By: Susan Joy
This creamy, refreshing tropical smoothie not only tastes amazing but it contains ingredients to help with gut health and digestion.
Pineapple contains the digestive enzyme bromeliad and can also help reduce inflammation. Pineapple is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin C. I’ve also added gelatin which helps heal and seal the gut lining, so drink up and know you are aiding your health.
3/4 cup frozen pieces of mango(s)
1/2 cup frozen pieces of pineapple
1/2 large orange(s)
1/4 cup macadamia nuts, or cashews
2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp golden flaxseed (fine ground)
1 Tbsp gelatin, (collagen hydrolysate) dissolves in cold liquid
2 – 3 tsp maca powder (raw organic)
1 cup coconut water (unsweetened)
If you are using fresh fruit add 1 cup of ice cubes
Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender.
Blend on high until you reach a smooth texture making sure all the nuts and seeds have broken down. Add extra coconut water if you require a thinner consistency.
Makes 1 large serve or 2 small.
Article supplied with thanks to The JOYful Table.
About the Author: Susan is an author of The JOYful Table cookbook containing gluten & grain free, and Paleo inspired recipes for good health and well being.
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