So girls (and boys) back to our fit tip of the week, and here is another one for your collection; the oh so powerful and healing root vegetable known as Ginger or Ingwer in German. Root vegetables are incredibly nutrient-dense due to the fact that they absorb so much goodness from the rich soil that they grow in (sourcing your root vegetables from organic sources or growing them yourselves is therefore the best choice for optimal benefits). They have an incredible cleansing ability, in addition to regulating your blood sugar and digestive system.
So what makes Ginger particularly SUPER! Let’s break it down;
Ginger is nature’s natural aspirin, YUP! It has amazing anti-inflammatory powers. It helps with muscle pain and inflammation but inflammation of your bowels, digestive system in general, can be controlled immensely with the power of ginger. It is a disease-fighting vegetable and gives both your immunity and energy a boost.
Super Ingredients in Ginger
Magnesium is great for sleep and bone/joint health
Phosphorus is incredibly difficult to source from our daily diet and also a mineral necessary for muscle strength, energy and bone health)
Potassium is known as an electrolyte which helps filter and balances the fluids in your body, also vital for healthy kidney function and great for regulating your blood pressure.
Calcium we all now how important calcium is but it truly is a mineral that is a necessity of actual life and oxygen in our bodies, it is not just for our bones but for our nervous system and it literally helps our nervous system transmit messages to our muscles.
Vitamin C is packed in Ginger this is exactly why the root vegetable is so healing. As we may already know Vitamin C is essential for healing our bodies. It helps with our ligaments, joints, blood vessels, any wounds we may have, our skin as it is an essential nutrient in the production of collagen (which starts decreasing each year from the age of 18 AHHH!). Vitamin C great immune booster.
Iron, essential vitamin as it carries the oxygen we inhale throughout our bodies and to our muscles.
SO now can you see why Ginger is a superfood, all that goodness in one place. It’s pretty Super!
Yummy Mummy Tip
These are our tips for getting ginger into your diet on a daily basis;
A daily Ginger Shot (it can vary YOU can even have a shot of pure ginger) but this is our Yummy Mummy Recipe
3-7 cm Ginger ( choose what suits your own taste)
2-5 cm Fennel
Smooth, beautiful and effects are instant. You can drink about 3 ounces of this concoction or if you really need a boost 5 ounces is a good place to start. The apple sweetens it and the fennel smooths the strong spicy taste of ginger. Apple is also an anti-inflammatory and eating/drinking an apple a day can really help keep the doctor away. You can also throw in your Udo’s Blend into the mix or any other Omega booster (<<<—Click here to see my favourite for children and by far the best tasting omega blend) to give you a real kick in the morning. The energy and fat burning kicks in straight away. Incorporate this into your morning routine and notice how your focus, energy, mood and body feel afterwards.
Yummy Mummy Ginger Berry Smoothie
150 g of fresh strawberries
Juice of 1 lime
5 cm piece of ginger (juice this with your lime or if you have a power blender, blend it up for the fibre goodness)
2 tablespoons of Dr Johanna Budwig Bio Omega- 3 Gold Blend (wow try saying that 10 times fast)
150 g of Natural Yogurt
200 ml of water
blend up and drink up!
My favourite dairy based yoghurt is Skyr yoghurt made in Iceland, the #1 Country for the healthiest, longest living people in Europe. It is ethically sourced, packed with protein and an instant energy booster. Great for kids too. However if you aren’t a fan of diary or need to be careful with it, a coconut milk alternative with a little sugar, no additives or artificial stuff is great too, SO DELiCIOUS is the way to go. I schedule some vegan days into our meal plan to keep dairy consumption reasonable for my family and me, on those days I choose from the vegan-friendly/diary-free So Delicious range!
And remember if your local grocery stores don’t carry these brands just ask them, alternatively ask your local small business health store too or check out your online options, get others involved in requesting the brand too. We need to use our voice to change the food industry and demand that our stores carry healthy alternatives and give us access to less processed foods.
If you love the taste of Ginger, 4 cm of ginger grated, then pour it over your natural yoghurt, greek yoghurt, yoghurt alternative and add some mint leaves and a bit of chilled sparkling water mix it in a blender or eat it with ginger and mint leaves as a topping.
Ginger, leek, carrot soup
30 g of real butter or dairy alternative
3 hazelnut oil
1 red onion
2 garlic cloves
2 large leeks
5 cm of ginger (peeled)
1kg of carrots
1.5 L of vegetable stock
Method: red onion, garlic cloves, leeks, ginger cut up or grated throw in a sauce pan with a bit of butter and gently saute for 10 minutes medium heat. Boil carrots in vegetable stock and then combine everything in a blender/food processor, blend it up, serve with a drizzle of hazelnut oil over the soup and enjoy.
Time Crunch method: throw everything except the oil into a slow cooker, boil slowly then blend (you loose a bit more of the nutritional value) but sometimes we need a quick fix.
This is a great Thermo cooker or slow cooker meal option as you can walk away, come back, blend it and serve it. If you have a power blender you can make this instantly with your high-speed option for about 4-6 mins. But do note I mean You do really need a super blender for making instant hot soups, so check your blender’s details before you burn out the motor and want to kill me afterwards haha!
Last but not least OMI (Orange-Minze-Ingwer/Orange-Mint-Ginger Tea) Tee
Here is Germany, it is common to drink hot water with fresh ginger slices, fresh mint leaves, and slices of orange, and normally a bit of honey or brown sugar can be added to sweeten it up. This is a great morning booster if you are more of a tea drinker
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