There are ingredients and then there are super ingredients – ginger, beetroot, wheatgrass – all of which have incredible powers to improve our health and wellbeing. The natural healing abilities of these ingredients have been well-documented, and they are perennial favourites that feature in many of Juice Master Jason Vale’s recipes and plans.
What’s In The Sachet?
Pure cold-pressed ginger root and apple, a fantastic way to start the day and awaken the senses. Rise and shine…
Shot Super Powers
When you use its knobbly root, it’s hard to believe that ginger is actually a flowering plant, which is native to China. Ginger is closely related to cardamom, galangal and its super sibling, turmeric, and it’s easy to see why when you look at the many uses and health benefits which it offers.
Ginger root has been used for centuries, particularly in Asian medicine, to treat nausea and settle digestive issues from stomach upsets to IBS. Ginger’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds – called gingerols – can also help to fight colds and flu viruses, treat migraines and headaches, ease menstrual pain and muscle injuries.
Ginger can offer a natural approach to major health issues. More recently, in studies ginger has been shown to help to reduce pain and stiffness in those suffering from osteoarthritis. Research has demonstrated that ginger can also have a positive effect in lowering blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes patients and even reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol.
Along with helping our bodies to fight infection, ginger’s bioactive qualities may even tackle oral conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis.
Ginger’s powerful antioxidant capabilities have even been proven to help reduce free radicals and oxidative stress, protecting the body from exposure to environmental toxins
and the inherent damages of chronic stress and disease. This wonder shot is definitely not to be missed!
A ginger shot is Jason’s go-to morning wake-up call, but for a refreshing change, switch it up and enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up with this fruity sorbet.
Mango Ginger Sorbet
- 1 Ginger Shot
- 100g Frozen Mango
- 50ml Coconut Water
Add all the ingredients to a blender, blitz and enjoy. This recipe makes 300ml, enough to serve two people – otherwise stash half of the sorbet back into the freezer to be served on another day.