One of my favourite smoothies at the moment is my Gut Healing and Liver Detoxifying Supplemental Smoothie which incorporates slippery elm, aloe vera, water kefir probiotic, psyllium husks, l-glutamine and chia seeds to support gut health. I also add herbs that I brew as tea and leave to cool before adding to the smoothie to aid in liver detoxification. I purchase an organic loose leaf tea that includes burdock root, liquorice root, dandelion root, st mary’s thistle seed, nettle leaf, lemon peel, rhubarb root, calendula flower and lemon verbena.
The smoothie also features organic zucchini, hulled hemp seeds, coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla powder and whole leaf stevia. It may not look amazing but it has a lovely flavour and creamy texture.
This smoothie is very low in sugar and starch which suits my Lyme diet protocol and would be compliant with a candida diet, GAPS and specific carbohydrate diet.
It is a great way to get some wonderful nourishing and healing foods and supplements into the body all in the one hit!
This smoothie also tastes fabulous with maca, raw cacao, acai/goji/pomegranate powder, activated sunflower seeds, tahini, frozen blueberries and raspberries.
The recipe given is the core Gut Healing and Liver Detoxifying Supplemental Smoothie. Please have a play around with it.
Here is my recipe.
Gut Healing and Liver Detoxifying Supplemental Smoothie
1 medium zucchini
2 tsp psyllium husk
2 tsp chia seeds
1 tbs hulled hemp seeds
2 tbs coconut cream/milk (I used Ayam, it is quite think.)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
Inner gel of one aloe vera leaf or 30 ml organic aloe vera juice
1 tsp slippery elm
1 tsp l-glutamine
2 tbs coconut water kefir or you can empty the contents of a probiotic capsule
Whole leaf stevia drops or powder. Best to experiment with your desired sweetness
1 cup of brewed liver detox tea that has cooled.
Any other additions such as maca, raw cacao, acai/goji/pomegranate powder, activated sunflower seeds, tahini, frozen blueberries and raspberries.
You may need to adjust the additional liquid content depending on your desired thickness!
Simmer liver detox tea for 5 minutes in filtered water and let is steep for another 10 and cool.
Place all ingredients in the blender and blend!
Top with cinnamon, hemp seeds and activated sunflower seeds if you wish.
I use a personal Tribest blender.