This ginger and ginseng orange juice smoothie is a great drink to naturally warm the body and restore strength and energy levels. It is a great way to start your morning, or you can enjoy it at any time of the day in order to maintain your energy and improve the functions of the mind.
The warming effect is due to the ginger, which has a favorable spicy flavor. It is actually so potent that it can burn the throat if you are not careful. I would recommend that you start off with only 1 inch or less and then work your way up to more as you become more tolerant.
Ginseng is a powerful herb that not only helps to increase energy levels, but it also reduces stress and helps to heal the body at the root of the problem. It is very bitter, but it blends well with the ginger root and orange juice. If you are not sure about the taste, you can always start off with half the amount and work your way up as your taste buds adjust.
In addition to the ginseng, chia seeds are also very beneficial for increasing energy levels. They are high in omega 3 fatty acids, which help to increase the brain power, as well as maintain physical energy.
Raw Smoothie Ingredients:
1/2 cup Nut Milk (How to Make Nut Milk)
2 tbsp. Chia Seeds
1/2-3/4 cup Orange Juice (juice from 2 oranges)
1-2″ fresh Ginger Root (depending on your tolerance)
1/2 tsp. American or Asian Ginseng Powder
1/8 tsp. or less Sea Salt (You can omit the sea salt, but it goes really, really good with the orange juice.)
Make the nut milk according to instructions.
Soak the chia seeds in the half cup of milk for about 10 minutes.
While the seeds are soaking, juice the oranges and peel the ginger root.
Then add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!