Making Smoothies with Ginger Root

Ginger root, or simply ginger, is a spicy and aromatic root that grows from the base of the ginger plant. The ginger plant is actually considered an herb, with the root (rhizome) typically used as a spice or medicinally (often to treat inflammation, nausea and other stomach troubles). Edible varieties of ginger include Thai, yellow, and white, with the most common variety found in grocery stores coming from China or India.

Peel it?

No need to peel your ginger, but you can if you can't stop wondering how many people at the grocery store touched your piece of ginger with their grubby hands.

Sometimes... we peel our ginger.

Ginger has such a nice, spicy flavor that's truly unique. It may sound a little strange to be putting in in a smoothie if you're new to this whole ginger thing, but it can be that secret ingredient that makes a boring smoothie turn out really interesting.

Smoothie Recipes with Ginger Root


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Ginger Root Flavor Pairings

Apple, Avocado (commercial), Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberries, Grapes, Grapefruit, Kiwifruit, Lemon, Lime, Mango, Melon (cantaloupe), Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Tangerine, Asparagus, Beet Root, Broccoli, Brussel Sprout, Cabbage (red), Carrot, Cauliflower, Chard (swiss), Cilantro, Beet Greens, Collard Greens, Bitter Melon, Fennel Bulb, Garlic, Agave, Almonds, Apricot, Basil (fresh), Banana, Beans (snap), Bell Pepper (green), Bell Pepper (red), Bok Choi, Burdock Root, Cabbage, Cherry (sweet), Cherry (sour), Celery, Eggplant, Cinnamon (Ground), Coconut Meat, Coconut Milk (raw), Corn (white), Corn (yellow), Fig, Honey, Leek, Lentil, Litchee, Maple Syrup, Peppermint, Spearmint, Mushroom (shiitake), Oats, Okra, Onion, Onion (spring/scallion), Parsnip, Parsley, Passion-fruit, Peas, Pumpkin, Plum, Potato, Rhubarb, Snap peas, Sesame Seeds, Spinach, Mung Bean, Squash (butternut), Brown Sugar, Sweet Potato, Soy Sauce, Tamarind, Tofu (soft), Tomato, Cider Vinegar, Red Wine Vinegar, Wasabi Root, Watercress, Yam, Zucchini Squash, Kale, Lettuce (romaine), Nutmeg (ground), Salt, Matcha Powder,
Ginger Root Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 80.0
Calories from Fat 6.75
Total Fat 0.75g
Saturated Fat 0.203g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.154g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 13.0mg
Potassium 415.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 17.77g
Dietary Fiber 2.0g
Sugars 1.7g
Protein 1.82g
Vitamin A 0.0µg
Vitamin C 5.0mg
Calcium 16.0mg
Iron 0.6mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Choline 28.8mg
Folate 11.0µg
Niacin 0.75mg
Riboflavin 0.034mg
Thiamin 0.025mg
Vitamin B-12 0.0µg
Vitamin B-6 0.16mg
Vitamin D 0.0IU
Vitamin E 0.26mg
Vitamin K 0.1µg
Copper 0.226mg
Magnesium 43.0mg
Phosphorus 34.0mg
Selenium 0.7µg
Zinc 0.34mg
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 78.89g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific NameZingiber officinale
Nitrogen Factor6.25
Protein Factor2.78
Fat Factor8.37
Carb Factor3.84