Crystallized Ginger Soy Smoothie

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Crystallized Ginger Soy Smoothie

Fruit smoothies are delicious and fun to make. I especially love the colors the fruits lend to the smoothie. Berry and pink colors are lovely and always a favorite. I associate yellow and orange with tropical flavors. White and creamy colors are a mystery waiting to be discovered. Green is cool and refreshing. Makes me think of honey dew and mint.

I am in the mood for a green smoothie with a touch of Asian flavors. The color is achieved using matcha and the base is soy. This Crystallized Ginger Soy Smoothie is lower in calories and has a rather unique flavor. I can’t say that the taste of the matcha is significant but I can definitely taste the ginger.

Crystallized Ginger Soy Smoothie

We love unsweetened soy milk and always have some in the fridge. My boys take a glass of this thick, creamy goodness most mornings. I sometimes use it in my cooking in place of milk. Agave nectar on the other hand, is a new discovery for me. It is a natural sweetener extracted from the heart of the agave plant. It is 25% sweeter than sugar and so less is needed. It can be used in beverages, baking, or just a multi purpose sweetener.

Crystallized Ginger Soy Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Crystallized Ginger Soy Smoothie


  • 1 Bartlett pear, chilled, cored and peeled
  • ½ tsp matcha
  • 4 small pieces crystallized ginger, chopped
  • 1 cup (225g) soy yogurt
  • ½ cup (120ml) unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 tsp agave nectar, optional


Combine pear, matcha, crystallized ginger, soy yogurt, soy milk, and agave nectar (if using) in a blender. Blend until smooth. Remove and serve immediately.

Crystallized Ginger Soy Smoothie

NOTE: This post was updated on January 13th, 2012 with new pictures. No changes were made to the recipe.

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)

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36 Responses

  1. 5starfoodie says:

    Fantastic smoothie! I love the pear and crystallized ginger combo here and such a nice color with the addition of matcha! Thanks so much!

  2. Pam says:

    This looks and sounds great, love ginger!


    I love crystallized ginger ,and sometimes just eat it like candy! this sounds cool and refreshing1

  4. noelle says:

    This sounds lovely!

  5. roxan says:

    Wow, Biren, this looks so delicious healthy and refreshing. Please make me one!

  6. says:

    A lovely smoothie ,healthy too and beautiful colour.

  7. Cristina TeenieCakes says:

    This is good stuff and what smoothies are all about. I bet the ginger just gives it that special zing!

  8. Rick says:

    Anything green is great in my book! I love the umbrella too.

  9. lequan@luvtoeat says:

    What a great idea to use crystalized ginger in a smoothie. I never would have thought to combine ginger and soy milk. What a refreshing drink this must be. Love the combo of ingredients. Best of luck with the challenge Biren.

  10. love2cook says:

    Irresistible and refreshing smoothie! I want some with that glass too! :D

  11. Julie M. says:

    That looks really good! I just discovered agave as well and am loving it. I think I'll be trying this one.

  12. denise fletcher says:

    I love anything green and the flavor combination here is divine! I imagine this would be so refreshing and revitalising. I'm staring at my monster blender on the counter and feel like whizzing one up now – I actually have most of the ingredients, except agave nectar …

  13. Lazaro says:

    Beautiful idea for the smoothie. A true 5 star foodie makeover. Good luck Biren!

  14. the lacquer spoon says:

    Your recipe tells we can make healthy smoothie without adding fruits. Delish!

  15. rotinrice says:

    I am loving the agave nectar too! This smoothie is quite different and the crystallized ginger gives it zing!

  16. rotinrice says:

    The ginger does give it zing! It is not what you would expect from a smoothie :)

  17. CaseyAngelova says:

    This looks great. Did you crystalize your own ginger? I have been looking for a good recipe. The last time I tried it I wasn't 100% happy with the results.

  18. penny aka jeroxie says:

    Great idea! YUM to smoothie.

  19. sweetlife says:

    i'm so glad you found agave, it's simple wonderful, I love the color of the smoothie and the ginger I bet it added such great flavor


  20. pigpigscorner says:

    The combo sounds really interesting! must be really tasty with the ginger!

  21. Joanne says:

    Crystallized ginger is one of my favorite things to snack on! I've never thought to put it in a smoothie…you've got me entranced.

  22. Anna says:

    Lovely smoothie Biren, loved the little umbrella, great combination pear and ginger.

  23. marymoh says:

    Mmmm….all things healthy in a glass! A great way to feed everyone :D

  24. rotinrice says:

    Unfortunately not. I would be interested if you find a recipe. It will be so cool to crystallize your own ginger. It would also make a great post.

  25. rotinrice says:

    Perhaps you can try it with honey instead. Agave is a little sweeter and less viscous…more the consistency of maple syrup. It is fun to discover new ingredients :)

  26. shriya says:

    wow!!! I love it. Very new to me. Love the presentation.
    This could make for a great entry in to our Sizzling Summer Contest. check it out in ST. you could win one of two $50 prizes.

  27. CaseyAngelova says:

    I am looking out for a good recipe and a post will follow. I like to work out the kinks.

  28. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Casey! I am looking forward to your post :)

  29. Stella says:

    Ooh Biren, this sounds so healthful and delicious too with the soy and matcha. Hey, I never see organic silk around here anymore! Where did you get that?

  30. Stella says:

    Oh, and how did you like the agave? It tastes like cotton candy, no? By the way, it also registers in the body about 25% less in terms of blood glucose, which is good I guess…

  31. rotinrice says:

    Hi Stella! I buy my organic silk at Super Target. My local health food store also carries it. It is so nice and creamy and I have been buying it since my CO days.

    I am loving the agave. I am surprised to find that it is so nice and light :)

  32. Cookin' Canuck says:

    I love the flavors in this healthy smoothie. Crystallized ginger has such a great bite to it.

  33. bunkycooks says:

    Sounds yummy! Gotta love any umbrella drink! ;)

  34. Ma What's For Dinner says:

    Sounds amazing, healthy, and perfect for summer. I'm in!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner ” target=”_blank”>

  35. Monet says:

    After another warm day….this sounds perfect. I love the flavors and I'm sure this is super refreshing. Thank you for sharing, Biren!

  36. rotinrice says:

    Hi Monet! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Smoothies are really perfect for this time of the year.

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