Today, we're whipping up a healthy spinach smoothie that's perfect for breakfast or as a light snack. This easy recipe features ginger root, which is known to help digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties. So if you're looking for a nutritious drink to help you feel your best, give this Frozen Spinach Smoothie with Ginger Root a try!
Drinking green smoothies is a great way to start your day, and as much as we love green smoothies, getting smoothies right is a different story; follow the steps for this healthy green smoothie recipe, and you will be adding them to your morning routine in no time.
This Ginger Green Smoothie was inspired by our Green Grapefruit smoothie on this site, which also contains greens, ginger, and pears. It pairs well with a tofu scramble to make a perfect nutritious vegan breakfast.
Ginger in smoothies can be tricky, as ginger tends to overpower the rest of the ingredients. The key is to balance it out with other mellow foods so they can all shine.
- Frozen raw spinach
- Ripe pear
- Fresh ginger
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Maple syrup
- Chia seeds
- Pumpkin pie spice (optional)
See the recipe card for quantities.
Peel ginger and place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, beginning with the liquids.
Blend until the pear spinach smoothie is creamy, and serve immediately.
- Frozen Spinach - instead of frozen baby spinach, you can make green smoothies with frozen kale. Make sure you only use the leaves and strip out the stems; otherwise, the ginger smoothie will have an unpleasant sharp flavor. You can also use a power greens blend or any leafy greens.
- Ginger root - use one teaspoon of ginger powder instead.
- Pear - use frozen banana or frozen pineapple chunks (sweet fruit) to make up for the sweetness; plus, they make a fantastic flavor combo on green smoothie recipes.
- Almond milk - any dairy-free milk works here. If you want more protein, use homemade soy milk, and if you want to benefit from the dietary fiber and cholesterol-reducing benefits of oat milk, you can use that. Check out our Oat milk smoothie.
- Chia seeds - feel free to use flax meal instead or skip them. We like adding a tablespoon of seeds to increase the antioxidant, fiber, and healthy fats content of healthy smoothie recipes.
- Spices - instead of pumpkin pie spice mix, you can use cinnamon powder.
Some variations for this tasty green smoothie we often use.
- Maca root - add 1-3 teaspoons of this powerhouse powder. Ginseng is also an adaptogen, a substance that raises the resistance to diseases and also provides emotional health improvements.
- Protein - add a scoop of organic plant-based protein powder to make this smoothie a post-workout ginger spinach smoothie. You can also use pitted dates or date paste after working out since they help replenish the body faster.
- Tangy - add lime or lemon juice for a citrus note.
See this post-workout smoothie for a plant-protein-powered smoothie.
These Green Ginger Smoothie leftovers will keep in a covered mason jar in the refrigerator for up to one day, though best when fresh.
It is best to use organic frozen fruit to get the best of its health benefits, nutritional value, and taste. If you only have fresh fruit and fresh spinach, you can still enjoy this delicious smoothie. Simply add ice cubes, and you may need to add ½ more plant milk, ½ cup plant-based yogurt, or half an avocado to make it creamy.
Adding ginger to a detox or weight loss spinach smoothie recipe is a great idea because ginger has anti-inflammatory and weight loss properties. (source)
Ginger may also drastically drop blood sugar levels, thus having anti-diabetic properties. (source)
Ginger may also help reduce menstrual pain (source) and chronic indigestions. (source)
Consuming ginger can also help reduce joint pain in people with osteoarthritis. (source)
Ginger can also help fight infections, inhibit the growth of various bacteria (source), and lower cholesterol levels. (source)
🥤 More spinach green smoothies
Love apples? This Spinach Apple Smoothie has great flavor and is great if you want to lose weight because, just as this smoothie, it has a low-calorie count, making it a great detox spinach smoothie to satisfy sweet cravings.
This green smoothie for constipation with apples and carrots can do all the work when things are not flowing!
If you try this spinach smoothie for weight loss, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don't forget to tag a photo #ourplantbasedworld on Instagram. Cheers!
Frozen Spinach Smoothie with Ginger Root
- Prepare ingredients and add frozen spinach, pear, almond milk, peeled and chopped ginger, chia seeds, and maple syrup to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
- For a thicker smoothie, add more pear or frozen spinach. For a thinner smoothie, add more plant milk or water (it will affect sweetness). Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more pear or maple syrup for sweetness and more plant milk.
- Serve immediately and enjoy cold.
🌡️ Food safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking points to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
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