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3 Delicious Ways To Incorporate Ginger In Your Diet (and your joints will love you for it!)

Elanya van Heerden

You've read that incorporating Ginger into your diet is good for your joints, right?

Well, not so easy to do - is it?! We show you 3 quick and easy ways to include more Ginger into your diet, so that you can benefit from the anti - inflammatory properties of this wonder food. 

fruit salad with ginger syrup

Tropical Fruit Salad with Ginger Syrup

Not only does this zingy fruit salad appeal to young and old alike, the use of mint in the garnish means extra health benefits too!

 

prep time 25 minutes

cooking time 3 -4 minutes

cooling time 20 minutes

serves 4-6

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup water

1 (3-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

zest of 1 lime

1 punnet strawberries, hulled and halved or quartered

2 kiwi fruit, peeled sliced and quartered

1 mango, peeled and diced

1 orange, segmented

1 small pineapple, cut into chunks

1 papaya, cut into chunks

handful fresh mint, chopped

 

  1. Combine the sugar, water, ginger and lime zest in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and refrigerate until cold.
  2. Strain the syrup into a large bowl and toss in the strawberries, kiwis, mango, oranges, pineapple and papaya to coat. Cover and refrigerate again until cold, at least 20 minutes.
  3. Serve in small bowls and garnish with the chopped mint. Enjoy! x

 carrot soup with ginger

Carrot-Ginger Soup

A quick and easy soup recipe that can be done even when you are running late from work! The use of coconut oil in this recipe further aids in the recovery of joint mobility for arthritis sufferers. 

prep time 10 minutes

cooking time 20 minutes

serves 4

 

 

2 tablespoons coconut oil

3/4 pound young carrots (about 6-7), coarsely chopped

1 onion, diced

2 stalks celery, sliced and leaves chopped

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

2 cups no-salt-added vegetable broth

1 1/2 cups water

1 teaspoon salt (optional)

1 green onion, thinly sliced (optional)

 

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large pot to a medium heat. Add the carrots, onion, celery and ginger and GENTLY fry them, without browning the onions, about 4 – 5 minutes.
  2. Add the broth and water. Bring mixture to a slow boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes until carrots are easy to smash when pressed against the side of the pot with the back of a spoon.
  4. Transfer soup to a food processor or blender or use an immersion blender and process until smooth.
  5. Adjust the seasoning with salt, if necessary. Garnish with green onions and serve. Enjoy! x

 greek yogurt with berries and ginger

Ginger Yogurt with Berries

No time to whip up dessert? No worries! This has got to be one of the easiest recipes for a delicious dessert that I've tried in a long time. Bonus: the probiotics in the yogurt means that my tummy loves this dessert too. 

prep time 5 minutes

refrigeration time 1 hour

serves 4

 

3 containers (7 ounces each) Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon honey

2 ounces crystallized ginger, minced-

3 cups berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries) rinsed & halved if necessary

 

  1. Mix yogurt, honey and ginger in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Divide berry mixture into small glasses or serving bowls, and top with yogurt mixture.
  3. Place in the refrigerator and only serve once completely cooled down.
  4. Can be drizzled with extra honey for decoration.

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