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Happy Gut Smoothie Recipe

GUT HEALTHHappy Gut Smoothie Recipe

Good health starts in your gut.  If your digestion is out of whack because of over indulging during the holidays, then this smoothie recipe will help get you back on track.  This recipe contains key ingredients (found in your local market) that will make your gut happy.

Spinach: while we all know that spinach is full of good stuff for our body, most don’t know that it also helps with your digestion by warding off constipation and soothing mucus membranes of your digestive tract.

Raspberries: packed with fiber, raspberries are an excellent in season fruit that you can add to help keep your stomach at full power.  They also have low natural sugar content keep your waistline happy.

Apples: also full of fiber, apples have a great natural grit as well that is great for cleaning out your digestive tract.

Ginger: this spice packs a powerful punch when it comes to good health.  Ginger is great for nausea, indigestion, morning sickness and more.

Flaxseed: full of gut-helping fiber, flaxseed is such a great multi-purpose ingredient to help keep your good health on track.

Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice: aloe works naturally to balance your stomach’s pH.  This helps keep your digestion healthy and avoid occasional heartburn, indigestion or stomach upset.  Try our best-selling USDA Organic Preservative Free Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice for this recipe.

LILY’S HAPPY GUT SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

-1 cup of spinach

-1/2 cup raspberrries

-One apple, cored and diced

-1 inch piece of peeled ginger

-1 TBSP of Flaxseed

-1/4 cup of Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice

Directions:

Place all of your ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.   Add some mint to garnish and give your digestion an extra boost.

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Holiday Detox Smoothie Recipe

Detox Smoothie Recipe with Aloe

 

The Holiday season is upon us, and with it comes wonderful time spent with friends and family, eating delicious foods and treats piled on top of each other in ginormous mounds, forcing us to loosen a few buttons on our pants.  We all do it, even though we know we shouldn’t and it is not good for us to pile on the calories like that, but it only comes a couple times a year, so we just let ourselves go.  But then the guilt comes; “Why did I have 3 helpings of stuffing ladled on top of mashed potatoes?!”.  But with all the goodies that come during a holiday meal, it is easy to get way off course. Our bodies are in overload, shocked that they could fit that much food into one meal.  You need to bring balance back your system so that it can go back to absorbing the necessary nutrients to keep you healthy.  Time to detox.

Toxins play a big role in keeping your cells from absorbing nutrients when they need them, causing your body to have oxidative stress and be more susceptible to illness.  And this time of year, with cooler temps and everyone else around us getting sick, we have to keep our health in check even more.

Here is a simple recipe for a detox smoothie that includes our Aloe Vera Juice made with Aloesorb that has been clinically proven to help reduce toxins in the body.

LILY DETOX SMOOTHIE

-1 apple, cored and roughly chopped

-1/2 of a cucumber

-3 stalks of celery

-1 slice of avocado

-1 cup of spinach or other leafy greens

-Squeeze of a Lemon

2 ounces of Lily of the Desert Preservative Free Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice

Add items to blender and blend until smooth.  Ice and cilantro optional.

 

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Apple Chia Smoothie

There’s something about this Apple Chia Smoothie that is intensely satisfying — it’s cold, creamy and so perfectly encapsulates autumnal flavors (cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh apples). And adding a serving of Lily’s aloe gel (amplified with Aloesorb™) and a serving of chia seeds (those little fellas provide more Omega-3s than salmon!) leaves you feeling oh-so good. But, take it from us: the key to this recipe is to make sure the ingredients are cold (or you can add ice), and that the smoothie is blended ultra-well.

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Apple Chia Smoothie
Apple Chia Smoothie

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1

Ingredients:
  • 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 - 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • thin slice fresh, minced ginger
  • 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gel
Instructions:
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

 

Playa Papaya Smoothie

Has the polar vortex got you wishing for some beach time?

Well, we can’t send you on a trip to Bermuda, but we can take your taste buds on a little journey. This is our Playa Papaya smoothie recipe and it’s loaded with flavors from the more exotic side of the colder months. Papaya fruit takes center stage in this production, and it’s rich, buttery consistency and healthy dose of vitamin C are the perfect addition to a winter-time smoothie. Freshly juiced carrots and an orange help balance out the sweetness, and kiwi and coconut water bring home the tropical vibe. Adding our aloe Vera juice ensures your body is getting the most out of all the healthful vitamins this smoothie has to offer. Warning: you should probably find an indoor hammock somewhere to enjoy this on.

Playa Papaya Smoothie

  • 1 large orange, peeled and quartered
  • 2 kiwi fruits, peeled and quartered
  • ½ papaya, peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • juice of 2-3 carrots
  • 2 ounces Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice

Directions: Blend all ingredients together with ice. Garnish with a kiwi wheel.

Playa Papaya Smoothie - papaya, kiwi, orange, carrot juice, coconut water, Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice

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