raw ginger strawberry smoothie

Nik Sharma

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raw ginger strawberry smoothie

Moving is clearly insane, the last time I did a huge move was almost eight years ago and it was just me. This time round, it’s the two of us and the dog and I can’t just toss things out (I’m a big fan of decluttering, I get anxious otherwise) I need to think about everyone involved, what they love and what they don’t. But now all of that is done with and I am focussed on our week cross country ride which is going to be the trip of a lifetime! There’s new states to visit, places to see, foods to try out, and I’m a little excited that Snoopy gets to share in this big road trip adventure. I know, I sound crazy but I guess it’s what dog (pet) parents get excited about.
strawberries

My kitchen is packed and gone but before it left, I made this delicious berry flavored coconut milk smoothie that packs the sweetness of ripe chubby strawberries and the goodness of raw ginger. There’s also a reason behind this drink, I started to feel a raw uneasiness in my throat as the temperatures kept fluctuating in the weather and with the impending move and all other crazy things going on right now, I couldn’t afford to be sick. Raw ginger is used as a common ailment in Indian herbal medicine so I figured why not use it to create a spring-themed immune boosting drink. There’s fresh coconut milk (I used the So Delicious brand because I personally like the flavor a lot but fresh coconut milk would work well here too) and the strawberries, I used were a bit sweet so I ended up not using any sweeteners (I’ve listed a suggested amount but feel free to add as much or as little as you like). This smoothie turned out to be great for my throat but it’s tasty enough to be served as a drink, especially as the heat waves begin to kick in.
floating strawberries on coconut milk

I did this fun interview with the very sweet Amina of The Paper Plates Blog, check it out if you have a moment to spare. I talk about a lot of things beyond food and maybe, my obsession with the Game of Thrones books. 
Also,  here are some of my favorites links that I’m drooling over;
  • Linda of Call Me Cupcake made a sour cream rhubarb cupcakes (there’s a ginger cream frosting that has poached rhubarb on it!!!!).
  • Climbing Grier’s Mountain’s Lauren, made this hummus shrimp loaded naan pizza that is simply amazing!
  • Lindsey of Dolly and Oatmeal made this gorgeous sauté that’s sits on a bed of chickpea and chive mash. This is one, to see and believe, eat!
  • This pickled chard by Love and Lemons is what’s spring should be about.
strawberry coconut milk smoothie with raw ginger

raw ginger strawberry smoothie

yields: 2 generous servings

ingredients

1 1/2 cups coconut milk, chilled, unsweetened, low-fat (I used the So Delicious brand)
1/2 cup strawberries, fresh, diced in half
1/2 teaspoon ginger root, peeled and freshly minced (minced as tiny as possible)
2-3 teaspoons palm sugar (optional; I didn’t use add any)

1. Add all the ingredients to a blender (you can also use an immersion blender) and mix until all the ingredients are completely combined. The sugar is optional, I didn’t add any as the strawberries were very sweet to begin with). 
2. Pour in chilled drinking glasses over ice cubes or crushed ice, serve immediately. (This best drunk fresh as soon as it is prepared).

Disclaimer: I didn’t receive any financial compensation or products from So Delicious and all opinions stated are solely mine. 

8 Responses

  1. Oh Nik you are going to have such fun! Grant and I made that trip several times in the past few years, and loved every minute of it. Yes, your car is going to stink of fried food by the end of the trip, but it will be worth it!

  2. Nik, I love the addition of raw ginger in this and I am in the same boat, need a little boost in the midst of all of the craziness. Can't afford to get sick. Good luck with your move!

  3. omg, nik! have a wonderful cross-country trip! i drove out to LA years ago and it was one of the most treasured trips i've ever taken – i don't think i realized how beautiful this country of ours was! and heck yeah to this smoothie – loving all these flavors. also, enjoyed reading your interview with amina on paper plates :))) and thank you for the shout-out, xo!

  4. Love road trips and new adventures. Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time. We always take our chocolate lab when we travel and she is so good. Great smoothie!

  5. I can't wait to make this once it gets warm here in Minnesota and the local strawberries are abundant. Good luck with the move!

  6. What a unique combo. Love Ginger in my tea and I'm sure in a smoothie too it will taste just great!

  7. Moving can be such a hassle, but there is some fun in there too. Wishing you a great road trip and I love the idea of this smoothie!

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