A cranberry and pineapple elixir with turmeric is the perfect refreshing drink, and it tastes delicious! This gut-healthy elixir recipe uses fresh cranberries, pineapple, and a superfood called coffee fruit.
Here we go! Second week of 2015. How’s it been treating you? Are you one to start the detoxing and cleansing?
I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t believe in detoxing. But that’s just my personal preference. To each their own. I think the liver is the only one that needs to focus on detoxing for us, but sometimes we just need to give it a little TLC or support. I know my liver and digestion definitely need some extra support after a few month’s of crazy eats and frequent stress. I also think it’s great to support the liver when you are doing heavy training or racing. Which is why I have the Kiwi supporting his liver too, ya know?
Okay, so instead of focusing on detoxing and cleansing by eliminating foods, let’s maybe shift focus on adding in nutrients that support the liver in doing its job.
- Nutrients like bromelain (a proteolytic enzyme found in pineapple) that helps support digestion by breaking protein.
- Nutrients like Turmeric (a powerful anti-inflammatory spice) that can help reduce inflammation in the gut and whole body. You can see my whole post about turmeric HERE along with another recipe.
- Nutrients like those found in Cranberries (including digestion-aiding enzymes). In fact, a new study has been linked cranberries to helping prevent attachment of bacteria to the stomach lining, You all know i love a good soothing cranberry smoothie.
And thanks to antioxidant rich Bai Drinks, I can now add in coffee fruit to that list of nutrient packed ingredients. Coffee fruit is the fruit in which the coffee bean is grown. Remember, I used it in my SUPER FRUITCAKE smoothie. Yep, that delicious one! Coffee fruit is a amazing SUPER FRUIT rich in antioxidants and helps fight free radicals. Free radicals cause cell damage. Free radicals are caused by… well… STRESS.
Which leads me to this recipe. A new gut healthy elixir recipe.
It’s like a tune up for my liver and gut. Ahh.. post holiday tune ups feel nice!!
Cheers to superfruit Cranberry and pineapple!
Every tried a gut healthy elixir??