8 Incredibly Delightful Ways To Use Fresh Ginger 

It don’t mean a thing if ain’t got that zing.

It don’t mean a thing if ain’t got that zing.

Ginger brings a delightful zest to many a favourite meal, but it’s zing isn’t limited to the kitchen only. 

Read on to discover 8 uses for fresh ginger, including one that will surprise as well as delight you. 

1. Make an anti-oxidant smoothie

 Add 1 cup of strawberries, 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger, 1 banana, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 2 teaspoons of sweet honey and 1 cup almond milk into a blender and puree until smooth. 

This delicious pink drink tastes as good as it looks and makes a nutritious breakfast or post yoga snack. 

2.  Juice it

Ginger is a well-known anti-nausea remedy (and bonus breath freshener) that helps settle an upset stomach.

To get through morning sickness, sea sickness, or post-surgery nausea, place several slices of peeled and grated ginger into a cheesecloth and squeeze over a bowl until no more juice comes out. A garlic press will do the same trick.

3. Mix a salad dressing

Spice up your favourite salad by adding 2 tablespoons of peeled and minced ginger to your usual ½ cup extra virgin olive oil and ¼ cup balsamic vinegar. 

Add in 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, mix together and serve over fresh greens. Your taste buds won’t be disappointed. 

3. Embellish homemade soup 

Warm up on a cold winter’s night by sneaking ginger into your Nana’s pumpkin soup recipe, or try your hand at Jamie Oliver’s vitamin-rich, vegan-friendly version.

4. Curl up with a hot toddy

If you find yourself fighting sniffles this winter, slice 2-3 cm of fresh ginger, and ¼ lemon, into pieces, and place them in an insulated cup full of hot water. 

 Steep for 6-7 minutes, strain the lemon and ginger from the water, stir in the honey, and garnish with a slice of lemon. Your immune system will thank you for it. 

6. Lively up your stir fry

 Along with a rainbow of peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach, adding finely sliced or grated ginger brings colour to a plateful of zucchini and mushrooms, and cooking ginger with garlic and carrot helps to enhance the unique fragrance and flavors released from its natural oils. 

 7. Create golden milk 

Create a caffeine-free golden milk latte by combining the anti-inflammatory properties of ginger and turmeric with almond milk and a few extra flavours. 

To get started, peel and slice 3 cm of fresh turmeric and 2 cm fresh ginger. Blitz in a blender with 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 ½ cups almond milk, ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence, then heat up in a small pot, pour into mugs, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve. 

8. Take a detox bath

Detox from infections, soothe aching muscles and soak your worries away with a ginger bath. Simply run a bath, add a ½ cup of freshly grated ginger, and settle in for 15-20 minutes of detoxifying bliss. 

The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of ginger come from its main bioactive compound, gingerol. These 8 ways will have you enjoying gingers therapeutic properties and delighting your senses at the same time.