Get your glow on with our Vegan Banana Ginger Smoothie! Every single ingredient in this vegan smoothie has powerful, science-backed health benefits such as lowering your risk of kidney cancer and decreasing insulin sensitivity. Plus, the compounds found in ginger will help you quite literally glow—gingerol has been shown to dramatically improve the appearance of your skin. This healthy smoothie recipe makes a wonderful breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up. Thanks to the natural sweetness of bananas and the creaminess of the almond milk, you could also make this banana ginger smoothie as a nutritious, no-sugar-added dessert.
Ready In: 5 minutes
2 bananas, frozen
1/2 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon ginger, fresh
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of cardamom
Place 2 frozen bananas in your blender or food processor.
Pour in a 1/2 cup of almond milk.
Peel and slice 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger, then add to the rest of the ingredients.
Sprinkle in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of cardamom.
Blend until a beautifully smooth and creamy banana ginger smoothie emerges.
Banana: a Swedish study found that thanks to the high concentration of phenolics found in bananas, eating them can significantly lower your risk of developing kidney cancer.
Almond milk: because it has 50% fewer calories per serving than cow’s milk, this plant-based milk is a great choice if you’re looking to lose weight or if you want to add some extra creaminess to your vegan smoothie.
Ginger: is loaded with gingerols, which snuff out inflammation and deactivate pain-causing compounds. Plus, studies indicate this potent spice can speed skin healing and enhance its appearance.
Cinnamon: several studies show that cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar levels. It appears to decrease insulin sensitivity, improve glucose transport, and alleviate inflammation.
Cardamom: researchers have found cardamom can significantly decrease blood pressure levels. One study found the spice can lower levels from high to normal in just 12 weeks, likely due to both its high antioxidant levels and its diuretic properties (meaning, it makes you pee more, which can flush out fluid buildup).