Why is it that my smoothies never look as pretty as the ones on the internet or in cookbooks? Regardless of how they look, though, I haven’t made a smoothie that I didn’t like so far. This morning’s smoothie is made with:
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 banana (with a couple of bites missing because my dog, Lillie, LOVES bananas, so I had to share)
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I like Sunwarrior)
- 1 cup unsweetened, non-dairy milk
- 1/2 cup orange juice
This stuff is like liquid sunshine, which tastes lovely on a cold, dark winter morning. Plus, I read yesterday that ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, and since I’ve been having some pain from my knee arthritis, I thought I’d give the ginger thing a try. I’m all about natural medicinal therapies and have been trying to keep the ibuprofen and Tylenol at a minimum. In addition to trying the ginger, I’ve also been rubbing essential oils on my knee which has helped a lot. I can’t get in to see the doctor until January 11, so I’ll have to eat lots of ginger!
Have a wonderful Friday!