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Thanks to my plant- based diet i rarely have problems with my digestion. You know, i’m pretty dang regular in that department but there will always come a time when i/ you could use a little extra help.
Bloating is, to me, one of the worst feeling you can have- tired, sluggish and generally uncomfortable in my own skin- thats no way to feel. No sir. How are you supposed to sparkle when all you want to do it hide under a huge jumper. Not only that but with bloating comes the feeling that you can’t/ don’t want to eat until its died down. Not eating? Absolutely heck no! Obviously, if you’ve just eaten a huge meal i’m not saying go down a litre of smoothie but if you’re bloated well after eating or when you wake up then turn to my best friend- the green smoothie.
One of the fabulous things about these smoothies is that they are inherently full of fibre but theres always a little more we can add to take it to the next level. My first (and main) go- to when i’m feeling a little, should we say, blocked, is Psyllium. I’ve waxed lyrical about this guy plenty in the past so i won’t today, other than to remind you that it works wonders for helping food/ toxins pass through your system quickly. The same is true for Flax seeds so i throw them in too.
Another great addition are Chia seeds- they contain heaps of fibre and as they swell when in contact with liquid- they help to keep you feeling full which can give your digestion the perfect break. And as we all know, fresh Ginger and Cayenne Pepper are A+ awesome for speeding up your metabolism.
Yup, its not a pretty subject, but one that needs to be addressed. Get those digestive systems fired up and start/ continue to feel amazing in your bodies!
(Makes roughly 1.5 litres)
- 2 cups Spinach
- 6 Brussel Sprouts
- 1 cup Cabbage (your choice)
- 4 cups Water
- 1 tbsp Psyllium
- 1 tbsp Sunflower Seeds
- 1 tbsp Flax Seeds
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 tbsp freshly grated Ginger (powder is ok too)
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper, powder
- 1 Apple, cored
- 1 Pear, cored
- 2 Kiwi (skin on)
- 4 Figs (dried or fresh)
- 1 tbsp Lacuma powder (optional but it adds sweetness)
- Add water to your blender and blend everything in stages, adding more water if you need/ want to.
- Top with additional fresh fruit for added fibre.