5 Ginger Recipes That Will Satiate Your Ginger Cravings

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If you’ve been reading our blog lately, then you probably came across our post about ginger and how it is the root that keeps on giving. Ginger has an endless list of health benefits that starts with fighting inflammation, boosting immunity, slowing cancer growth, decreasing cholesterol, regulating blood sugar levels and ends with providing necessary vitamins and minerals and improving the skin, hair and nail growth.

Ginger is also a very versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes and actually brings out the flavour of all the ingredients. You can have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner or even in a snack.

We have listed some of our favourite ginger recipes with some variety to suit most types of diet plans and intolerances. But before we get into that, we would like to bring awareness to the ingredients that we choose. It is very important to go for organic, or traditionally grown ingredients that are sourced locally. By doing so, we would be encouraging local farmers and selecting ingredients that are herbicides, pesticides and chemicals free.


1- Banana Strawberry and Ginger Smoothie or Cucumber Ginger Smoothie- For Breakfast

If you’re always on the run and don’t have time to properly plan your meals, then the easiest time to have your daily dose of ginger is for breakfast.

And who doesn’t love smoothies first thing in the morning!

You can choose between a strawberry ginger smoothie, for which you will need:

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 fresh banana
  • 1 knob fresh ginger
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 tbsp. honey, if needed


A creamy cucumber ginger smoothie, that will aid in your beautification plan, inside out, for which you will need:

  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 cup ice cubes


2- Pumpkin and Ginger Soup – Lunch & Dinner

Because it is still soup season and we need this warmth to nourish our bodies, we have added this pumpkin and ginger soup recipe that is quite easy to make!

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 kg pumpkin
  • 2 shallots
  • 75 g ginger
  • A few sprigs of fresh herbs, such as chives and mint
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 L organic vegetable stock
  • 125 mL coconut milk, plus extra to serve
  • ½ tbsp. chilli powder
  • 1 lime


3- Sautéed Shrimp with coconut oil, ginger and coriander

Shrimp and ginger go perfectly together! So what if we added garlic and coriander to this mix, with coconut oil to boost the combination of flavors and make the shrimps extremely juicy.

When buying shrimps, choose ethically and consciously farmed shrimps. This choice goes a long way into making sure you are not ingesting any antibiotics or pesticides and that you are choosing shrimps that have been caught without any damage to the environment.

For this recipe you will need:

  • 2 ½ tbsp. coconut oil
  • 6 scallions, white parts thinly slices; dark green parts slices and reserved
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped peeled ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 pound large shrimp, shelled
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
Photo Credits: Cooking NY Times

Photo Credits: Cooking NY Times

4- Broccoli Stir-Fry With Ginger-Avocado Dressing – Lunch or Dinner

Photo credits: Vegetarian Times

Photo credits: Vegetarian Times

This is a vegetarian dish that can be served as an entrée, salad or a side dish to any of your favourite meals. It is a stir-fry served over a bed of baby spinach and with a creamy ginger-avocado dressing.


For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and slices
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 small head cabbage or 1 bunch kale
  • 4 cups organic baby spinach
  • ¼ cup lightly toasted sesame seeds, for garnish


For the ginger-avocado dressing, you will need:

  • 2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into coins
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. cold-pressed olive oil
  • 2 tsp. raw honey
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 2 pinches sea salt


5- Fudgy Pumpkin Oats Chocolate Bites – Snack or Dessert

Photo Credits: Eat Well

Photo Credits: Eat Well

Last but not least, we absolutely recommend you try these pumpkin oats chocolate bites. They are really delicious and very easy to make. You can roll these when you want a healthy snack on the go.

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 knob ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


We hope we have inspired you to try more recipes with ginger! Which one will you start with? Let us know in the comments. We would love to hear from you.


PS: Always make sure to go for organic, or traditionally grown ingredients that are sourced locally.










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