We have all been looking for ways to ease the pressures that come with a big change like nationwide quarantine. For many of us, this pressure manifests physically in our bodies. Ginger is one of the top recommended foods for people who want relief from inflammation or bloating or conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and osteoarthritis. Not only is it your MVP when fighting indigestion and inflammation, it can lower blood sugar and alleviate nausea and soreness. When you incorporate ginger recipes into your diet throughout your day, your entire body will thank you!
Many recipes call for raw ginger root, but honestly, using ginger powder can work wonders, too! You’ll find ginger root in the produce section. Look for pieces that are not wrinkled and don’t have mold. Some may have blue or green spots. That’s totally fine and is simply a different variety of ginger.
When you use raw ginger, you only want the inside, so peel off the skin before using it. You can store ginger for 4-6 weeks in a sealed container in the fridge, and for up to 6 months in the freezer.
If you’re looking for fast relief with little fuss, you can either:
- Chew on a raw piece of ginger (oooh! spicy!)
- Sprinkle 1-2 teaspoons (or more or less, depending on your taste) into hot water. Add agave or honey if you prefer.
Read on for ideas on how to incorporate ginger into any part of your day!
This recipe requires blending ginger with water and squeezing out your fresh ginger juice. You’ll also need lemon juice, seltzer, and honey or agave (or other liquid sweetener).
Here’s an adventurous recipe! You’ll make your own ginger syrup, and you’ll need active dry or brewer’s yeast. Also, a funnel and a 2-liter bottle. It takes 3 days to ferment, and is only very slightly alcoholic. Easy, fun, and yum!
Simply: boil fresh ginger root & then strain!
An easy side dish with a punch of flavor!
A creamy, wholesome dish.
This one is for the adventurous. A strong, Asian dish with bursts of flavor and texture. Start your tofu early, you’ll want it to soak up the marinade as much as possible.
Very easy and slightly healthy, especially if you decide you don’t need the frosting. It contains flax, which has crucial Omega-3s among other nutrients. Combined with the oats, it has a decent protein content as well.
Delicious flavor combo!!
- Carrots for butternut squash
- Flax eggs or apple sauce instead of eggs
- Homemade buttermilk (basically, combine your choice of milk + either lemon juice or vinegar, and allow it a few minutes to curdle)
Healthy and raw, and they can be stored for up to 3 months! A great go-to snack.