Ahhh yes, the morning after Thanksgiving. I don’t know about you but I’m pretty sure I ate a weeks worth of calories yesterday. Awesome. Smoothies are my version of a clean slate. One of my secrets to a delicious and extremely healthy smoothie is to use very ripe fruit with natural sweetness. This eliminates the need for added sweeteners which pack on the calories. A great way to ensure you are always just a few minutes away from a perfect smoothie is to keep peeled, ripe bananas in the freezer.
Fresh ginger should be grated into any smoothie with berries or peaches. I always keep peeled ginger root in the freezer. Frozen ginger is extremely easy to grate using a Microplane – it literally turns into ginger snow before your eyes. The best part? Ginger is virtually calorie free but will completely transform your smoothie from a dull mixture into a tangy addictive treat.
Your straw is waiting.
Ginger Berry Fruit Smoothie
- 1 banana frozen or fresh
- 1 apple cut in 1" chunks
- 1 c frozen mixed berries
- 1 c frozen spinach optional
- 1 c skim milk
- 1 tsp ginger root grated
- Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.
- Feel free to add additional honey to sweeten if necessary.