Ginger is a natural digestive aid, it helps alleviate gas and stomach aches, is useful for pregnant women experiencing morning sickness, and treats motion sickness better then over the counter drugs. Add to that the fact that it helps ward off colds, acts as a decongestant, and helps relieve sore throats, it is no wonder most eastern cultures around the world keep ginger around not only for use in food, but also as a health aid. Mint also helps relieve stomach pain, helping people with irritable bowl syndrome, constipation, and diarrhea. All of this combined with the fiber of the peaches, and the laxative nature of green tea, and you have a powerful digestive aiding drink, that tastes really good too.
Peach Minted Green Tea Smoothie with a Zing
- 1 cup brewed mint green tea (I used stash Moroccan mint flavor) – the shorter you brew the green tea, the less caffeine it will contain.
- 1 small piece of ginger, about 1/2 inch, but if you like it with more zing, add more.
- 1 pitted peach, fresh or frozen
- a few fresh mint leaves (optional)
Let the tea brew for at least 1 minute, let it cool. Place all the ingredients in a blender about 1 minute, add some ice cubes to make it cooler, or put it in the fridge if its still too hot to drink. If you don’t want to water down the flavor, a trick I use is to take some of the frozen peaches, cut them up into ice sized pieces, and add them to the drink. It makes a beautiful garnish.
- The Benefits of Green Tea: Why It’s Good For You (dominicspoweryoga.com)
- Natural Aid for Bloating & Poor Digestion (lotusandthelion.wordpress.com)