Ginger Spinach Green Smoothie

Ginger Spinach Green SmoothieIt’s no secret that I love to use various spices in my smoothies to boost nutrition and improve the taste. This recipe calls for one of my favorites, ginger. With ginger you get that signature peppery, sweet taste and a bunch of health benefits. Combined with a little spinach, frozen blueberries, and banana, and you’ll be rocking one healthy smoothie!

Quick aside, I recently purchased a new grater by Kyocera (Kyocera ceramic grater), which makes grating things like ginger and turmeric a breeze, and actually kind of fun. You can pick one up from Amazon for around $20. Highly recommended.

Why is ginger so healthy for you anyways? Here are a few reasons:

  • Anti-Inflammatory action (example: studies have shown relief from arthritis)
  • Offers protection against many cancers
  • Pregnant? Ginger is safe and effective at relieving nausea and vomiting
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Immune booster (helps fight off colds and flu)
  • Supports cardiovascular health

Don’t limit your ginger usage to smoothies alone; use it when sauteing vegetables, making homemade salad dressings, rice dishes, and anything else that could use a little spice. Now that you’re sold on ginger, it’s time to blend up this delicious smoothie.

Ginger Spinach Green Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 fresh or frozen medium banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 inch ginger, peeled and minced (or grated)
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey (or sweeten with stevia or maple)

The Add-ons

  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 serving of your favorite green superfood powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes/shreds

Show Time

Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend for 30-45 seconds or until the desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 23g
  • Vitamin A: 10% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 40% RDA
  • Vitamin K: 208% RDA
  • Calcium: 5% RDA
  • Iron: 8% RDA

Try this ginger spinach green smoothie recipe? Please leave a comment below and tell me all about it. Happy Blending!

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20 Responses to Ginger Spinach Green Smoothie

  1. Lore #

    The ginger spinach smoothie was great! And I always have those ingredients on hand!

    • Ryan #

      Thanks for sharing, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Tod #

    Good smoothie, very refreshing. Tastes better with honey added and a banana that is well ripened.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hey Tod, I rarely mention that, but yes a ripened banana is key. Cheers!

  3. Ashley #

    So good! Drinking it right now!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Jealous…wish I was drinking this smoothie right now too :) Maybe for breakfast tomorrow.

  4. Stover1029 #

    This smoothie is awesome!! I drink it before my morning runs!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Stover. Great to hear you’re enjoying this smoothie and going for morning runs :)

  5. Stephanie #

    Is there a good alternative for the avocado?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You can simply omit, use a whole banana, or try a nut butter…

  6. Can can #

    Most times I follow the directions for the smoothie it’s a fail. Well, not this time. This smoothie recipe gave me a base to work from. I used water & cranberry mix, spinach, raw ginger, over ripe banana and over ripe pear, a small handful of fresh purple grapes. Then I blended it. So,etching said, you forgot to use a sweet we, so I tasted it first and found it to be sweet enough. I’m so HAPPy. Thanks so much. This is the best

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome! Great to hear you enjoyed this smoothie. Fruit usually does provide enough sweetness.

  7. Tami Ryan #

    I loved this smoothie! I added coconut water instead of regular water and some pineapple to make it a little sweeter. Very tasty!!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Coconut water and pineapple were a nice touch, Tami.

  8. Regan #

    To your list of ginger benefits you should add it relieves menstrual cramps! And the spinach with iron on top of that makes for a great smoothie for that time of the month (what I came looking for).

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I’ll have to update the list of health benefits. Thanks, Regan. I wouldn’t know about menstrual cramp relief from personal experience :)

  9. Erlend Lillelien #

    Enjoyed the smoothie, but was put off by the grossly misleading pic. With blueberries it will not be green.
    Which smoothie is that a pic of? (Looks very good)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      That’s a stock image, which I used for a few smoothies before I started taking my own pictures. Sorry, didn’t mean to mislead anyone.

  10. Leah S #

    Awesome! I found this by accident as I had started making my favorite, avocado ginger lime, then found I was out of limes. Reminds me of a ginger cookie.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Awesome is good :) Thanks for sharing, Leah!

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