Juicy berries, tart apples, and ripe bananas are blended with fresh ginger root to give this Ginger Berry Fruit Smoothie a kick.
Smoothies are my version of a clean slate. Feeling gross? Have a smoothie. Had a bunch of greasy food the night before? Have a smoothie. It’s a perfect solution to filling your belly and keeping your conscience clear. My Ginger Berry Fruit Smoothie is just one more variation that you can add to your breakfast or snack rotation to keep feeling healthy and satisfied.
- Banana: Naturally sweetens and adds a creaminess to the smoothie, while also beinga great source of vitamins and nutrients.
- Apple: Use whatever you have! If you like tart flavor, use a Granny Smith. I’ve used gala, fuji, and honeycrisp.
- Berries: I like to use a frozen mixed bag of blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. But you can use fresh or frozen, and whatever you have on hand.
- Spinach: Practically flavorless, but a fantastic source of iron along with other vitamins.
- Ginger: Virtually calorie-free, it transforms your smoothie from a dull mixture into a tangy treat.
- Flaxseed meal: Flavorless, but adds healthy and important omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
How to Make Ginger Berry Fruit Smoothie
Start your Ginger Berry Fruit Smoothie by coring and slicing your apple, and preparing your other ingredients.
Starting with the leafy greens at the bottom, add in all of the ingredients. If you aren’t using frozen fruit, add a bit of ice.
Pour in a bit of water, and blend. Keep adding ice or water until you’ve reached the desired consistency.
Garnish with fresh berries if you’re feeling fancy, and enjoy your ginger berry smoothie!
- Thicken it up. Add some plain Greek yogurt to make your smoothie extra creamy, not to mention it’ll add an extra punch of protein.
- Switch out your greens. If you don’t have spinach, you can also use kale or any other leafy green in your fridge.
- Use your own berry blend. Use what you like! If you only have raspberries, use only raspberries. Fresh or frozen, any combination is good.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is ginger good to put in smoothies?
Yes! Not only does it add a wonderful flavor, but studies have shown that it improve the immune system and has anti-cancer and anti-diabetes properties.
What berries are good for smoothies?
Literally any and all berries could be used in a smoothie. Blueberries are a go-to favorite of mine, as well as strawberries.
Do you have to peel ginger?
When using fresh ginger, you should always peel it. That thick, outer layer is no fun to eat.
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By adding frozen fruit to your smoothies you eliminate the need to add in ice. Of course, if you have fresh fruit on hand just add in extra ice to make it thick and creamy. Either way, you could a delicious Ginger Berry Fruit Smoothie.
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Ginger Berry Fruit Smoothie
- 1 medium banana (frozen or fresh)
- 1 apple (cored and quartered )
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 2 cups frozen spinach (optional)
- 1 inch-piece ginger root (thinly sliced)
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 1 cup water
- ice (to thicken)
- Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Add ice until you've reached desired consistency.