Add a little zing to your morning with this bright and fruity Berry Ginger Smoothie! Blended up whole fruit pack in the fibre making for a filling and nutritious drink that you can sip on-the-go.
Ginger Berry Smoothie Ingredients
- Strawberries & Raspberries: I originally planned on making this using strawberries only. I like to keep my recipes simple and to the point whenever possible so I try to avoid adding too many ingredients unless necessary. That being said, I ended being low on strawberries the second time I made this so I added some raspberries to bulk out the berry mixture. The combination of the two made such a difference! The strawberry (sweet) and raspberry (tart) combo worked so well together that it’s worth the extra ingredient.
- Ginger: Fresh ginger has a number of potential health benefits – it’s anti inflammatory, it helps aid in digestion and it can low blood sugar (which is a good thing to add here since smoothies typically contain a lot of natural sugar). Adding a chunk to fruity smoothies is a fast and easy way to squeeze in a little extra goodness to your diet.
- Banana: In this recipe, banana is simply a way to add another type of sweetener to the smoothie to balance out the sweet & tart berries. It also makes for a more filling and fibre packed smoothie.
- Orange: I prefer using whole oranges in smoothies instead of orange juice for the pulp and fibre.
- Almond Milk: This recipe calls for almond milk, but feel free to use any type of milk here – dairy or non dairy.
Optional Smoothie Add-Ins
- Chia Seeds & Flax Seeds: I like adding a 1-2 teaspoons of chia or flaxseeds to smoothies. Even in small doses they pack in a mighty punch. Both chia and flax seeds are great for boosting nutrition without altering flavour. It’s a quick and tasteless way to add a little extra nutrition as they area both great sources of fibre, protein and healthy fats which also makes for a more filling and satisfying smoothie.
- Protein powder: Feel free to add a scoop or two of a vanilla or neutral flavoured protein powder.
- Yoghurt: For even more protein, replace half of the almond milk with greek yoghurt. This will also make for an even creamier smoothie. If you need to keep this smoothie vegan friendly then make sure to use a dairy free yoghurt.
- 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 3/4 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 banana, peeled
- 1 large orange, peeled
- 1 inch chunk ginger, peeled
- 1 cup | 240 ml almond milk (or any milk dairy/non dairy of your choice)
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until thick and smooth. If you prefer and thinner consistency add a little more milk.
- Divide between two glasses and serve.
- You can use all strawberries or all raspberries instead of a combination of the two.
- You can use fresh berries but you may want to add a handful of ice to the blender to make it cold & slushie.
- You can use 1/2 cup yoghurt in place of 1/2 cup of milk milk.