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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Spinach Ginger Smoothie with Nutmeg

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This Spinach Ginger Smoothie, is healthy, low carb and delicious! It’s packed with great flavors and has a satisfyingly creamy texture!

spinach ginger smoothie served in a glass against a white background

When it’s summer, I tend to make a lot of smoothies. Mainly because, it’s so hot outside earlier in the morning that my typical breakfast (hot tea + oatmeal) warms me up just a little too much!

This ginger smoothie is refreshing, low carb and easy to make! It’s a great way to start the day, filling you up nicely until your next meal. It takes less than 5 mins to whip up and only needs 5 ingredients – easy! No need for lots of veggie chopping and dicing, just grate a bit of ginger and put it with the rest of the ingredients, straight into the blender. If you are after a healthy, fat burning and filling morning drink, this ginger smoothie is for you!

Tools and Equipment You’ll Need

A tasty smoothie shouldn’t take more than five minutes to make, and this recipe is no exception! All you need is an excellent blender. My favorite blender options include:

smoothie ingredients

How to Make a Spinach Ginger Smoothie – Step By Step

Step 1: Peel ginger, and roughly chop. Then add all of your ingredients: almond milk, almond butter, ginger, spinach and nutmeg to your blender.

Step 2: If using a high speed blender, start on low and slowly increase the speed until all ingredients are blended. Bring speed back to low. Pour into cups and enjoy!

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What makes this Spinach Ginger Smoothie healthy?

  • Benefits of Ginger: Ginger has a compound called gingerol which is an anti-inflammatory. It also helps to reduce nausea, and includes nutrients that improve brain function. It has been show to lower blood sugar, and improve risk factors associated with heart disease and type 2 diabetes. 
  • Rich in Vitamins and Nutrients: Along with all the super power benefits of ginger, spinach, almond butter, and nutmeg have some super powers of their own. This smoothie is high in iron, thanks to the added spinach. The almond butter is rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, magnesium, copper, vitamin B2, and phosphorous
  • Heart Health Fats: Almond butter is a great source of monounsaturated fat, protein, and fiber which are essential for heart health.

Will kids enjoy this Spinach Ginger Smoothie?

The ginger in this smoothie adds a distinct flavor that some kids might think is spicy. However, the spinach, almond butter, almond milk, and nutmeg create a well balanced creamy smoothie. Allow your kids to try the smoothie with the ginger, and if they’re not a fan, you can make a kid version by leaving it out.

spinach ginger smoothie served in a glass against a brown background

What is ginger?

The ginger that we eat is the root of the flowering plant. It has been used since ancient times for its medicinal properties as it helps with nausea, arthritis, inflammation, and potentially can reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, and other health problems.

It is spicy or peppery but also slightly sweet. It has a strong flavor when eaten raw, but that flavor mellows when cooked.

How do you peel ginger?

Ginger root has a tough outer covering that you don’t want to eat. Before adding it to your recipes be sure to peel it. You can use a paring knife to peel, or a vegetable peeler. Be sure to remove the entire dark brown outer edge.

How do you store and keep ginger?

Ginger comes in many different forms. It can be dried and ground like a spice, crystalized, pickled, preserved, or fresh.

Store ground, dried, or crystalized ginger in a cool dry place such as your pantry or spice drawer.

Store pickled and preserved ginger in the refrigerator in their original packaging. 

This recipe calls for fresh grated ginger. If the ginger still has its peel, wrap it in paper towel, place in a plastic bag, and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

If your ginger is already peeled you can preserve its life by storing in glass container covered with vodka, in the refrigerator for up to a week. If the liquid looks cloudy it’s time to toss it. That’s a sign of mold and bacteria. 

spinach ginger smoothie served in a glass against a white background

Top Tips for Making this Spinach Ginger Smoothie

  • Use the freshest ingredients possible.
  • Add ice cubes or frozen spinach, if you want the smoothie to be colder.
  • Load your blender liquids first, then spices, then vegetables.
  • Blend until the texture is smooth and creamy.
  • If you don’t have almond butter you can use any other nut or seed butter.
  • To increase the protein in this recipe, add in 1/2 cup-1 cup of Greek Yogurt and/or an all natural protein powder

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Spinach Ginger Smoothie

This Spinach Ginger Smoothie, is healthy, low carb and delicious! It's packed with great flavors and has a satisfyingly creamy texture!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 cup homemade almond milk or any boxed unsweetened almond milk that doesn’t have carrageenan
  • 2 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup baby spinach

Instructions

  • Peel ginger, and roughly chop.
  • Add almond milk, almond butter, ginger, spinach and nutmeg to your blender.
  • If using a high speed blender start on low and slowly increase the speed until all ingredients are blended. Bring speed back to low. Pour into cups and enjoy!

Notes

Top Tips for Making this Spinach Ginger Smoothie
  • Use the freshest ingredients possible.
  • Add ice cubes or frozen spinach, if you want the smoothie to be colder.
  • Load your blender liquids first, then spices, then vegetables.
  • Blend until the texture is smooth and creamy.
  • If you don’t have almond butter you can use any other nut or seed butter.
  • To increase the protein in this recipe, add in 1/2 cup-1 cup of Greek Yogurt and/or an all natural protein powder
Modified from Eat Fat, Get Thin

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Sodium: 209.1mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 5.3g | Sugar: 2g

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Smoothies are nutritious, delicious, and easy to customize. Try a fruity favorite, or blend up a healthy green smoothie that is vegan, vegetarian, AND dairy-free.

Fresh, flavorful ingredients mean that you don’t have to rely on sugar for a sweet treat.

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