Energizing Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy your nutrient-packed boost!
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Recipe: Tropical Berry Gut-Boosting Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pitaya (dragon fruit) pulp (We use a frozen pulp From Enjoyabowls which also helps keep the smoothie cold and their owner is an incredible soul)
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Instructions:

  1. Combine pitaya, strawberries, blueberries, and coconut milk in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a glass, garnish with a few extra berries if desired, and enjoy!

Health Benefits:

Pitaya (Dragon Fruit):

  • Rich in Prebiotics: Pitaya contains oligosaccharides, which act as a prebiotic to feed the healthy bacteria in your gut, promoting a balanced microbiome.
  • High in Antioxidants: This fruit is packed with antioxidants like vitamin C, which helps reduce inflammation and supports overall digestive health.
  • While we appreciate this is a fruit which has sugar in it, as the sugar is naturally occurring it takes longer to get into the bloodstream (basically you need to drink the smoothie with the fibre in it - not just as pure sugar, like would happen in a juice). It’s the fibre which helps in your absorption of the sugar at a slow rate, thus regulating spikes of sugar in your blood, better than if you were to drink this just as a juice.

Strawberries:

  • Fiber-Rich: Strawberries are an excellent source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and helps maintain a healthy gut by preventing constipation and promoting regularity.
  • Supports Gut Health: The natural fiber in strawberries feeds beneficial bacteria in the gut, helping maintain a healthy digestive system.

Blueberries:

  • Probiotic Support: Blueberries contain compounds that act as prebiotics, which support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties: These berries are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which can reduce gut inflammation and support overall gut health.

Coconut Milk:

  • Healthy Fats: Coconut milk contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are easily digestible fats that provide quick energy and support the gut lining.
  • Antibacterial Properties: The lauric acid in coconut milk has antibacterial properties that can help maintain a healthy balance of gut flora.

This Tropical Berry Gut-Boosting Smoothie is not just delicious and refreshing, but it's also a powerhouse of nutrients that support gut health. By incorporating fiber-rich fruits and prebiotic foods, this smoothie helps to nourish your gut microbiome, promote digestive health, and boost overall wellness.

Try this simple recipe today and let us know how you like it. Here's to a healthier, happier you!

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