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Ginger has amazing health benefits due to its:
1) Antioxidants
2) Anti-inflammatory properties
3) Therapeutic compounds (gingerol, shogaol, parasol, and zingerone)

Major Props for:
*Relieves Nausea and menstrual cramps and protects against stomach ulcers
*Promotes proper digestion
*Inhibits cancer growth
*Relieves joint and muscle pain
*Improves brain function
*Regulates blood sugar
*Lowers cholesterol
*Fights fungal infections and blocks bacteria infections

How can you take it? 
~Fresh ginger root (grate and put in water or tea, smoothies and juices, or cook with it)
~Essential Oil

You must try my favorite green smoothie with ginger from fellow Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Elizabeth Rider!

Immune Boosting Apple + Avocado Green Smoothie Recipe

Serves 2


  • 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk (or purified water)
  • 2 apples, your choice, cored and quartered
  • 3 cups loosely packed spinach (that’s about 3 large handfuls)
  • 1 avocado, peeled & pitted
  • 2 teaspoons raw organic honey (local if possible)
  • 1/2 inch knob of ginger, peeled and chopped (use an inch if you like it)
  • juice of 1 small lemon (about 2-3 tablespoons)
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes
  • Optional: pinch of kelp flakes for extra iodine if you have it on-hand


Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix or other high-speed blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

Store your second serving in an air-tight glass container (like a mason jar) in the refrigerator up to 24 hours if needed. (See example of how to store a green smoothie here.)

Drink up!

Photo Credit:
Jose Soriano

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Veronica is an Executive of a Cyber Security Search and Software firm aspiring to "balance" being an entrepreneur of a high-growth start up while meeting the needs of her family and her own mental & physical sanity. She is using the ups and downs of marriage and parenting as a pathway to forgiveness & growth, and thus, a recovering Type-A perfectionist, who is learning to practice patience, compassion, non-judgement and kindness towards herself and others on a daily basis. Veronica is also a Certified Health Coach who doesn't cook and is obsessed with finding the best juice and smoothie bars in every city she travel to. She's committed to hacking true wellness and vitality from the inside out and loves promoting people, places, & brands who do the mind, body, spirit, animals, & the environment good. She lives for dancing to 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today and dark chocolate. She's happy you're here, and welcomes you to join her on this journey towards practicing kindness in all aspects of our lives and sharing real solutions.

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