Ginger kick smoothie

Sweet and spicy, this smoothie packs all the health benefits of ginger while tasting great. The other two main ingredients,  papaya and carrots, add a range of further nutrients that are listed below.

Ginger: Ginger can help relieve nausea, gastrointestinal distress and inflammation. It also has antioxidant effects.

Papaya: Papayas contain papain; an enzyme that helps with the digestion of proteins. In addition to that, they are also rich in the antioxidants carotene, vitamin C and flavonoids.

Carrots: Carrots are rich in beta-carotene and fiber. They are also a good source of antioxidants.

Ingredients (makes 2 glasses):

1/2 Papaya

3 medium sized carrots

3 dates (fresh if possible)

1 heaped teaspoon fresh, finely cut ginger

a dash of cinnamon and a smaller dash of nutmeg

4 ice cubes

1 cup water



Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

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