A refreshing summertime smoothie with a healthy take on a traditional pool side "pina colada" that is digestive-friendly. Lets start with Kefir, a Turkish word which means "good feeling" is a probiotic rich food with incredible medicinal benefits including supporting our immune system. Then, through in some pineapple that contains bromelain, an enzyme that may help to treat indigestion–we are feeling good. Added bonus of coconut water to help keep us hydrated is a perfect pool side option.
Whether you have IBS or simply want to optimize your energy and health with a nutrient packed smoothie, the following recipe is for you!
Start with half a cup of unsweetened, organic kefir for the probiotic, magnesium and calcium contents. Then add one quarter of an avocado, for the gut-healing essential fatty acid benefits and spinach for a healthy dose of antioxidants and soluble fibre. Next, throw in a handful of berries because they contain pectin which is soothing to the digestive system and vitamin C which is healing. Then add lemon to help detoxify your liver and get your digestive juices flowing for the day. And finally, add a fingertip sized slice of ginger for its anti-nausea and digestive stimulating plus soothing properties.