Do you remember the first time you tasted ginger? You probably had nothing to compare it to because the flavor was unique. You might think the only way to incorporate ginger into your diet is through ginger tea, cooking, or even these days as a ginger shot. However, that isn’t the case. While we would like the glory of taking ginger to a fantastic taste level, for us at ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs, it is about sharing the love, passion, and great power of the ginger root. Ginger is as dynamic as it is distinct, so there’s so much you can do with this mighty and underestimated root.
Cook in Curry
Who doesn't love the deep and all-encompassing flavors that a wonderful curry dish provides? Add a dash of ginger if you love making your curry or wish to try your hand at your first dish. Often, ginger is that secret ingredient that takes the flavor profile of a delicious curry to the next level. Here is a link to one of our favorite Coconut Ginger Vegetable Curry recipes.
Add to a Smoothie
Many people love making a morning smoothie to have a refreshing start to the day. If you want to switch it up, consider adding half a thumb of garlic to your smoothie. Adding a small amount of ginger to your smoothies is a great way to incorporate it into your diet so that it doesn't overwhelm the senses. For a great smoothie, we add one oz. of our ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixir to the mix. With over 15 unique ginger blends, ginger root, turmeric, hibiscus, etc., you can add these like any ginger juice to a smoothie, mixed drink, mocktail, or cocktail.
Masking a smoothie does not need to be overwhelming, and a simple example would be:
- Have a blender. I use a Vitamix for the motor power and consistency it brings to blending anything!
- Place a frozen banana, peach, some frozen raspberries, or blueberries into a blender. The great news is that this can be a combination of many frozen fruits and many recipes, smoothie “cookbooks,” and approaches. Make it your taste and experiment!
- You will want to add some fluid/juice to the mix to get the consistency that makes the smoothie drinkable for you. I add two oz. of ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixir and a cup of coconut water to start.
- Blend for at least 3 minutes and taste. You can add more fruit or a juice type to bring out the flavors, consistency, etc. Adding some honey or maple syrup if you need it sweeter is also an option.
Bake With Ginger
If you appreciate ginger’s flavor, you may consider expanding your horizons by baking with it. You have likely already indulged in a dessert spiced with ginger. It’s a quintessential holiday seasoning for a reason. However, ginger is a fantastic flavor when baking all year, regardless of the weather. You can make a moist gingerbread cake, gingerbread oatmeal bars, or simple crystallized ginger that you can keep for months. Here is a quick example of Crispy Ginger Snap Cookies with some alternatives for ingredients with flour, sweeteners, etc.
Drink an Elixir, Tonic, or Switchel
It's always nice to indulge in a sweet treat, but ginger can also be a reinvigorating refreshment. That's just how dynamic it is! At ImmuneSchein, we work to use the many facets ginger provides, which is why we have countless elixirs for you to try. You can find all our ginger juices /elixir online, which include everything from black currant to turmeric to garlic flavors. Take our elixir as a shot, add it to water, or mix it with club soda. There are many ways to enjoy our award-winning elixirs.
Eat Pickled Ginger
If you’ve ever enjoyed sushi, you’re likely familiar with pickled ginger. Although commonly associated with sushi, pickled ginger is a fantastic addition to many other meals, primarily because it is a palate cleanser. Consider serving it with grilled fish or baked ham or adding it to a stir fry. In the pickled ginger industry, you should look for items containing aspartame as a sweetener.
Make a Highly Functional Ginger Tea
At ImmuneSchein, we carry over 80+ Loose Leaf Teas at our Tea Haus in Saugerties/Woodstock, New York, and we have a large selection of teas that contain ginger root for you to add ginger to your diet. If you are looking to create a simple tea with the ginger root included, a large portion of our customers add our elixirs to cold water for a lemonade, hot water for tea, or sparkling water for ginger ale, controlling the quality of the water source, temperature or crafting practices. For a 12 oz. drink, you only need one oz. of ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixir added to your water, which you can make stronger or lighter to taste, depending upon your preferences.
In summary, there are unlimited recipes to help you incorporate ginger into your diet, either through baking, cooking, making tea, etc. With our ginger elixir, for example, you can find additional, more detailed recipes or general recipes on our website. For every way you can get ginger juice, whole ginger root, pickled ginger, etc., you can find an unlimited supply of recipes from family and friends, or just Google it!
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