I tried this dairy-free smoothie recipe this morning and we decided it was delicious. A nurse prescribed a teaspoonful of ginger for my husband and myself each day, which is supposed to be beneficial for cholesterol.
Use grated fresh ginger if you want more of a zing. Start out with a 1/2 teaspoon, and add more to taste.
This smoothie has a very mild flavor, almost bland for my taste. The ginger flavor is very subtle. Since the consistency is not that of a smoothie, you must add 2-3 ice cubes to thicken it up. - 18 May 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was okay. I used orange juice because the orange made it way too pulpy and thick. The ginger makes it interesting. I think I'll stick to fruit and juice smoothies. - 04 Mar 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I was very intrigued by this recipe since I really like Orange and Ginger. But, I just couldn't bring myself to put "powdered" ginger in it. So, I steeped 1 Tablespoon of grated ginger in 1 cup of Lactose Free milk for about 5 minutes, cooled and strained out th ginger. I added that to 1 cup vanilla yogurt. I also added 2 bananas and 6 ice cubes as suggested by another reviewer. I really like it. My husband said it was "o.k." I give it a 5 my way. - 02 Mar 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)