Ginger Smoothie with Three Kinds of Ginger

February 21, 2013

It’s been a while since I shared a recipe. Sorry about that. This ginger smoothie was worth the wait though!

ginger smoothie

A few weeks ago my aunt and uncle requested a smoothie recipe made with the candied ginger I used in these.

My first thought was a cherry ginger combo but I only had dried cherries and that didn’t sound particularly appealing. I may revisit this when fresh cherries are in season or if I think to pick some frozen ones up.

Then I played around with the idea of a chocolate ginger smoothie but I just made this Chocolate Peanut Butter version and they seemed to similar.

Finally I spotted a bag of dates and figured, why not? I’ve never used dates in a smoothie before but I’d seen it done on other blogs. All I can say is, wow! You’ll be seeing a whole lot more dates around here. They added the perfect amount of sweetness and a creamy texture that blew me away.

I couldn’t take the pictures fast enough and quickly gobbled up the entire thing before the photos had even finished downloading to my computer.

I’m not one to toot my own horn but if you like ginger…Make. This. Smoothie. The fresh, powdered and candied ginger all add a different kind of kick. It was so delicious and refreshing. I’m seriously contemplating making a second one.

Triple Ginger Smoothie (vegan, gluten-free)

1 frozen banana

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 dates, pitted

1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger

2 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely minced

2 tablespoons candied ginger, finely minced

4 ice cubes

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Cut the skin from the fresh ginger. Chop fresh and candied ginger into small pieces.

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Top with more candied and powdered ginger if desired.
triple ginger smoothie

Enjoy and Exhale!

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7 Comments

  • Reply lifefullofjules February 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Mmmm! Looks amazing… Ps, your glass is SO cute!

    • Reply Lisa Horvath February 22, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Thank you. I was just thinking I needed to stop in at Marshall’s to pick up some more interesting glasses. Who knew you’d need so much dish ware when you become a food blogger, haha!

  • Reply Julie February 21, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Looks terrific. I will have to pick up dates soon. I have a new Blendtec:)

    • Reply Lisa Horvath February 22, 2013 at 9:32 am

      So lucky! I need a blender. I make everything with my immersion blender. Not the greatest for blending cashews, etc.

  • Reply Joeli February 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I personally like it when the candied ginger and dates don’t go completely liquid. A “chewy smoothie” I suppose but totally delish!

    • Reply Lisa Horvath February 27, 2013 at 8:14 am

      I agree. I like a little chewiness as well. That’s partly why I put the candied ginger on top…that and it looked pretty 🙂

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