Spiced banana almond smoothie

Spiced banana almond smoothie

One food that I’ve been incorporating into my diet every day is fresh ginger.  Before I started researching anti-inflammation foods , I’d never used fresh ginger in a smoothie.  I’ve used it countless times in meals as it’s one of my favorite flavors, but never in a smoothie.  Now I’m kind of obsessed.  I think I had this pineapple-ginger smoothie with my lunch for a week straight.  It’s strong, but oh-so-good.

Even if you don’t need the anti-inflammation benefits of fresh ginger (but really, who doesn’t?), it boasts a whole bunch of other health benefits.  Fresh ginger is great for nausea (I drank ginger drinks a lot when pregnant), is said to help keep blood-sugar steady, improves the absorption of essential nutrients, and can increase energy.  I’ve noticed after having a smoothie with fresh ginger for lunch I don’t have my usual dip mid-afternoon energy slump, so it works for me!

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