If you’re looking to detox, we highly recommend our Lemon Ginger Refresh Smoothie. It’s a cleansing elixir with ingredients that may help support a healthy immune and digestive system. (BONUS: it tastes like lemon meringue pie!) 70-80% of the immune system lives in the gut, which is why a balanced gut microbiome supports healthy immunity. We used our organic whole milk lemon kefir with 12 live and active probiotic cultures and 25 to 30 billion beneficial CFU (colony forming units) for microbiome support. Lemon is loaded with vitamin C and citric acid, a compound that stimulates saliva glands to produce more saliva and digestive enzymes to break down food and improve digestion. Ginger promotes detoxification with its natural compounds gingerol and shoals, which speed up the movement of food in the digestive system. Lemon and ginger are the ultimate dynamic detox duo! Garnish your gut-healthy smoothie with coconut flakes, lemon slices, and pineapple chunks.
Your Gut Matters
Eating habits also play a role in mental health. Research has shown that probiotic-rich foods decrease anxiety and boost the mood. That makes kefir a great wellbeing tool because it contains 12 live and probiotic cultures. Psychiatrist James Greenblatt explained that “‘the gut is really your second brain. There are more neurons in the GI tract than anywhere else except the brain.’” As research continues to develop, it’s becoming more and more apparent that there is a link between the gut and the brain. What was once suspected as one-way communication (brain to gut) is now understood to be more of a two-way system. Thus, the health of our gut may directly impact the health of our minds.
- 1/2 cup frozen peaches
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 3/4 cup Lemon Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 1/2 tablespoon raw honey
- 2 tablespoons collagen peptides or vanilla plant-based protein powder of choice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.