Ginger Green Smoothie

This Ginger Green Smoothie has been a wonderful recipe for many people, thanks to the power of plants (especially ginger root!). So often the nutrients fruit contains aren’t used by the body. If the body doesn’t have the tools to properly digest, absorb, and eventually use all those great nutrients they go to waste. In this ginger smoothie, nothing the apple brings to the table is wasted thanks to its good friend, ginger.

Ginger Green Smoothie in mason jars

Apples and ginger make the perfect combo in this ginger smoothie recipe. Besides being absolutely delicious, apples and ginger also provide a fantastic combination of health benefits that have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer.

Since both my parents have had cancer— I try to eat foods that will help prevent cancer as much as possible. This ginger smoothie is a match made in heaven with cancer-fighting antioxidants.

One of my favorite tools to help me use all these fresh ingredients to fight off everything from the common cold to cancer is my Vitamix blender. It’s the one you see pictured in so many of our posts. He’s a handsome fellow, don’t you think? 🙂 Right now Vitamix is shipping FREE my favorite professional grade blender with the low profile 64 oz. container for just $298. You don’t see the price until you add it to the cart – the sale is that awesome. And its not even Black Friday! Enjoy.

Now what was I saying about apples? Oh yes…

Why this ginger green smoothie rawks

Apples are considered a cancer-fighting food because of the antioxidants that fight on the front lines against free radicals. Free radicals cause oxidative stress, which damages cells and DNA. These issues open the door for cancer. Apples are able to reduce oxidative stress by eliminating these free radicals. Who knew?!

But wait, that’s not all! One of the most impressive antioxidants found in apples is quercetin. On top of eliminating free radicals, this antioxidant stops mutating cells from damaging surrounding cells. If cells are not allowed to contaminate one another, cancer can’t spread.

Apples also contain phenolic compounds, a class of chemical compounds that have been proven to prevent cancer. Phenolic compounds enhance the immune system and assist in preventing the spread of cancerous cells. Talk about a hard-working fruit! Apples provide all these benefits and a ton of vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium.


The power of ginger in this green smoothie

Ginger helps the body make the most of these nutrients by allowing for proper nutrient absorption. This means ginger promotes a healthy digestive system by making sure that nothing gets backed up and everything is put to good use. If you know what I mean… 😉

In addition to helping regulate the metabolism, ginger also promotes a strong immune system because it helps clean out bacteria in the colon. Pair this with all the nutrients found in apples and you can be confident that you are making the most of the nutrients available in your Ginger Smoothie.

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Ginger Green Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 oz smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This ginger green smoothie is a delicious way to reduce the risk of cancer and give the body the tools it needs to absorb all the fantastic nutrients apples provide.



  • 1 cup spinach (fresh)
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 apple (any variety, core removed)
  • 1/4 inch ginger (peeled)


  1. Blend spinach and almond milk together until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again.


*Use at least one frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

Keywords: apple ginger smoothie

Tags: , ,    /   Categories: Healing Remedies, Recipes, Smoothies 

By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 1.2.2018 | COMMENTS: 67


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  1. Yolanda says:

    This has been my least favorite. I didn’t like the sting from the ginger.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      We are so happy you gave this one a try. If the ginger is too much feel free to add in less!!

  2. Theresa Centofante says:

    So simple, So delicious. So beneficial. This could be a favorite!

  3. Deb Canale says:

    Awesome Recipe! Could not ask for a better smoothie. It was really smooth and both of my kids loved it! There was not enough of a full cup left for me. I had to make it twice!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Ahh I love hearing that! It is the same in my house between my two kids and me. I usually only get a small portion of my own smoothie haha

  4. Malia says:

    Day 3 of the Smoothie challenge: This smoothie had a zip of ginger and I love that it fights cancer!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Isn’t it amazing what a delicious smoothie can really do for our bodies?!? We are so happy that you enjoyed this recipe!!!

  5. jill conyers says:

    Delicious! I love the pleasantly pungent flavor of ginger in this recipe.

  6. Ash says:

    As soon as I started the blender today, my one year old went to the cabinet and brought me his cup to make sure he got some too! We have both loved the smoothies in this challenge so far and can’t wait to try our next one tomorrow!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      That is so adorable and made me so happy!!! I love when little ones join in on our smoothie challenge!!!

  7. Karen says:

    Loved this smoothie! It was so simple yet very tasty and my favorite so far.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Yay!! It’s such a refreshing and healing smoothie. So happy that you enjoyed it!!

  8. Valerie W says:

    Love ginger in a smoothie!

  9. Margaret says:

    I didn’t think I was going to love this one as I am not a ginger lover. Of course, I thought it was fantastic! Thanks for getting me out of my box. As always, a pre-prepped smoothie makes my morning go smoothly!

  10. Amanda says:

    Yum! Another winner. The ginger pepped me up, I feel like I have more energy:)

  11. Katie Gehrke says:

    I had to use ginger from a jar because I didn’t have any fresh. But it was still great. I love this combination.

  12. Phyllis Lipford says:

    Fav for of the challenge so far!

  13. SGW says:

    Very yummy. I used frozen ginger, so wasn’t exactly sure how to convert 1/4 inch to tsp, but it still came out very good.

  14. Hayley Turner says:

    Yummy!! Love this one!

  15. Raquel Galindo says:

    Amazing!!! The ginger and apple combination tasted great!! I was very surprised at the deliciousness!

