This healthy “good gut” green smoothie is an easy way to get a good dose of nutritional powerhouse ingredients that contribute to overall good health.
This healthy good gut green smoothie is what Zane and I are drinking right now to incorporate several powerhouse “detox” ingredients into our diet. Since smoothies are an easy way to get everything at once, we love just getting our health fix in the morning and feeling great about our day.
This is basically a green smoothie with these healthy and “good gut” ingredients:
- Ginger. Fresh ginger is anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, and has additional health benefits.
- Turmeric. Read all about the benefits of this nutritional powerhouse here.
- Cinnamon. The health benefits of cinnamon are laid out in this post by Dr. Axe.
- Probiotics. These help increase healthy gut flora as well as additional benefits. I love Good Belly shots and use in this smoothie. Go to goodbelly.com for more info as well as coupons for free shots.
- Coconut Oil. Despite the negative press it can get, I take this daily~in my coffee and in smoothies. Dr. Mercola share his take on coconut oil here.
Below is a visual of all the ingredients listed above. Note that the ginger root is basically a small slice cut into squares; it will chop completely once blended.
This smoothie might take some getting used to, as it has no artificial or added sugar. You can certainly tweak this to your liking, but you might drink this a time or two to see if you don’t acquire a taste for it. I did that with this smoothie (and my fave Kombucha) and now I crave them both.
Note: Smoothie consistency can turn out differently based upon myriad factors, namely the ratio of liquid to frozen ingredients. Too thicken a smoothie, add ice and/or frozen fruit. To thin a smoothie, add more liquid.
So, here is the recipe for the healthy “good gut” green smoothie that Zane and I are addicted to drinking in the mornings. If you try this or make your own version, please share in the comments! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Here’s to a healthy, blessed & savvy day!!!
- 1 cup chopped kale
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 1/4 cup almond milk (add more if needed)
- 1 Good Belly shot (original has the least sugar)
- 1 TB fresh ginger root (a small slice cut into pieces)
- 1-2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup ice (I add ice at the end if the smoothie is too creamy and needs to be more slushy)
- Place kale & spinach in blender.
- Add frozen mango, pineapple & banana.
- Pour in almond milk and Good Belly shot.
- Toss in ginger, coconut oil, cinnamon and turmeric.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add ice if needed or more almond milk if too thick.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 6g Sodium: 232mg Carbohydrates: 55g Sugar: 37g Protein: 4g