The Probiotic-Booster Smoothee
Why? For boosting your immune system. Ideal for those times that you know your general health or digestion have been working overtime!
When? The Probiotic Booster is perfect for your breakfast or lunch.
What you need:
Note * indicates probiotic food source, ^^ indicates prebiotic source
300ml nut or seed milk eg almond, hazelnut, hemp milk (or soya milk ^^)
^^ 1 x frozen banana, peeled and sliced into 4 or 5 pieces before freezing
* 6 x medium-sized young kale leaves, washed
* 4 x small young broccoli heads, washed
*1 – 2 tbs raw cacao powder
* ½ – 1 tsp spirulina
1 tablespoon tahini, unhulled and ideally raw
*100-200ml cold green tea
* ½ – 1 teaspoon raw, unsweetened cacao nibs
What to do:
Pop your nut milk into the blender with the frozen banana and kale leaves. Blend until smooth, then gradually add (with the blender still running) the broccoli heads, cacao powder, spirulina and tahini. Gradually add the green tea to create a thinner smoothie according to taste.
Sprinkle your smoothie with raw cacao nibs once poured.
*TOP TIP* – Raw cacao powder and nibs are rich in many goodies, including iron, dietary fiber, potassium and antioxidants. They also stimulate the release of neurotransmitters, which release feel-good hormones, raise serotonin levels (which can act as a natural anti-depressant and can help reduce PMS symptoms), and also endorphin levels (which can help us feel good). You’ll find them in most good health food shops.
To understand more about how pro- and prebiotics can help your health – visit this link –
Have fun with this one! I’d love to hear how it goes 🙂
As seen in Sweet Living Magazine 2014
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador.