Gut Cleansing Green Smoothie Recipe By Tania Koujou

Easy to make ✔ Gluten-Free ✔ Vegan ✔

For better skin, clean your gut! With the latest weather changes, the same way you deep-clean the closets, you need to deep-clean your body. Numerous studies done over the years have found that gut health is related to overall physical and mental health. What you eat can greatly influence your gut health, what you drink too! Health Expert Tania Koujou recommends “this smoothie that is packed with antioxidants. It will not only fight the bad bacteria in your gut but will also increase collagen production. I have had an acne flare-up lately and now I am having this one daily!”

This green smoothie is made with spinach, basil, ginger, strawberries, dates, chia or psyllium husk, oats or banana, and almond milk. It’s so easy to do and needed for healthy insides and outsides.

INGREDIENTS HEALTH BENEFITS

Green smoothies have a long list of health benefits attached to them; here are a few:

  • Digestive health.
  • Natural weight loss.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Excellent source of antioxidants.
  • Reduces and combats cravings.
  • Lower risk of chronic disease. 
  • Lower cholesterol.
  • Increased energy.

Here are some health benefits specific to each ingredient used in this recipe;

  • Spinach

Rich in antioxidants like vitamins A & C, boosts collagen production and keeps the skin complexion vibrant

  • Basil

Anti-microbial and helps in restoring the microbial balance in the gut

  • Ginger

Contains gingerol inhibiting the breakdown of elastin, one of the main causes of wrinkles

  • Strawberries

Rich source of vitamin C, a radiance restoring vitamin. Also full of fiber that aid in the detoxification process. 

  • Dates

Great source of vitamin B, which is great for treating various skin disorders

  • Almond milk

Nutritionally better for the skin than cow milk, as it avoids all the acne-causing inflammation

  • Banana

Vitamin A in bananas restores the skin’s moisture and smoothes out the rough texture. An alternative to banana, for a less sweet option, is oats: rich in fiber and can help with the detoxification process also as it is easy to digest.

And now on to the recipe. It is best to drink this smoothie in the morning as a healthy breakfast.

UTENSILS

You will need a food processor and your favorite tall glass cup.

You can find some of the ingredients below on Mint Basil Market. 

INGREDIENTS

You will need:

  • 1.5 Cups Almond Milk
  • Handful of Spinach
  • A Few Basil Leaves
  • 6 Medium Chunks of Ginger
  • 1 Small Frozen Banana or 2 tbsp. Oats
  • 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 Date Cut into Chunks 
  • For fiber: 1 tbsp. Chia or 1 tsp. Psyllium Husk

DIRECTIONS

This is the easiest recipe in the history of the world. Add all the ingredients into the food processor, blend them well together, and tada! All done.

How would you make this simple green smoothie? Tell us your ideas. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

October 14, 2021 — Mint Basil Team

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