Recent study in the journal Medical Science Monitor revealed that consuming Ginger relieved migraine pain in 82% of sufferers. The credit goes to gingerols which inhibit prostaglandis and leukotrienes, inflammatory neurotransmitters that trigger head pain. Ginger also tames stomach upset, from general nausea to motion and morning sickness.
One more reason to consume ginger-root is that just 1 tsp. per day can end muscle and joint pain, according to Danish Researchers.
Here’s a perfect Ginger Smoothie :
Sweet ‘n Spicy Smoothie
In blender, combine :
- 2 cups vanilla frozen yogurt
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- 1 Tbs. chopped fresh ginger-root
- 1 Tbs. honey
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup crushed ice
Blend 1 minute or until smooth. Pour into 4 glasses: Garnish each with a lemon curl and a sprig of fresh mint if desired. Makes 4 servings.
Gingered Apple Cider
- 3 apples, cored
- sliced 1 inch piece ginger
Process through a juicer and serve.
Lemon~Lime Ginger Ale
- 1 apple, cored and sliced
- ½ inch fresh ginger (less if you find the taste too strong)
- handful of grapes
- 1/4 lemon
- 1/2 lime
- sparkling mineral water
Remove the grapes from the stem. Juice the apple and ginger together,then juice the rest of the fruit. Pour the juice in a large glass and fill to the top with sparkling water and serve with ice. Enjoy.
You can throw just about anything in a smoothie to enhance its flavor such as honey, tofu, jams, any combination of fruits, peanut butter, juices, etc., but keep in mind it will effect the nutritional values.
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