Ginger Zinger Drink Recipe

How to make a Ginger Zinger Drink


  1. Make the granitas first. Pour the coconut milk into a shallow baking tray and set aside.
  2. Blend the mango and lime in a blender until puréed. Spread the mango purée onto a separate shallow baking tray. Set aside.
  3. Make the simple syrup next. In a small saucepan on high heat bring ½ cup water to a boil and add ½ cup sugar. Boil for 1 minute and then remove from heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Let it cool slightly and then pour half of the syrup over the coconut milk and stir until well combined.
  5. Place the tray with the coconut milk in the freezer, for 2 hours, or until set.
  6. Pour the reserved syrup over the mango and stir until well combined. Place the tray in the freezer, for 2 hours or until set.
  7. Remove the trays from the freezer. Using 2 forks, rake the top of each to create a fine, crumbly-textured granita. Place the trays back in the freezer and make the smoothie.
  8. Add the carrots, apple and almond milk to a blender. Blend well at high speed, until the carrots and apple have broken down. Add the bananas, diced mango, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg (if using) and ½ cup ice and blend until smooth.
  9. Fill 2 chilled glasses ¾ of the way with the smoothie.
  10. Top each with a few spoonfuls of mango granita, then top that with a few spoonfuls of coconut granita. Serve immediately. 

Tip: If you freeze the bananas and mango ahead of time, you can omit the ice.

Optional: Add ½ cup Greek yogurt for more protein.