Lemon Ginger Zinger

Lemon Ginger Zinger // shutterbean

Sometimes I forget how much I love to eat healthy foods. I usually get the itch for green things after I’ve come out of a carb hangover. After the weekend I had, I NEED green.  I like to give my system a nice reboot with something like this Lemon Ginger Zinger drink.

Talk about palate cleansing!

Lemon Ginger Zinger // shutterbean

This “slushy” is tangy, spicy, herbaceous and slightly sweet. I battled with the voice in my head who kept telling me this would taste great with vodka. The voice of reason drank it for breakfast the other day and was super satisfied. The boozy voice in my head was onto something though… After 3PM, WATCH OUT.

And we’re off!

I used coconut nectar for this but you’re welcome to use agave!

Lemon Ginger Zinger // shutterbean

First we blend the basil, lemons juice, coconut water, coconut nectar vanilla & ginger together.

Lemon Ginger Zinger // shutterbean

Once that’s nice and blended, we add the ice!

Lemon Ginger Zinger // shutterbean

Slushie Town! Population: ONE.

Lemon Ginger Zinger // shutterbean

All the good stuff in one glass.

Lemon Ginger Zinger // shutterbean

Frothy.

Lemon Ginger Zinger // shutterbean

Delicious.

Lemon Ginger Zinger // shutterbean

ZING ZONGER!

Lemon Ginger Zinger

makes 1
recipe from the Thrive Energy Cookbook

  • 3-4 sweet basil leaves
  • 1 inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut nectar (or agave syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • about 3 cups ice cubes

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients except the ice. Add ice to about 2 inches about the liquid line. Blend on high speed until smooth.

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