Green Digestive Health Smoothie

Aloe Vera
Green Digestive Health Smoothie

Use green leafy vegetables and strong spices like ginger and garlic. Add spirulina, barley grass or wheatgrass because its high in chlorophyll. Lemon or lime gives vitamin C. The smoothie is bitter but you can add apple or raw honey for sweetness and a tablespoon of hemp oil or linseed oil for good omega 3. Slippery elm is soothing and beneficial for digestive health.

Serving size/Yield: 1x 500ml portion

Ingredients

  • 400 ml spring or filtered water
  • 40g cucumber, chopped (or fennel bulb)
  • 40g spinach (green leafy vegetables)
  • 100g aloe vera leaf gel, fresh
  • 20g kale (callaloo)
  • 20g mint (or parsley)
  • ½ garlic clove
  • 1tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 10g fresh ginger (unpeeled)
  • 20g linseeds (or hemp seeds, chia seeds)
  • 30g slippery elm powder
  • 3g chlorella (or spirulina, wheatgrass, barley grass)
  • 3 ice cubes

Method

  1. Using a blender, place water inside the blending jug first, then the cucumber and Aloe Vera and blitz.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until fully smooth.
  3. Adjust the thickness of the smoothie by adding more water as needed.
  4. Drink a glass or two of the smoothies  
  5. Place in an airtight container (preferably glass) and refrigerate until required up to a maximum of 6 to 12 hours.
Notes: This is a high fibre, low sugar smoothie and good for digestive health. The smoothie will lose its potency if it kept more than 24 hours. Don’t add anything artificial or processed. Use only fresh ingredients, preferably organic and drink it the same day

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