With summer in full swing you may be craving for the tastes and smells of the tropics. Can’t leave town? Bring the islands home with my third smoothie in my 5 part series incorporating adaptogens. If you’re still not totally sure what adaptogens are, no worries! I got you :). Check out my recent blog on adaptogens to get caught up on how these plants and herbs will help promote your overall health and beauty.
This coconut-ty, pineapple and mango infused smoothie has one ingredient – ginseng, that won’t have you scrounging for those prescriptive drugs we won’t speak of today! 🙂
Why Use Ginseng?
This slow growing perennial plant, with fleshy roots, is among 11 species of ginseng, all belonging to the genus Panax of the family Araliaceae; the botanical name Panax means “all heal” in Greek. All of us, I am sure, could use some healing. Who doesn’t, really?
Whether we’re feeling sluggish, fatigued, run-down or tired, this root has been known to not only restore but enhance normal well-being. Providing and improving energy and cognitive function, as an anti-inflammatory, this is one plant you’ll want to start adding to your weekly grocery list.
Prepare all the ingredients.
Add coconut water to blender.
Add mango, pineapple, ginseng powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Starting the blender on a low speed, blend until smooth. If needed gradually increase to higher speeds and blend until smooth.
You may pick up the bitter notes when you first try ginseng but it is also a bit sweet and earthy all at the same time. It’s all about how you combine it, and in this new smoothie, I think the combination will make your mouth water and get you daydreaming about the islands in no time. 😉
Add the coconut water, mango, pineapple, ginseng powder, cinnamon and nutmeg to the blender. Starting the blender on a low speed, blend until smooth. If needed gradually increase to higher speeds and blend until smooth.