I love ginger.
And no, I’m not pregnant. Every time I blog about something with ginger in it, the pregnancy rumors start a-flyin’!
For as much as I love ginger, I don’t think I’ve ever used ginger root! I gravitate toward ground ginger because it’s always available in the spice rack in our pantry. I’m not really a meal planner, so I cook on the fly and use whatever I have available and that has always been ground ginger.
Earlier this week, I bought ginger root because I wanted to incorporate it into a kale-based smoothie/juice. I still haven’t purchased a juicer but have been making green drinks based around Brittany’s green lemonade recipe. Since the pulp remains in the drink, it’s thicker and has more fiber than green juice and I love the way Brittany’s recipe can be adapted. I’ve added carrots, apples and oranges to her recipe and have loved every combination so far.
Today I added ginger to her original recipe and it was delicious and gone in no time at all!
Along with my green drink, I reheated leftovers from dinner from last night for lunch today.
- Amberjack (Caught by my dad!) seasoned with Old Bay
- Zucchini sautéed in olive oil
- Mixed frozen vegetables (Carrots, corn, green beans)
A winning combination!
Question of the Afternoon
- Do you make green juice or green smoothies? What is your favorite combination?
When it comes to green juice, I love the addition of ginger, beets or carrots.