As we know many people in our community enjoy smoothies as part of their morning ritual, we wanted to share one of our favourite recipes with you. This recipe comes courtesy of naturopath and Endeavour College of Natural Health lecturer Sandy Davidson, and was a hit when served in shot glasses at the College's recent Open Day in Sydney.
This delicious smoothie is packed with superfoods – we couldn't fit in more greens if we tried! There's something reassuring that comes with knowing you've already had a serving of vegetables before lunchtime, don't you think?
Glowing Green Smoothie
1 and a half cups water
1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 head of large bunch or 3/4 small bunch organic spinach or kale
3-4 stalks organic celery
1 organic apple, cored and chopped
1 organic pear, cored and chopped
1 organic banana
Juice of 1/2 organic lemon
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Naturopaths will often look to the gut when determining the origin of many types of disease. Prebiotics by definition is foods or ingredients that selectively promote the growth or activity of beneficial microorganisms (gut bacteria), and are different to the bacteria themselves called probiotics. Prebiotic foods in this recipe include; onion, garlic, asparagus, chickpeas and the vegetables in general. Promoting the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria has flow-on effects to improve digestive function, the immune system, mental health, skin health and almost every aspect of health.
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