Mango Ginger Smoothie


On a hot summer day, nothing is more refreshing than a smoothie, especially our Mango Ginger Smoothie. Packed with nutrients and freshness, our Mango Ginger Smoothie will keep you satiated for a few hours. It is a meal in itself or can be used as a post-workout snack. Adding ginger gives it that extra zest and spiciness. If you are new to using fresh ginger in a smoothie, you may find it a little strong. So start small until you get used to the taste, then increase the amount as you feel more comfortable. 

Ginger – A Powerful Nutrient

Ginger is a healthy ingredient to add to any meal, including smoothies like our Mango Ginger Smoothie. Ginger is known for its gastro-intestinal benefits. It can help alleviate intestinal gas and be quite soothing and relaxing for the intestinal tract. It has also been studied for its effective way of relieving nausea in general, as well as symptoms of motion sickness. It is safe to use, even in pregnancy.

Gingerol, an active component in ginger, has also been studied for its effectiveness at reducing inflammation, including joint pain in arthritic patients. 

Some studies have shown, that the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of ginger may be effective at reducing or preventing various types of cancers. More studies need to be done in that area but it certainly looks promising. Its antimicrobial properties may also be effective at fighting colds and flus.

Include Ginger Daily

Want to increase your intake of ginger? Apart from this Mango Ginger Smoothie, we have many other recipes on our website that include this amazing ingredient, from soups such as our Carrot Asparagus Ginger Soup, or even a healthy snack like our  Ginger Macadamia Balls . Next time you make a smoothie, remember to add a little ginger for a lot of healthy benefits. 

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1 serving
Prep time: 5 minutes

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Nacho Soup

If you are feeling a little Mexican, then this Nacho Soup is the perfect way to warm you up on a cool summer night. At C’est La Vie Wellness, we love soups because it is a great way to use up any leftover vegetables. In the case of this Nacho Soup, we also used chili walnut meat that was left over from our Sweet Potato Nachos recipe.

Turmeric – The King of Anti-inflammation

Turmeric is what gives our Nacho Soup its nice golden colour. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is know for its numerous health benefits, especially for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that curcumin can help with the management of conditions such as metabolic syndrome, arthritis, anxiety, cholesterol, muscle soreness, and exercise-induced inflammation.

Enhancing Bioavailabily

There are two ways to increase the bioavailability of curcumin in our body. First, because curcumin binds to fats, it is suggested to take it with a source of fat. Our soup contains avocado oil and almond meal, both of which are great sources of healthy fats. The second way is to combine it with some black pepper. The active ingredient piperine, found in black pepper, has been shown to enhance the absorption of curcumin (the active incredient in turmeric). 

Other Turmeric Recipes

Want to increase your intake of turmeric? Apart from this Nacho Soup, we have many other recipes on our website that include this amazing ingredient, from Turmeric Pumpkin Pancakes, to many of our soups such as our Carrot Asparagus Ginger Soup, or Healing Turkey Noodle Soup, . Next time you make a soup from scratch, just add a few tsp of turmeric to the mix and reap all the healthy benefits.

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4-6 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes