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Ginger Basil Limeade

I am actually super excited to share this drink, I have loved limeade for as long as I can remember. Not only that but the ginger and basil in this drink gives it a unique but thirst quenching and delicious taste. Enjoy, I know I did!

“Ginger limeade strengthens your digestive fire. Add a pinch of salt (or better yet, salt the rims of a fancy glass) and you have a perfect, late afternoon pick-me-up alternative to coffee. This recipe benefits a wide range of constitutions, is delicious and easy to digest. Confidently offer a glass to your whole family, or any friend, knowing you will help them feel cool and light after a just a few sips!” Courtesy of: Joyful Belly (Should be Joyful Debbie.)



  • 1/2 cup Basil
  • 2 inch Ginger (Fresh)
  • 1 whole Lime
  • 2 tsp Raw Sugar
  1. Use a fine grater to make about 1 teaspoon of lime zest. Juice limes.
  2. Chop ginger into chunks.
  3. Add 1/4 water to a blender with ginger, lime juice, lime zest, raw sugar and a small handful of fresh basil leaves. Blend until smooth.
  4. Combine ginger-lime juice with 8 cups of water in a pitcher. Garnish with fresh basil.
  5. Chill to serve.
  6. Salt the rim of your glasses to complete this mock-tail while satisfying all six tastes!
Stimulates-energy, Quenches-thirst, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic

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Anti-Inflammatory Golden Turmeric and Ginger Breakfast Bowl

Let’s fight inflammation and boost your gut health today – sounds fun, right? Our body responds to the foods that we eat, for better or worse. When we eat unhealthy foods, our gut’s bacteria develops a preference to absorb the unhealthy microbes that also lead to inflammation and weight gain. To combat inflammation and to restore your gut’s health, incorporate nature’s anti-inflammatory remedies. Start your day off well with this Anti-Inflammatory Golden Turmeric and Ginger Breakfast Bowl. It’s rich in gut healthy ingredients like Ginger and Turmeric! Happy cooking and enjoy!

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Anti-Inflammatory Golden Turmeric and Ginger Breakfast Bowl


  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric, plus more for garnish
  • 3/4 cup butternut squash purée
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • pinch cardamom
  • pinch salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • handful of chopped fruit or berries
  • bee pollen

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on mindbodygreen. Love what you taste? Follow mindbodygreen on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Superfood Summer Smoothie

Kickstart your summer mornings in to shape with a powerhouse smoothie! With spinach, blueberries, green tea and ginger in the mixture, this smoothie undoubtedly earns its “Superfood” title.  Feeling ambitious?  My favorite part about smoothies is that it’s easy to swap or add in additional ingredients! I’ll enjoy this smoothie all summer long as a post work-out go-to or as an on the go treat! Enjoy and Happy Cooking!


Superfoods Smoothie


  • 1 cup baby spinach loosely packed (organic)
  • 1 sm frozen banana, slice before freezing
  • 1 cup frozen berries, unsweetened (blueberries were used in the photo)
  • Fresh ginger root (1/2″ slice)
  • 1/2 cup Kefir or Greek Yogurt, plain, low-fat
  • 1 cup chilled green tea (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup pure pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Love what you taste? Check out the original recipe on SkinnyMS. for detailed directions and more healthy and tasty finds. Can’t get enough? Follow SkinnyMS on social media – Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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Healthy Veggie Fried Rice

This is a healthy twist on the Chinese delivery you might be considering your next weeknight dinner. With perfectly crisp sautéed veggies, pillowy eggs, and salty brown rice, this is ‘healthified’ comfort food you can easily whip up for dinner.



  • ½ cup diced white onion
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1 cup diced broccoli stems
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ inch piece of ginger
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup chopped snap peas
  • 1 cup packed chopped kale
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Optional ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 eggs + ¼ cup egg whites
  • Garnish with green onion


  1. Dice your onion, carrot, and broccoli stems. Heat a large pan with oil and sautee them for 5 minutes on medium heat until softened and the onions are almost translucent.
  2. Mince the garlic and ginger into the pan and cook for another minute while you chop the kale and snap peas.
  3. Add the frozen peas, snap peas, and kale to the pan with the cooked brown rice. Stir for a a couple minutes until the kale wilts and turn the heat down to low.
  4. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil to the pan. Let it cook on low for a few minutes together, stirring every 30 seconds or so to avoid anything sticking to the pan.
  5. In a separate pan, quickly scramble the eggs and egg whites until almost set. Add them to the fried rice.
  6. Once the egg is combined into the fried rice, taste and add another dash of soy sauce if it is not salty enough for your taste. Serve the fried rice hot with a garnish of chopped green onion.
Photo courtesy of Marisa Westbrook. Original recipe published on Uproot from Oregon.
Marisa Westbrook is a public health professional and food blogger sharing healthy recipes for active lifestyles. By using whole ingredients, getting workouts in, and walking to fro-yo, she is finding a healthy living balance. Visit her blog Uproot from Oregon for healthy recipes, travel and restaurant recaps, and active lifestyle tips, or connect with her via TwitterFacebook & Instagram.