Not only does this smoothie taste like sunshine (fresh orange juice!) and have a spicy kick of ginger, but it’s also packed with powerful greens. So it tastes like sunshine but will give you all of those lovely dark leafy green health benefits. Win!
Ginger has a variety of health benefits and has been used medicinally for centuries. Ginger is widely known for its immune-boosting and stomach-settling abilities (ie: drinking ginger ale to settle your stomach). It has been shown to be effective in treating nausea from motion sickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy. Some studies suggest that ginger can help relieve intestinal gas and speed up digestion.
Ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties show promise for those afflicted with osteoarthritis. Animal studies have shown that ginger may help prevent skin and colorectal cancers while also killing ovarian cancer cells. Ginger may also possess blood thinning and cholesterol-lowering properties which may be helpful in treating heart disease.