Give your digestion a little TLC with this Kiwi Super Green Smoothie! Super ingredients that are paleo and vegan friendly, healthy, and nourishing. A green smoothie that does a body good. Simply delicious and refreshing!
If 2015 was the year of “cleansing” juices and smoothie bowls, then I’d like to think 2016 will bring back the simplicity of a good GREEN smoothie. I’m all about recycling trends if it does a body good! And honestly, sometimes we just need SIMPLE ingredients and SIMPLE preparations in order to really maintain a balanced real food diet. Nothing again smoothie bowls or power bowls, heck, I make them all the time. But there is something really refreshing, nourishing, and energizing about a green smoothie. Yes, it is quite SUPER.
So here’s a little back story and why I think the KIWI is what makes the “super” in this super green smoothie.
If you don’t know by now, I’m married to a Kiwi. Not the fruit, the Country. Kiwi… the national bird of NEW ZEALAND! And no, the kiwi bird doesn’t lay kiwi fruit. Although, Kiwifruit is a major horticultural export in New Zealand and my Kiwi of a husband is quite obsessed with them.
It wasn’t until we lived in New Zealand (back in 2011-2012) that I discovered the reason why.
You see, the Kiwifruit in New Zealand is so soft you basically can cut it sideways and use a spoon to scoop out the middle, kinda like you would an avocado. Each morning my husband would do just that. And my kiwi mother in law would do the same.
But… here’s the Super part!
Kiwi fruit can also help your digestion! Meaning, it can help things get moving along. Um, no wonder it’s a “regular” breakfast fruit consumption. Pun intended, haha.
And you know what else I found out? That this KIWI fruit can really help those with IBS. It has both proteolytic enzymes and prebiotic carbohydrate fibers which aid in digestion.
So back to my main focus here. The Kiwi Super Green smoothie. Yes, SUPER KIWI for super digestion! But we can’t leave out the other SUPER ingredients that help make this green smoothie.
- Lemon/Lime – Vitamin C and good for cleansing the liver-
- Parsley – rich in Vitamin K and is another great digestive aid! YAY!
- coconut water – rich in potassium and magnesium
- ginger– anti-inflammatory properties and helps soothe the stomach lining
- chia seed – fiber and digestive aid (bulking agent)
- orange juice – Vitamin C
- pinch of sea salt – great for adrenal healthy
Okay raise your hand if you need this after all the Holiday hustle and bustle? Raise your hand if you kinda need a little help with digestion? Well, unless you’re a freak of HEALTHY nature, I’m pretty sure we all have our hands raised. Am I right? Haha. So cheers to a fresh start and SUPER digestion. I mean super green smoothies!
Final notes –> we’re taking this week to focus on all things Green! In food form that is. You know, just in case you didn’t get enough the last few weeks of 2015. Hey, it happens. So stay tuned friends!
Green Smoothies. .. yay or nay?