This Creamy Orange Ginger Smoothie is filled with immune strengthening ingredients and could seriously be death to your next cold! Give your immune system a fighting chance this winter, enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, as a snack or dessert.
My kind of winter…
I am very fortunate that the winters here in La Safor Spain are mild. Temperatures rarely go below 10º Celsius which is a far cry from the sub-zero temperatures we once braved in Budapest.
God knows how much I loathe winter. Runny noses, freezing fingers and noses. Winter now has a different meaning, we rarely get sick and winter is all about oranges. The Valencia region produces the most oranges in Spain. Sweet oranges are grown in groves throughout the coastline. In fact orange trees can be seen everywhere.
The park opposite my home was once an orange grove. The young and elderly alike sit in that park, they chat, picnic and play ball. So even though its sad to see the trees cut down its satisfying to know that the space created is being utilised. There’s a 10K cycle/running track through one of the orange groves a stones throw from my home. It is there I run a couple of times per week, can you think of a better place?
Orange Ginger Smoothie with Persimmons – A Vitamin C bomb!
Oranges have quite a reputation in the vitamin C department but did you know that persimmons gram for gram contain more vitamin C? Yes its true, go google it now if you don’t believe me.
Orange Ginger Smoothie Ingredients
Lets take a closer look at the ingredients of this smoothie
Oranges and persimmons give a double dose of vitamin C
Ginger is not only great for building up your immune system but works wonders for digestion
Turmeric has powerful antioxidant effects. Turmeric can also help treat symptoms of arthritis and as someone who suffers from joint pain I can attest to the powers of this natural drug. Read more about all the benefits of turmeric here.
I reach for this smoothie the moment I feel a sniffle.
How to cut ginger for smoothies
I have used fresh ginger root in this orange ginger smoothie and it does give the smoothie a bit of a kick but it combines extremely well with the oranges.
To prepare your fresh ginger you simply cut or break off the desired piece from the whole root. Peel the skin off with a paring knife and add the peeled ginger to your blender. I usually wrap the remaining ginger tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for as long as 3 weeks. It also stores well in the freezer.
What can I use in place of persimmons ?
Papaya or mangoes would make a great substitute for persimmons
How do you build up your defences during the winter?
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Orange Ginger Smoothie
- Juice of one orange
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 persimmon roughly chopped
- ½ banana
- ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 half-inch knob of fresh ginger peeled
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You may add more liquid if its too thick.
Oh, yum, yum, yum! I love this, and I am going to pin it. Ginger is one of those things I always try to cook with because of all the great health benefits–but I have never put it into a smoothie before! Thanks for the great inspiration! I will be stopping by again. 🙂
Thanks Bethany! If you like ginger then you will love this smoothie. The ginger gives it a really nice kick along with all the health benefits of course.. 🙂
Thanks for this recipe…looks good and sounds like it will be good for me!
Thanks Jamie! It’s oh so good for you..:)
YuM, Yum!!! Will definitely be giving this a try and pinning it.
Safari, I’m sure you will like it. Thanks for the share!
I love the idea of mixing orange and ginger together; this is such a great smoothies to start off the day!
Thanks! This is my go to breakfast smoothie during the winter.. 🙂
This looks so delicious! I am a huge smoothie fan. Such a great way to get extra nutrients in 🙂 Thanks for sharing! <3
Thank Robyn! Smoothies are great like that, aren’t they.. 🙂
Yum! I might try this only with fresh turmeric, which my local healthfood store just got in!
Oh lucky you! I have been hoping to get my hands on fresh turmeric for ages now! Enjoy.. 🙂
Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!
Thank you so much Cindy. Much appreciated! See you next Friday.. 🙂
This sounds amazing! We’re all about boosting immunity around here. 😉
Oh yes Lynn we all need it!
I love the simplicity of this smoothie. I love ginger in everything! Turmeric is so good for us. Plus the addition of persimmon intrigues me. I have never used it in a smoothie, so I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing this healthy and delicious Anti-Orange Ginger Smoothie with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it. I’m pinning and sharing!
Thank you Deborah! Persimmon is one of those fruits that really intrigued me as well. I have discovered its the perfect winter fruit. You just have to make sure its really ripe. An unripe persimmon will make you gag!
I’m with you Deborah,
I love ginger and can’t get enough of it. When I see a recipe to add ginger in a juice or drink I see “1/2 inch” and I think “the whole root” because I love when it burns my throat…it’s so good!
Wally, I actually put a bit more than stated here. I love the bite of ginger as well!
This looks really good and I love the ginger in it. I have never even had or heard of a persimmon until today so I will have to see if I can find one and give this a try!
Thank you Wally. Glad to know I have a fellow ginger lover..lol Persimmon is a winter fruit. I don’t really see them anymore at my farmers market. If you’re lucky enough to find one still make sure you allow it to fully ripen in a sunny spot. They are awful when not ripe… 🙂
Love, LOve, LOVe, LOVE, LOVE!!! this smoothie!! ? thanks for sharing!!?
So glad you like it Barbara ??
If I make it without the persimmon will it still help?
You can try mango or papaya both are high in vitamin C.