So I’m all about gut health and keeping my digestive system happy and healthy!
Let’s dive into gut health a little more…
What is the gut?
The gut is our little disease fighting organ in our bodies. Acid and enzymes in the stomach work to break down our food and in turn, protect the body from sickness and infection. Our digestive system is one of the cores for a strong immune system so it is important to keep it healthy.
Gut flora (or gut microbiome) is made up of millions of microorganisms which contain the largest number of bacteria in the body. This organism has a very important role in our health by helping control digestion and keeping the immune system strong as well as assisting with brain functions and mood.
Ok, so now that you’ve got the low down on what the gut is and how important it is in our bodies I’ve got a gut elixir for you to drink every day to help support a healthy gut!
- 1 tbsp Super Shake Green Alkaliser (cleansing, nourishing & alkalising)
Contains Baobab + Hemp Powder + Wheatgrass + Wild Harvested Moringa Leaf + Spirulina + Barleygrass
- 1/2 fresh lemon
Lemons are high in a fiber called pectin, which is a prebiotic that assists good gut health by feeding healthy gut bacteria
- 2 bunches of organic celery
Celery supports digestion and while it is an antioxidant / anti-inflammatory it offers protection to the entire digestive system as well as keeps you regular.
- 1 large piece of ginger (optional)
Ginger is a common treatment for upset stomach/nausea. There’s also evidence that it helps assist digestion and saliva flow.
- 1 handful fresh spinach
Spinach is high in fiber and water, both of which help to prevent IBS and promote a healthy digestive tract.
- 150ml filtered water
Filtered water is purified by removing chlorine, chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals and bacteria.
Rinse and wash all ingredients and press through your juice machine, leaving the green alkaliser and water out.
Once juiced, add to a large glass jar or bottle and add the super shake with 150ml water and stir/shake.
Store in the fridge for 3 days.
Rinse and wash all ingredients. Chop celery into quarters and at to your blender (I use an Omniblend V Super Blender)
Add the water + super shake and blend on high for 60 seconds.
Once blended, strain through a nut milk bag or muslin cloth.
Store in a glass jar or bottle in the fridge for 3 days.
Drink first thing every morning on an empty stomach to soothe your digestive system and keep your gut happy + healthy!
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