Today after class at our CrossFit box, two of our athletes were chatting about how they really enjoy ginger. They're both pharmacists, and one of them actually worked on a project showcasing ginger as an alternative medicine form. I thought it was a perfect ingredient to highlight in this week's recipe, and to showcase the health benefits of ginger.
Ginger's health benefits include:
Pretty fantastic list there, especially if you're an athlete and looking for ways to reduce soreness after a workout, or simply looking for decreased inflammation in general, which is something we could all benefit from.
You can use ginger in many ways in the kitchen. One of the most common ways is in fresh pressed juice, and as an addition to smoothies. It adds a great freshness to anything it touches. In my opinion, however, ginger is most deliciously used in stir fry. Typically found in Thai cooking, it is easy to replicate that "I can't quite name it" takeout flavor at home by simply adding some ginger. Check out the recipe below for some inspiration, and skip that take out this Friday night!
This recipe is for a healthy, fast, Thai stir fry. You can mix up the vegetables from time to time, but follow the sauce recipe to really get all of that delicious and healthy benefits of the ginger.