Ginger has been used for thousands of years for its many health benefits. Ginger not only aids in digestion, but it can also relieve pain, kill germs, and is one of the best detox remedies out there.
This fabulous spice is best included in your diet year-round, but is a popular ingredient for winter cooking, so here are a few healthy ginger recipes to share with you.
Butternut squash puree with ginger
The butternut squash puree with ginger is an ideal side dish in the winter time.
- 1 medium sized butternut squash
- 1 pinch of organic sugar
- 1 ½ tsp peeled and grated fresh organic ginger
- 1 tsp organic, real butter
Peel the butternut squash, then cut into chunks. Put the cubes in a saucepan with the sugar and let it simmer.
Once the squash is soft, puree it using an immersion blender or food processor. Of course you can also pound the pumpkin by hand, but this is more tedious and involves more work.
Return the squash to the pot and let the puree simmer again over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and butter until your puree is the consistency you want.
Low Carb Ginger Pancakes (gluten free)
There is nothing better than waking up in the morning to the sweet smell of these ginger pancakes. Winter feeling guaranteed!
- ½ Cups of Mandelmehl
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon of flaxseed
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cloves
- ½ tablespoon fresh, ground organic ginger
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¾ cup organic protein
- 2 tablespoons raw organic honey
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- coconut oil for cooking
Heat the pan over medium heat with a little coconut oil. Place all dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another bowl. Mix the ingredients in both bowls with a whisk, then slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan and spread the batter evenly throughout the pan.
After 3 to 4 minutes, or when bubbles begin to form, flip the pancake and allow the other side to lightly brown. Complete!
Orange ginger carrots
This is a great veggie garnish for Christmas.
- 0.5kg organic carrots, peeled and cut into pieces
- 1 cup of water
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Juice of an organic orange
- 2 tbsp raw organic honey
- ½ tsp fresh, ground organic ginger
- Black pepper, to taste
In a medium saucepan, bring the carrots to a boil in salted water. Let the carrots simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until tender.
Now drain the carrots before adding them back to the pot with the rest of the ingredients. Fry the mixture, stirring, until the glaze starts to thicken, about 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
Ginger Tea Bread (gluten free)
This low carb and gluten-free bread has a cake-like structure with just the right ginger kick for the cold time of the year!
- ¾ cup coconut flour
- 6 Bio-Owner
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ cup organic, real butter
- ⅓ cup coconut milk
- 3 teaspoons fresh, ground organic ginger
- ⅓ cup molasses
- 2 ginger tea bags
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Now add the coconut milk and the ginger tea bags and let it steep for 5 minutes. The milk should not boil. Set the mixture aside to cool.
Sift the coconut flour, salt and ginger into a large bowl. Mix the eggs and molasses in another bowl.
Pour the milk mixture continuously into the egg and molasses mixture. Now mix the wet ingredients with the dry ones until you get a smooth batter. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake the tea bread for 20 minutes. And done!