Over the past two years, my gut health has gone from pretty horrible, to pretty awesome. One daily habit that I attribute this amazing change to is my daily green, gut healing smoothie. I can’t remember exactly when I started making this a regular habit, but it’s now one that I absolutely swear by!
Not only is it a great way to get your breakfast in quickly—anyone else not a morning person?!—but it’s a great way to sneak in extra servings of veggies. fruits and other healthy things like seeds and nuts that you might not typically snack on throughout the day.
How to Make a Gut Healing Green Smoothie
One of the secret ingredients in this smoothie that makes it a powerful gut-healer is the addition of a few California Prunes!
Green Smoothie Ingredients
We are probably all familiar with the fact that prunes can help keep you regular—a sign of good gut-health right there, but they’re also a great prebiotic!
I was very familiar with probiotics for years, and while they definitely helped my gut, they never totally solved all my issues. When I realized that I was missing the prebiotic part of this equation, things completely shifted.
Prebiotics feed the probiotics so that they can better do their job. So when your probiotic is doing its job well, you’re also going to feel so much better. California Prunes are also high in fiber, and a high-fiber diet is great for your gut as well.
Like California Prunes, cauliflower is also high in fiber. All that good fiber feeds our body’s healthy bacteria that aids in reducing inflammation. Overtime, you will see your digestive health transform—at least, that was the case for me!
Again, leafy greens are great sources of fiber! Spinach is also high in vitamin K—which is good for bone health, vitamin A—good for skin, and a healthy immune system, and vitamin C—which aids in repairing all body tissues.
Collagen might seem like a trendy wellness word, but I promise it’s here to stay. It has amino acids necessary to repair and rebuild our intestinal walls. When your gut is compromised, your body may not be able to absorb vitamins and minerals as well as it should. That makes collagen an excellent ingredient for anyone who suffers from leaky gut.
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Gut Healing Smoothie Recipe
- 2-3 California Prunes, this is my go-to brand
- 1-1.5 cups spinach, about one large handful
- 3/4 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1 scoop collagen powder, this is my favorite brand
- 1 scoop prebiotic fiber, optional, I love this one
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened peanut butter
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp flax seed
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
- 1/2 cup almond milk, more as needed
- 5 ice cubes, you can adjust this if you like your smoothie thinner or thicker
Put all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, start with the liquid and spinach first, then add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth to avoid spinach flecks.
Tag me on Instagram if you try this gut-healing smoothie!
Thanks to California Prunes, a brand I love and trust, for sponsoring this post! Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Fox & She possible!
BTW, why you should eat more California Prunes (and how to get them in your diet), and how to do a sugar detox.