Creamy Ginger Carrot Mash

  August 11, 2014  |    Blog>Recipes

We are huge fans of ginger and we toss it in everything–from smoothies, and stir-fries to salad dressing—to give any dish a delicious kick! Recently we mentioned this to our friend, a New York City chef who said “that makes perfect sense–ginger is like you—a spicy little energy burst!” We must admit we were flattered and smiling ear-to-ear to be compared to ginger and in that light! Plus, we love that ginger has been known to have amazing anti-inflammatory benefits (read more about this below). And we believe ginger makes anything tastes delish with its’ warm, pungent flavor! So whip up these carrots—we hope you love ‘em as much as we do!

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A few facts about ginger:

 

Ginger has awesome anti-inflammatory benefits.

If you read about health often, you probably know that inflammation is the talk of the town and that chronic inflammation, also known as low-grade or systemic inflammation, can play a long-lasting role in the body. In fact, research is linking chronic inflammation to disease–and everything from diabetes, heart disease, depression, and cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. And ginger has the powerful ability to provide anti-inflammatory benefits! So dive in! 🙂

Fresh vs. Powdered Ginger:

We love ‘em both! Lyssie lives for fresh ginger and in Tammy’s extremely time-crunched household she has several go-to-meals that call for powdered ginger. We find the flavor to be very different from one another, and find fresh ginger to be the one with the real kick–so experiment with both.

 

Creamy Ginger Carrot Mash

Say hello to this beach-body friendly creamy comfort food!

Serves: 6

Ingredients

6 carrots, peeled and sliced

2 Tbsp. plant-based organic natural butter spread

1 clove garlic, chopped

1/4 tsp. ground ginger or 2 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger

1 Tbsp. firmly packed light brown sugar

Directions

  1. Boil carrots in hot water until firmly cooked. Add the brown sugar and mash until all the lumps are gone.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan and stir in garlic and ginger and cook, stirring frequently for about1 minute.
  3. Stir the carrots into the mixture, mixing well until thoroughly combined.
  4. Heat through on low heat for about 2 minutes to keep warm.
  5. Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts: 59 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 28 mg sodium, 6 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 0 g protein

 

Creamy Ginger Carrot Mash
 
Creamy Ginger Carrot Mash
Author:
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. plant-based organic natural butter spread
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger or 2 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. firmly packed light brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Boil carrots in hot water until firmly cooked. Add the brown sugar and mash until all the lumps are gone.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan and stir in garlic and ginger and cook, stirring frequently for about1 minute.
  3. Stir the carrots into the mixture, mixing well until thoroughly combined.
  4. Heat through on low heat for about 2 minutes to keep warm.
  5. Enjoy!!
  6. Nutrition Facts: 59 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 28 mg sodium, 6 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 0 g protein

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