What's in YOUR smoothie?
Updated: Aug 14, 2018
Why do I put all these superfood seeds in my smoothie? It's not just cause the magazines told me to do so. It's because they support my gut health!
It would be easy to just throw berries and a banana with a scoop of protein in the blender, in fact that happens a lot of the time. But this smoothie is different.
Here's my favorite breakfast smoothie to get me energized & ready for ANYTHING. #gutfuel
INGREDIENTS (ALL ORGANIC)
1/2 C Blueberries
1/2 Frozen Banana
1-2 Entire Kale Leaves without the stem
1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein (Amazing Grass Plant Superfood)
3-4 Ice Cubes
1/2 C Nut Milk or Oat Milk (Super Easy and inexpensive to make yourself click here)
Here's where we get fancy, I don't measure, but I will give you some go-to measurements:
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
2 Tbsp Hulled Hemp Shells
1 Tbsp Flax Seeds
1 Tbsp Raw Nut Mix (Pumpkin Seeds, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds)
Throw it all in the blender for about 30-60 seconds, add liquid or honey as needed.
I'm so excited for you to take your smoothie game up a notch! I know you are thinking, man this is a lot to put in a smoothie. But trust me, instead of just a sugar hike, you will be providing your gut with PREBIOTIC fiber and special nutrients to feed and colonize the friendly bacteria, aka the good wolf.
Activating your gut FIRST thing in the morning is so important. You will most likely be on the run later in the day and coming into contact with all sorts of things that jeopardize it's balance- so bulk up when you can!
Almost all of these ingredients are considered "PREbiotics". Why are they so important? Because they feed the "PRObiotics" you are most likely taking. If you neglect to feed the ProBiotics you will most likely not be colonizing the gut and your fanncy probiotic pills will be money down the drain. By improving the health of your gut bacteria could improve the health of your whole body, fight cancer, and reduce depression and anxiety- which is why simple support such as prebiotic and probiotic foods are so necessary.
They are incredible, their nutrient > calorie ratio is so high, you potentially burn calories by consuming them. They are almost all fiber and protein. Because they are soluble fiber, they bulks up stool, feed friendly bacteria in the gut and help slow digestion to make you feel satisfied. It also helps manage blood sugar. So yay Chia Seeds
Hemp is an a super plant. Duh, we know that. But what studies are learning about hemp seeds now make it a must have for your kitchen. As the seeds are mostly fiber as the ferment in the colon they pump out short chain fatty acids that can control intestinal inflammation, strengthen colon cells, and kill cancer cells.
Raw Pumpkin Seeds:
PROTEIN. PLANT PROTEIN. Pumpkin seeds are tremendously high in protein, iron, and chlorophyll. They alkalinize the body, which is so important in lowering your inflammation from inorganic acidic foods, chlorinated water, and pesticides. If you do have parasites, pumpkin seeds contain the amino acid called cucurbitin, which paralyzes and eliminates the worms from the digestive tract. Click here to see a cleanse for that.
In addition to making you feel full longer, flaxseeds feed your good gut bacteria, enabling them to thrive—and beat back any opportunistic bacterial invaders. Those fortified good gut bacteria will keep immunity strong and your digestive system humming.