This post has my recipe for a lime ginger smoothie that is part of the Winter seasonal eating meal plans.
Wait, what? Ginger and lime, seasonal eating in West Virginia?
Yes, that’s right! Read on to see why, and then make your own lime ginger smoothie this winter, or anytime, really!Jump to Recipe
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Lime | Seasonal Meals in Winter
Citrus is a seasonal food during the winter months.
It’s not local for most of us, but they come pouring out of Florida beginning in December.
Limes are a little different, having a harder time growing in even the warmest climates in the United States. The majority of limes in the US are imported from Mexico.
There are several types of limes, and their ripeness is difficult to estimate because the fruit can be harvested year-round.
The Mexican lime’s main ripening season is between August and December. Mexican limes often ripen year-round, fruiting in late winter and spring as well as the main ripening period in summer through early winter.Home Guides
Limes are an essential ingredient in my seasonal kitchen. How about yours?Jump to Recipe
Ginger | Winter Seasonal Eating
There’s a boom of local ginger these days in our region! I’ve grown it myself in agricultural zone 6a.
It’s not easy, but with skill and knowledge very doable. It’s a great source of income for small farms like ours!
I was delighted when I visited our local farm-to-table grocery store this month and found heaping mounds of local ginger! Smaller than what you might find at the supermarket, this little ginger packs a big flavor wallop!
Be on the look out for this local seasonal food at you area’s food co-op, winter farmers markets, and farm shares. You’ll love cooking with it!Jump to Recipe
Lime Ginger Smoothie | Winter Seasonal Eating
Old kitchen appliances, like ones manufactured in the ’70s, were built to last! Many of the appliances I use on a daily basis date back to this era. It’s part of my zero waste efforts here on the farm.
I love, love, loved my 1970s Cuisinart blender! The bowl was made of heavy glass and it was a real workhorse! That’s right…was.
In early January, while making my daily green smoothie, the base of the blender began to smoke. The kitchen quickly filled with the smell of electric burning. I unplugged it, jumped back and watched my baby smoke away her last moments in my seasonal kitchen.
So, just after the holidays, I found myself in the market for a replacement. I did my research and decided the Magic Bullet was for me! I bought the smallest one because it’s just Bob and me these days. It had everything I needed to make smoothies and the occasional daiquiri.
I love it! I’m sure you know this… I’m a little behind on most trends. It’s changed my life! I firmly believe I’m eating better because of how easy it is to use and clean.
So, this recipe is for one Lime and Ginger Smoothie made with a Magic Bullet. Enjoy!
NOTE: for fewer calories, substitute 1/2 cup of cold herbal tea for a 1/2 cup of the coconut milk.
Lime and Ginger Smoothie
- Magic Bullet or other blender
- Knife and cutting board
- Your favorite smoothie mug
- 1 cup organic coconut milk
- 2 inches fresh ginger peeled and chopped
- 1 whole lime zest and juice
- 1 cup fresh greens kale, spinach, collards, etc.
- 1 tbsp hemp, chia, and/or flax seeds milled
- 1 cup water or ice
- Place all ingredients in the bowl of your blender and run on high speed for 3-5 minutes.
- Pour into smoothie mug and enjoy!
- Can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
52 Weeks of Seasonal Eating Meal Plans
Seasonal eating sounds great until you actually try to source and cook meals every month of the year using local and seasonal ingredients.
It’s enough to make the home cook throw in the towel and pop a frozen pizza into the oven!
The meals plans are part of creating a seasonal life that include these free downloads:
- The 2020 Seasonal Living Planner
- Winter Wellness Tracker
- The Seasonal Kitchen Pantry Planner
- and soon, the 2020 Kitchen Garden Planner and Seed Starting Schedule.
Click any of those hotlinks to begin creating your seasonal life and joining our community of gardeners, cooks, and holistic wellness practitioners!
There’s a party happening and we’re waiting for you to arrive!
We also gather over email once a week to focus on one specific garden, kitchen, or wellness topic in-depth, with lots of step-by-step how-to’s. The best way to jump into the email conversation is with the Seasonal Living Workbook, you can download it here and explore the seasonal living framework with an email course!
So much love and free information in one place, but it’s not the same without YOU!