Looking for an amazing way to boost beauty and immunity with fall kicking in? My Warming Ginger Nectarine Smoothie Recipe will do just that. Providing the warming effects we need as the colder weather heads our way.
Packed with detoxification elements from the ginger and the vital nutrients and minerals from the nectarine. You will also benefit from the balancing properties found in the maca powder. Your entire self will thank you! 😉
I love ginger for its detox properties, and frequently use it in my Immunity Tea. Simply slice it thinly, and steep it in boiling water for a few minutes. Ginger is one of the best all around health and beauty foods.
Ginger is very versatile, so you can use it in dozens of dishes, including my smoothies!
It not only helps promote detoxification, but elevates metabolism and immunity. Ginger is also warming without being irritating. It provides an earthy, fresh flavor. Here’s how to choose your fresh ginger and some other helpful kitchen tips!
If you want further help in the detoxification process, click here!
The Drupe Fruit: Nectarines
Nectarines are one of those juicy, fragrant and deliciously sweet species that is closely related to the peach. These fruits are described as a drupe (I LOVE this word- it’s my new fav! It means fruit that’s flesh is surrounded by central solitary, hard seed).
It belongs within the genus Prunus, which is a large group of tree fruits, such as plums, damson, and almonds.
Nectarines contain B-complex vitamins and minerals and are good sources of niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, and pyridoxine. They also contain minerals and electrolytes, like potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure. They also have iron (required for red blood cell formation), zinc, copper and phosphorus.
When To Buy & What To Look For
Nectarines usually last until the end of September, which means this is a great time to add it to your diet. You can use frozen nectarine during the rest of the year.
Try to look for well-ripened, soft fruit with a smooth surface and avoid hard, immature ones as they are harvested prematurely. Also, avoid ones with signs of surface blemishes, shriveled (never a good look), and any punctures.
If you find ones that are slightly hard but mature, you can keep them at room temperature until they ripen.
The ripening process can be enhanced storing them in a paper bag, which concentrates the gas and hastens the ripening process. Keep your ripe nectarines inside the refrigerator and try to use them up within a day or two, to enjoy their rich natural flavor.
Let’s get to it!
Packed with numerous health promoting anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins—it’s time to warm-up to this delish smoothie!
Click below for full recipe…
Warming Ginger Nectarine Smoothie Recipe
- Add 1 cup water
- Then 1 nectarine
- 1-2 " chunk fresh ginger grated or finely chopped
- Next add 1 ripe banana
- 1 tsp. maca powder
- 1 Tbs. coconut nectar optional, to taste
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth in a high speed blender and Enjoy!
Happy blending and don’t forget to add this to your Pinterest Smoothie board!
All my love,
I loooove ginger! But nectarine and ginger? Who would have thought! I’m so excited at just the thought! Can’t wait to make it! Hope nectarines are still available here in Beijing!
Thanks for checking out my new smoothie recipe. Let me know what you think once you’ve tried it. Sending lots of love! 😉
It sounds delicious.. will give it a try..
Thanks Wasim for checking out my new recipe and let me know what you think. Sending lots of love! 😉
Hi Kimberly! I am all ways unsure as to which maca to buy-gelatinized or raw. I read that you can’t benefit from the maca when it is raw and it needs to be cooked to not upset your stomach and balance your hormones. Also is to much of it bad for you? Which type would you recommend and what quantity per day?
Do you have to peel ginger before using it? Also, can dried ginger be substituted? Thank you Kimberly for all of your yummy smoothie recipes!
So yummy! I’ve made this many times. Couldn’t find nectarines so I used a peach. Added a little cinnamon too! Perfection!
So happy you enjoyed this smoothie Maureen, and thanks for the positive feedback. Sending lots of love! 😉