Okay friends, when you’re thirsty but you want something rich in green, packed with vitality, fresh and delicious and health-boosting in every way (body, mind, soul) this little green goodie is in a class of its own when it comes to taste. Enjoy!
Creamy, cooling & deliciously healthy.
Go on and treat yourself. Not only is this smoothie abundantly GREEN, the soft and calming qualities of the herbs it contains will cool down your digestive system making it the perfect treat for anybody who experiences hot and dry conditions of the gut such as Ulcerative colitis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Coeliac and Ulcers.
Chamomile calms inflammation and spasm in the gut
Let me tell you a bit about the herbs. Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is an old favourite when it comes to calming indigestion, colic and digestive pains. It’s rich in chemicals called coumarins, known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activity. It’s also rich in flavonoids, one if the largest groups of plant chemical componds that possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity with many flavonoid rich plants being investigated for a multitude of diseases today including diabetes and blood glucose excess.
For more information on Chamomile’s medicinal properties, read this overview here.
Marshmallow is the kindest herb your guts will ever meet
When it comes to repairing damaged mucosa in the digestive system, there are two herbs we use. One is endangered in many countries and states, and that’s Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) so I try not to use that one unless its critically needed. The other is Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis), which is just as wonderful and easier to access. Marshmallow root is rich in a slimy substance called mucilage. like seaweed, mucilage coats the mucous membranes of the digestive system to protect and cool it while damaged layers underneath can heal and recover. This is what makes Marshmallow the perfect addition to any drink for gut healing.
So without further adieu, let’s make medicine!
Calm your Guts Creamy Smoothie
Here’s the recipe for you to whip up this silky soft smoothie to love you up from the inside!
- 1 Banana
- 1/4 Avocado
- 1/2 tsp Marshmallow root powder
- 1/2 tsp Chamomile flower powder
- Few sliced of chopped pineapple
- 1-2 chopped dates
- 1 capsule or 1/2 tsp greens powder
- 20 drops Qi Glow (or another anti-aging elixir)
- 1 tsp Coconut liquid oil (MCT)
- 1 cup coconut water
There’s the mustard-yellow toned Chamomile powder on the left, and the Greens Superfood I use in my smoothies on the right. I like liquid coconut oil with its rich content of MCT.
Ready to enjoy!
It doesn’t really get easier than this 🙂 And I’m all about making things easy! I have a feeling you like that too!
- Simply pop the ingredients into a blender and whiz away until well combined.
- Top with dessicated coconut if you like, and add in your super-elixir drops at the end. I use QI GLOW, which is my own elixir blend of anti-aging beautification herbs from the Orient. Like to try a bottle? Just pop me a message and I’ll send you the details.
Now go make this delicious treat and tell me how you like it in the comments below.
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