When I purchased all of the ingredients for the latest cooking session, I wound up buying way too much ginger.
Linda told me that I could keep the ginger for a good bit of time which is great since I am sure that I will create recipes this month that use ginger.
Last weekend I came across an image on Instagram (follow me here) from user eatnutritiously and the comments included a number of facts about ginger. Part of the comments included, “it also improves circulation and has been proven to LOWER blood pressure” and also noted that ginger is a great addition to smoothies.
Blood circulation was something I dealt with last summer and naturally lowering blood pressure is a good thing.
I questioned how much to add to a smoothie or green smoothie and the user replied that you should start easy with about a 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger or a 1/4 inch piece of the ginger root as you see in the image above.
If you have a vitamix or blendtec blender, you can put the ginger in whole. If you have a lower powered blender, I’d recommend slicing up the ginger before blending to make sure the ginger is well incorporated and no pieces are left in the smoothie.
I’ve added a 1/4 inch piece to my daily green smoothie and so far it hasn’t changed the taste which is awesome. I like adding more and more goodies to the smoothies while not affecting the taste.