Herb Snips

from Susan's Collection of Herbal Lore

A Ginger Peachy Breakfast

Ginger (Zingiber officianale) is valued in Far Eastern cultures as a metabolism booster, while Western research shows that the herb stimulates the digestive process, prevents nausea, and relieves cold symptoms. To put some ginger into your day, start off with a ginger peachy smoothie. Pour half a cup of boiling water over a one-inch piece of fresh ginger root (peeled and crushed) and let steep for five minutes. Strain and stir in 2-3 tablespoons of honey to make a syrup. Refrigerate. At breakfast time, place one peeled, pitted, chopped peach and one sliced banana in a blender and whir. Add the syrup and process until smooth. Delish!