This delicious smoothie is a prebiotic powerhouse that will keep your good gut bacteria smiling! I make this nourishing LOW FODMAP smoothie most weeks as it helps cleanse my digestive system and just makes me feel awesome! I encourage you to enjoy this smoothie every day for one full week and let me know how you feel!
What’s great about it:
Kiwi fruit contains an enzyme called actinidain that helps aid digestion and absorption of nutrients. Kiwi fruit also work as a pre-biotic for your gut. Pre-biotics are high fibre foods that stimulate the favourable growth of pro-biotic bacteria in the gut and help rebuild the natural levels of good bacteria that your body needs. A good supply of pro-biotics in the gut will boost your immune system, enhance digestion and reduce digestive disorders. Green super foods such as kale and spinach help to increase alkalinity and detoxification in your body that can promote healing. They are also rich in vitamins A, C and K and folic acid, as well as calcium, potassium, copper and iron. These nutrients are necessary for healthy bones, skin and eyes.
2 Kiwi Fruits, chopped with the skin
1 handful baby spinach leaves
1/2 lemon or lime – skin removed…
½ Lebanese cucumber
1 ½ cups water or coconut water
1 kale leaf or cavolo nero
1 teaspoon chia seeds or flaxseed.
1 sprig of parsley
Combine all the ingredients into a high performance blender.
Blend until smooth. Add more water if needed for a thinner consistency.
Pour into a large glass and enjoy.
This makes 2 glasses of green goodness that will nourish your body with vitality. It makes the perfect cleansing breakfast or afternoon pick me up. This is very portable too! just pour into glass jars – seal and place into the fridge for 1 – 2 days until required.
Add ginger and turmeric for extra anti-inflammatory benefits.