I used to see ginger at the grocery store and wonder who would buy it and what exactly they would do with it. Now that I know the benefits, and how easy it is to incorporate into my daily life, I include it on my shopping list weekly.
Ginger has long been regarded in traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for many different conditions. It can be used medicinally, as a delicacy, and as a hot, fragrant cooking spice.
There are many ways to consume ginger, but my favorite is as a juice. You can also make ginger tea, which can help reduce inflammation and ward off colds, all while aiding digestion.
Here are two of my favorite ginger recipes to try out if you're new to this crazy-looking root!
Simple Ginger Juice
1-2 red or green apples
2 stalks celery
1 lemon, peeled
1 inch of ginger, peeled
Put all ingredients in a juicer and enjoy!
4 or 5 thin slices of ginger, peeled or just cut off the outer layer
2 cups water
1 Tbsp. raw, local honey
Juice from ½ lime
Bring water to a full boil, then add the ginger and turn the heat down to a simmer to avoid burning. You can simmer longer if you want a stronger tea. After 10 minutes, pour the liquid in a mug and add honey and lime. This tea tastes amazing and is so simple to make!
Did you know Ginger and Mango both boost your metabolism? Along with
boosting your metabolism ginger also is a natural pain reliever, from
migraines to menstrual cramps ginger heals a lot of pain. It also helps
reduce morning or motion sickness and banishes heart burn! Mangos not
only boost metabolism, they also aid in digestion, boost your memory and
increases your sex drive! This one little drink will do a lot for your
body, so make a big pitcher today and enjoy.
I have made this in a 2 liter pitcher, in a giant sun tea container
and in a cleaned out venti Starbucks cup. This recipe is for the
largest, the 4 liter sun tea pitcher. If you want to do a smaller
pitcher cut the recipe in half, in a small cup use just one very thin
slice of ginger and 1/8 cup mango.
You can use fresh or frozen mango, I like frozen because I don’t have
to cut and it is always picked at the peak of the season and frozen so
if I can’t get mango…