Ginger & Hemp ‘Heal Yourself’ Power Smoothie

So, I fell down some steps nearly a week ago. It was a sort of pitch black moment of distraction. I completely missed the last step, doubling over on my foot, giving it a very nasty twist.

Oh my goodness, did I ever fall! The pain was so excruciating I was very close to blacking out at the time. Later, as I watched it swelled like a puffer fish, I elevated it, applied ice and helichrysum essential oil.

After a trip to the hospital (early the next day), a rather surprised nurse came back and said it wasn’t actually fractured (yay!)… but rather badly injured. I was given crutches so that I could walk and told it would likely be two or three weeks before I would be able to walk properly again.

“Hmmmm”….. I thought!

Ginger – I need lots of it!

My spirit was incredibly positive and thought to myself, “ginger – I need lots of it”.

Ginger is one of natures most powerful anti-inflammation aids, containing incredibly potent antiinflammatory compounds called gingerols.

Read about ginger here: 10 reasons why we all should be eating ginger

I prescribed myself a ginger smoothie for breakfast and a ginger inspired salad for my lunches. At the time of writing, five days after the initial injury, I have been having a miraculous healing and am already walking again, woahhh – with only a slight limp and mild bruising to tell the tale!!!!

The swelling has gone right down to almost nothing and the pain has almost vanished to a bit of an ache where I have had to over compensate by relying other muscles. I am convinced that the ginger has made a massive difference (in conjunction with my positive thinking and helichrysum oil of course).

Give it a good blast

The important thing is that I have given it a really good blast of ginger.

I prefer fresh, organic ginger (from somewhere like Peru). Personally, I trust the healing vibrancy and life force of fresh, more than dried – although if I didn’t have fresh, I’d still go for the dried stuff any day.

Read all about the health benefits of ginger here:

Ginger root sliced on wooden background

Ginger goes amazingly well in smoothies. The combination of other healing foods that I use like maca, hemp seed and antioxidant rich blueberries make it an alchemical force to be reckoned with. Upping my daily portions of ginger was certainly an instrumental part of my super fast healing process.

Ginger & Hemp healing smoothie by Trinity

Here’s one of the truly delicious ginger & hemp inspired smoothies that I enjoyed during my healing process…

Ginger & Hemp 'Heal Yourself' Power Smoothie

Yield: 1 glass
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
A healing, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant rich smoothie with fresh ginger, hemp seeds, maca root powder and blueberries.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup (handful) frozen blueberries
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 heaped teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of tahini
  • 3/4 cup water (or plant-based milk)

Instructions

  • Blend until creamy smooth and enjoy immediately.
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    7 Comments

    1. Barb Gallagher September 7, 2016 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      Would like to make this to decrease swelling and help healing after a partial knee replacement. What is “water of a plant based milk”? Thank you.

      • Trinity @ Trinity's Conscious Kitchen September 8, 2016 at 5:42 am - Reply

        Wonderful. Ginger is a really fantastic anti-inflammatory. You could also try applying arinca ointment/cream or helichrysum essential oil to reduce the swelling.

        I had meant to say water (or a plant-based milk) – have just ammended it. Thank you for pointing it out 🙂

        • Barb Gallagher September 8, 2016 at 2:38 pm - Reply

          Thank you so much! Wishing you a speedy recovery as well!

    2. Catriona September 7, 2016 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      Looks delicious and I hope you’re back to rights very soon x

    3. Shirley May 9, 2018 at 3:07 am - Reply

      Where do I find tahini…..I have lymphoma and feel I could benefit from this healing smoothie…

      • Hi Shirley,
        You can find tahini in a health food store or online. You’d probably find all sorts of wonderful things to help support you if you can track down your nearest health food shop.
        Trinity

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