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Ginger Smoothie for Cancer Prevention

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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.

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 Gingerlicious, nothing the apple brings to the table is wasted thanks to its good friend, ginger.

Why this ginger 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 anther, 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 ginger 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 Gingerlicious Smoothie.


Gingerlicious Ginger Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks


This ginger 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.



  • 2 cups spinach (fresh)
  • 2 cups almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 banana
  • 2 apples (any variety, core removed)
  • 1/2 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.

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  1. SGW

    September 18th, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    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.

  2. Phyllis Lipford

    September 18th, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Fav for of the challenge so far!

  3. Katie Gehrke

    September 18th, 2019 at 2:13 pm

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

  4. Amanda

    September 18th, 2019 at 2:15 pm

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

  5. Margaret

    September 18th, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    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!

  6. Valerie W

    September 18th, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Love ginger in a smoothie!

  7. Karen

    September 18th, 2019 at 4:24 pm

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

  8. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 19th, 2019 at 9:10 am

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

  9. Ash

    September 18th, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    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!

  10. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 19th, 2019 at 9:12 am

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

  11. jill conyers

    September 18th, 2019 at 4:43 pm

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

  12. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 19th, 2019 at 9:13 am

    I feel the same way! The ginger is my favorite part in this recipe!!

  13. Malia

    September 18th, 2019 at 5:30 pm

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

  14. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 19th, 2019 at 9:14 am

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

  15. Deb Canale

    September 18th, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    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!

  16. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 19th, 2019 at 9:15 am

    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

  17. Theresa Centofante

    September 19th, 2019 at 10:13 pm

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

  18. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 9:52 am


  19. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 9:53 am

    We are so happy you think so!! 🙂

  20. Yolanda

    September 20th, 2019 at 6:51 am

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

  21. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 9:55 am

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

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