These delicious healthy ginger recipes bring both flavor and health benefits to the table.

By Rebekka Spiller
November 13, 2014

Ginger's knobby root is singular in appearance, and its zingy flavor makes it instantly recognizable in dishes. Not only does it add a poignant taste to meals from breakfast to dessert, but it's also widely used in holistic practices for medicinal purposes. We already know that despite its sometimes brutally overwhelming scent, it's a fabulous remedy for nausea and aiding in digestion, but the effects of this little root on your health surpass even its powerful flavor.

Studies have indicated that ginger can help kill ovarian cancer cells, ease migraines, lower blood pressure, and reduce mentrual cramps. And it doesn't stop there! Because it's packed with around 40 antioxidants, it also helps remove toxins, battle free radicals, and stimulate circulation, which improves your skin's elasticity, giving you that youthful glow.

On top of that, it can assist in clearing up blemishes, fading scars, strengthening your hair's roots, and promoting hair growth, making it an invaluable player in your both your beauty arsenal and your medicine cabinet. (And be sure to add these top 10 get-gorgeous foods to your diet as well!) Try these tasty recipes to start implementing this powerhouse ingredient into your daily diet:

The warm flavors and spices in this veggie soup are perfect for warding off the winter chill. Serve with a scoop of brown rice and a mixed green salad for a light yet filling meal.

With the essence of ginger, creaminess of the avocado, and little bit of kick from the chili, this Asian-inspired dish is sure to wow your friends at your next get together!


Quick. Simple. Tasty. Pair this dip with pita chips and veggies and you'll have a fabulous appetizer or mid-day snack.

Impress your beau with this yummy marinade for meat. (You don't have to mention how little time you spent whipping up this tasty meal!)


This dish is a beautiful combination of fresh and savory flavors-and with a total time of 15 minutes, it's a fantastic meal to whip up after work.


These tasty treats will satisfy your sweet tooth in an instant. (Oh, and they're vegan, so they're kind of guilt-free!)

And for a refreshing breakfast or snack to sip on? This pitaya smoothie bowl is sure to satisfy!