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!
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).
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…
- 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!
All my love,