Place the coconut water in the blender, followed by the carrots, apples, orange, spinach, ginger, and ice. Select the SMOOTHIE setting; or blend on MANUAL, gradually increasing the speed to SPEED 10, and blending until smooth. Use the tamper as needed to stir the mixture or add a little more liquid and blend longer.
If you like the bite of fresh ginger, then you should try fresh turmeric in your smoothie. Turmeric is a superb anti-inflammatory ingre-dient and a healthful addition to smoothies. Like fresh ginger, a little goes a long way. Many health food stores and Indian markets sell fresh turmeric root, which looks a lot like ginger until you cut it to reveal its saffron-colored flesh. Add a ½-inch peeled piece to your smoothie to start. (If the smoothie tastes bitter or astrin-gent, use less next time.) If you can’t find the fresh root, add a pinch of ground turmeric.