Friday, June 24, 2011

Ginger is my new best friend!

Okay, so I know a lot of people blog about smoothies and everyone has a recipe or two that they love. Personally I'm addicted to smoothies all year round and I love experimenting with flavors. I have my favorites, but this recipe is the best smoothie I've ever made. It should win a smoothie award, if there is such a thing. What made this smoothie different from others is that it included ginger root, which I was a bit nervous adding. I love ginger in recipes, but in a smoothie?! I realize now that as long as you have a balance of sweet and creamy, you can't go wrong with adding ginger. Don't hesitate, just try, you will be pleasantly surprised! Without further wait, I present...

Mango-Melon Ginger Smoothie

1 cup frozen cantaloupe

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 cup of soy milk

1 medium banana

1/2 tsp of grated ginger

Throw it all in a blender and blend it up! This serves 1 person :)
You end up with a sweet, tangy, creamy smoothie. The sweetness from the cantaloupe and mango really balance the creaminess of the banana and soy milk. Then you get hit with a nice kick of ginger that is not overwhelming at all. If it was overwhelming my 4 year old wouldn't have gone near this smoothie. Check it out...We smile a lot when we drink smoothies!

I had to make another batch because he wanted his very own smoothie in his special smiley face cup. He gobbled up his and half of mine!

Then he insisted he take a picture of me this morning with my Mango-Melon Ginger smoothie!

Yum what a great start to our day!



Berendina said...

That's a pretty looking smoothie.Great for representing summer :). I was surprise ginger root is in it. Quite creative.

Also I was looking around in my book collection recently and saw I didn't have my smoothie book. I wanted to know If I let you borrow it? Because I think I remember I did, but not totally sure. Its fine if you do have it. I just want to make sure I didn't lose it.

ttyl. Great blog post!

Maggie said...

It's so GOOD! You'll have to try it! I made it again this morning. Ginger root gives it something extra special :)

I do have your smoothie book, I thought you gave it to me. I remember you saying, go ahead you can take it. lol but if you want it back no problem! I haven't looked at it in awhile, I'll have check it out :)


Berendina said...

Yum Yum!. I should try some :)

Well thats good that you have it. I thought I might of lost it. I do remember now you looking at it and me saying you could take it or borrow it since I dont make smoothies very much.

Its fine that you have it. It eases my mind that its not lost or in someone elses possession. I'll probably borrow it back sometime, whenever.I know there are some really good recipes in their when I bought it from the used bookstore. Ummm I gotta go back there in the summer and check it out for more books lol. Great deals!

Thanks., ttyl