  16. Mari Van Der Walt says:

    This was delicious. I love ginger and apple, so this is the perfect combo for me, I added some mint as well, one of my other favourites.

  17. Teresa says:

    This is my favorite so far! I’m doing the 7-day challenge and while the first two were good, I LOVE this one. Just the right amount of ginger!

  18. Shelli Boer says:

    Absolutely love the ginger, I need to look through your books and find more ginger recipes, any ideas on which I should try?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      I absolutely love all of our ginger recipes. My favorite is our Ginger Carrot Soup!!

  19. Benessi says:

    Great, healthy recipe!

  20. Christene Crowder says:

    Love the kick of the ginger to this smoothie. This is the first time I’ve tried!

  21. Cherie says:

    This smoothie was awesome! So clean tasting! The ginger gave it a nice zip.

  22. Maureen Kirkpatrick says:

    Yummy smoothie. I added a lot more ginger for a bigger kick.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      We love when we hear that you are adding even more of such a healing ingredient!!

  23. Melanie sparks says:

    Love the bite of ginger !

  24. Sanne Christensen says:

    Apples and ginger…oh so healing and refreshing!

  25. Julie S. says:

    I like the ginger, but didn’t peel the apple and didn’t enjoy the chances of peel so much.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Julie,

      If your blender doesn’t like blending the skin of the apple then I would suggest blending that first so it gets a nice creamy texture and you will enjoy it even more!

  26. Keitu Kasonkola says:

    Really enjoyed this, was pleasantly surprised because I’ve not enjoyed apples in smoothies in the past but this was a good time

  27. Rachel says:

    This is our least favorite smoothie. The ginger is so overwhelming! I would cut the amount down by at least half or sub in cinnamon.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Rachel,

      When first trying ginger in a smoothie we always suggest starting small first and work your way up. I am now at the point where I can’t get enough!!

  28. Clare Skinner says:

    Great recipe was unsure about adding ginger as not an ingredient I would usually use. However it gave it an extra zing and tasted delicious

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      That is why we love these challenges so much! You try things you never would have before. Glad it was a win for you!!

  29. Cindy says:

    Each day has been a favorite. I love how simple and easy the smoothies are to make. This one with the ginger is definitely one I will continue to blend.

  30. Laura Allison says:

    We love putting ginger in smoothies. Ginger is so good for you. This one definitely tastes like fall. Hmmm ginger and Apple.

  31. Karen says:

    Yummm…just yum! Jen, I have never been disappointed by any of your smoothies! Keep ’em coming

  32. Linda Williams says:

    Is this recipe two servings? Can I just cut recipe in half for one or can I drink the rest the next day?

  33. Susan says:

    not a fan of fresh ginger. Can I use powered ginger as a substitute? And how much would you recommend

  34. Cristina Arenas says:

    Just tried it & loved it! Very quick & easy to make. Question – do you know approximately how many calories this smoothie (for two) is?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Cristina,

      YAY! I love that you gave this recipe a try and loved it. I know the ginger can scare a few people away, but it’s my favorite flavor boost in green smoothies!

      When it comes to calories, we try not to focus too much on the numbers. We’ve found it more important to focus on how we’re fueling our bodies. And when we’re fueling our bodies with fresh fruits and leafy greens it all kind of balances itself out.

      Of course, I know that calorie intake can be really important to some people. And if it’s important to you, two great resources are the app MyFitnessPal and the website

      Hope you find both of those helpful!

  35. Tyra says:

    Great recipe!!! Let me chime in and add some cilantro or parsley to this mix. Cilantro and parsley have very strong cancer fighting properties as well.

  36. Mary McGahan says:

    Just got your book from the library and I am wondering if I cut some of you recipes in half to use in my Nutra bullet blender?
    Thank you, Mary

  37. Liz says:

    Can I ask why the carb content is so high in these smoothie’s? is it because of all the sugar in the fruit contained in them?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Liz,

      Looking for lower carbohydrate fruits to blend? Make sure + check out our blog post on the power of leafy greens + low sugar fruits here…

  38. Frenkli says:

    Hey! Great post. I tried this and it was delicious. (I think I added too much ginger and it got a little spicy whoops). As I got into fitness, I got overwhelmed by the amount of smoothies and other food and drinks that I was supposed to consume. I got this e-book online to start and I can say it saved me a lot of trouble. Hope it helps anyone else in need of guidance 🙂

  39. threek says:

    Sounds tasty but what do recommend as a substitute for the almond milk?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Threek,

      Not crazy about almond milk? No worries! Swap in another plant-based milk you enjoy! Some of my favorites are coconut, oat, + hemp!

  40. Amy says:

    Tried this one Sunday with my husband and we both loved it! I love finding a tasty new combo that uses ingredients I tend to keep on hand. That said, I only had one apple and it still came out delicious.

  41. Bess says:

    This is one of my favourites! I was wondering, if you wish to keep these smoothies in the fridge, and use it on the go, what is the typical shelf life for them?

  42. Jennifer Clarke says:

    I must say that these recipes have been very helpful, and healthy and i want to extend many thanks
    for keeping me posted ginger is one of my favourite drinks thanks

  43. Melissa says:

    This is one of my favourites!!! I jump at any chance to drink fresh ginger, I feel like it gives me such a pep in my step.

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