Ginger also contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols and is a powerful painkiller which makes it especially beneficial for those who suffer with joint, muscle, and nerve pain. Ginger has incredible immune-boosting and germ fighting abilities and has even been shown to help provide protection and relief from E.coli, Staph infections, and Candida albicans. You can learn more about ginger’s health benefits here.
Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast or a snack. It’s a crowd pleaser so you might want to make enough to share with your friends and family, or consider serving it up at your next brunch gathering!
Pineapple Ginger Smoothie
2 cups chopped pineapple (fresh or frozen)
2 cups chopped mango (fresh or frozen)
1 inch piece peeled ginger
1 cup water or coconut water
6 ice cubes (only if you use fresh fruit)
1. Place all ingredients except ice in a blender. If you are using frozen fruit, you may need 1.5 to 2 cups of water. Blend until smooth.
2. If you used fresh fruit rather than frozen, add ice and blend again.
3. Sip and enjoy!