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Strawberry Ginger Zinger Green Smoothie

Strawberry Ginger Zinger Green Smoothie

Strawberries aren’t just delicious, they are also one of the healthiest foods you can eat (or drink). They are chockfull of antioxidants that provide cardiovascular benefits as well as having a positive effect on lowering blood sugar. Not to mention a serving of strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange.

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties as well as aiding in digestion and helping the body naturally detoxify. It may also help alleviate pain – from arthritis to menstrual pain and more. Such a great thing to add into your daily green smoothie to give it some pep and up the nutrients even more.

Strawberry Ginger Zinger Green Smoothie




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


This is not your basic strawberry banana green smoothie. Oh, no. This has a kick of fresh ginger to wake up your mouth. And it’s just the right amount. The almond milk and banana make this smoothie taste like a milkshake.



  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger (to taste)


  1. Blend spinach and almond milk until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!


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


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  1. Eileen

    May 22nd, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Hi there! I just ran out of bananas – any suggestions on a good substitute for this recipe?

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    May 22nd, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Eileen,

    Out of bananas? We got you covered!

    Some great banana substitutes are: Mango, Papaya, Pear, Chia seeds, Fresh dates, Nut Butters, Unsweetened applesauce, Avocado (won’t add the sweetness, but will definitely add the thick and creamy texture)!


  3. sallythomsen

    July 13th, 2015 at 1:17 am

    This looks so good, my mouth is watering and thanks to all the people who commented! Great ides! 🙂

  4. SGS Rawkstar

    July 13th, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Sally,

    Let us know when you try this recipe! We’d love to hear your thoughts!

    Cheers 🙂

  5. Lisa

    September 30th, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Your site changed my life. I’ve wanted to incorporate green smoothies into my diet, but it’s always been an overly complicated process. You made it easy. Every morning, it takes me about 5 minutes to blend and clean up. Voila! Breakfast and lunch made. It’s so easy, that I’ve been drinking green smoothies for breakfast and lunch for the last thirty days. No more coffee, no more caffeine, and no more sugar. I lost almost 10% of my body weight. My skin glows and I have lots of energy.

    So, thanks again for making smoothies simple.

  6. SGS Rawkstar

    October 1st, 2015 at 7:10 am


    Thank you so much for reaching out + sharing your story! We know green smoothies have changed our lives, + we love hearing how green smoothies have changed yours! We would love to hear more, please share your story here…


    Cheers to health, happiness, + leafy greens!

  7. Beverly

    October 12th, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I used cashew milk since it is what I had in hand. This looked like a chocolate smoothie since mine came out on the brown side. The addition of the ginger was incredibly refreshing. A question though, I just peeled And sliced about an 1.5 inches of fresh ginger and threw it into the vitamix without grating. What is the rule of thumb to measure 1tbs?

  8. Beverly

    October 12th, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Just got to the bottom of my smoothie and realized why you need to grate! I had a clump of ginger pulp at the bottom of my glass. Lol! Still very delicious.

  9. SGS Rawkstar

    October 12th, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Beverly,

    1 tbs of grated ginger is equal to 1 inch! But I can never get enough and always add a little extra! 🙂

  10. Chelsea

    October 19th, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I just discovered your site and I’ve already fallen head over heels. I have a quick question, my boyfriend and I want to start incorporating smoothies into our everyday lives. Are the recipes meant for one person or are they for 2 serving? Thanks for a great site! ill be purchasing your book soon!

  11. SGS Rawkstar

    October 19th, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Hi Chelsea,

    YAY! We’re so excited to have you + your boyfriend blendin’ with us! Our recipes make two (16oz) servings! Perfect for sharing!

    Cheers 🙂

  12. Lindsay

    October 19th, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    What is a great substitute for Almond milk?
    I fell in love with your so tumblr website.

  13. SGS Rawkstar

    October 19th, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Hi Lindsay,

    Looking for a great almond milk substitute? Rice milk is a great option! Or substitute another liquid base you enjoy more. Check out some of our favorites here…


  14. Gina

    February 11th, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I have a 20mth old and an 8yr old. Are your smoothies ok to give to them as well?

  15. SGS Rawkstar

    February 11th, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Hi Gina,

    We love sharing our green smoothies with little rawkstars! We suggest starting small with an 8oz snack size, as all of that added fiber can be tough on little bellies. Want to be 100% sure? It’s always a good idea to check-in with your pediatrician before adding something new to your children’s diets.

    Check out our kid tips here…


  16. Lyn

    July 21st, 2016 at 5:16 am

    I’d never tried almond milk before but really enjoyed this smoothie. I’ve been looking through the recipes and they all seem as though they’d be very easy to make quickly and take to work for lunch, which has often been a problem for me before. I like that a lot of the ingredients ‘cross over’ into other recipes so that I’m not left with a bunch of something or other – it can always be used up.

    So today was my first (loved the ginger ‘zing’) and I’m already looking forward to tomorrows. Thanks!

  17. SGS Rawkstar

    July 21st, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Hi Lyn!

    Thanks so much for reaching out + for sharing! So happy to have you as part of our community :). Can’t wait to hear what you think your next smoothie!

    And yes–green smoothies are our favorite “fast food”, and are great for taking for lunch! If you’re using your smoothie as a meal replacement, we also recommend adding some healthy fat + protein to keep you fuller longer + help your body thrive :).



  18. Emma

    September 25th, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    I just came across your website and am in love! I especially love your article on the meal prep for smoothies and freezing them beforehand. Can this be one that I freeze? Aka, can ginger be frozen?

  19. SGS Rawkstar

    September 26th, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Hi Emma,

    Definitely! Ginger is perfect for freezing – preserving all of its flavor + nutrients.

  20. Zakia jones

    August 4th, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Hello , just wondering if I can use powdered ginger instead of fresh ginger? If so how much should I use?

  21. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    August 7th, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Zakia,

    You can. We prefer to use fresh, but if powdered is all you have available, then go for it! The ratio is 1 tsp dry to 1 tbsp fresh.

    Hope that helps!

  22. Zakia jones

    August 4th, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Can I use protein powder in them as well?

  23. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    August 7th, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Hi Zakia,

    Oh course you can! We love reaching for plant-based proteins. One of our favorite brands is The Natural Citizen. They offer delicious, plant-powered protein powders, without any yucky additives. Check them out here…


  24. shola

    October 17th, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    What can use in place of almond milk?

  25. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    October 18th, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Hi Shola,

    No almond milk? No problem! Swap in another liquid base you do love. Some of my favorite swaps are coconut milk, hemp milk, and cashew milk!

    Learn more about our favorite liquid base options here…


  26. mark

    November 5th, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I added a couple carrots, an apple a celery stalk a sprig of mint and a half cup orange juice with no almond milk.It was a great.

  27. Nicole

    May 11th, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I like to use my digital scale to measure fruits and veggies. Could you tell me how many ounces of spinach and how many ounces of fruit are needed to make the “perfect blend”? Thank you in advance!

  28. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    May 11th, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Nicole,

    Prefer to weigh your ingredients? Make sure + check out our Rawkstar Conversion Guide to adjust all of our measurements!


  29. Nicole

    May 12th, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Awesome! Thank you so much!

  30. Vicki Little

    April 4th, 2019 at 9:57 am

    How much chia should I add to the smoothie in-place of a banana?

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