This thick and delicious heart healthy smoothie is great anytime of day to maintain your energy level and balance your blood sugar. The fibre content in pumpkin is also excellent for individuals having bowel movement and other digestive problems. The rolled oats have also been shown to improve symptoms of diabetes, effectively lowering blood sugar and improving insulin resistance. We could go on and on about all the other health benefits of this smoothie, so drink up and enjoy!
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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.
This smoothie is one of my favorite ways to start the day. In addition to an unique flavor profile, it is packed with a double punch of antioxidants and fibre from the blueberry`s and chia seeds. The kefir provides beneficial probiotics and you even get a chance to sneak in a few dark, leafy kale greens! If you use fresh blueberries or want a thinner smoothie throw in a handful of ice.
This phytonutrients abundant green smoothie is not only delicious, but it contains a wealth of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. The avocado provides us with critical monounsaturated fats that help to maintain the integrity of our cell membranes and improves our brain health by promoting healthy blood flow.
Summer’s heat often takes away my appetite for solid foods, but I can always go for a cool and refreshing smoothie! Blueberries are a great source of anti-oxidants that are readily available freshly-picked during the summer and frozen the rest of the year, making this a go-to smoothie for combating stress anytime.
We have a solution (a genius solution if you ask me!): our green pina colada! Fresh, no sugar, and no additives — simply a delicious drink that will leave you hydrated and refreshed. It just so happens that coconut water is the perfect electrolyte drink and provides our body with nutrients that actually help us better absorb water!