut up fresh ginger/garlic and eat it every single day”. Have been for 30 years. Inspired by this I started cutting up raw ginger & garlic and eating it. Now to be honest I don’t do it every day but it’s been a habit I can’t break for 20 years. It’s easy enough to cut up and store in the fridge for hubs & I. I even try to get my kids to eat it like this when they are not feeling well. We do 1 tsp every day – mornings/bedtimes, push it to the back of your mouth (don’t chew) and swallow. No bad breath either! I’m so in love with ginger I even grate it into my green tea.
Why not put some in my smoothie, I said. Delicious and only a hint of ginger taste. There is enough smoothie here for two, but I didn’t share today. If you do not have or can not find frozen smoothies, any frozen fruit will do. Here’s how I did it.
- 1 banana
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 can coconut milk
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach
- 4 coins fresh ginger peeled
- 1/2 cup frozen peaches or 4 slices frozen peaches
- 1/2-3/4 cup frozen berries
- Toss all ingredients into blender in order listed. I find frozen berries blend better when they are closer to the top.
- Blend away and enjoy immediately.