Green Digestion Smoothie

Quick Green Digestion Smoothie

Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to add a mixture of gut-friendly and high fibre foods to your morning. This Green Digestion Smoothie combines the power of many digestion-friendly ingredients to get your day off to an energetic start:

Green Digestion Smoothie

  • Milled Flaxseed: High in fibre, containing 5g of fibre per 20g serving. Linwoods Flaxseed is also cold milled making the seed easier to consume and digest.
  • Pineapple: From being a rich source of fibre, pineapple may help support a healthy digestive system (1). Pineapples are also rich in a group of digestive enzymes known as bromelain, which break down protein molecules so they can be easily absorbed into the small intestine (2).
  • Bananas: Have a soothing effect on the gut thanks to their high content of pectin, a soluble fibre which helps lower cholesterol and normalises bowel function (3).
  • Water: Encourages the passage of waste through your digestive system and helps soften poo (4).
  • Coconut Water: Helps the kidneys to filter and eliminate toxins from your body (5).
  • Parsley Leaves: Can help aid in digestion and reduce bloating as it contains compounds that enable the expulsion of gas from the body (6).
  • Avocado: The high fibre content of avocados leads to feelings of fullness which helps to regulate appetite (7).
  • Ginger: Has a long reputation as a carminative, a substance that promotes the elimination of excess gas from the digestive system, and is known to sooth the intestinal tract (8).

Green Digestion Smoothie

Preparation Time – 5 minutes
Servings – 1 – 2

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 large frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) coconut water
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons avocado
  • 1 teaspoon packed fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp Linwoods Cold Milled Flaxseed

Directions

  1. Blend together all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses and top with a little more milled flaxseed.

References

  1. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-pineapple 
  2. https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/the-health-hub/food-drink/nutrition/the-benefits-of-eating-pineapple/
  3. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-bananas
  4. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/digestive-health/good-foods-to-help-your-digestion/
  5. https://www.avogel.co.uk/food/ingredients/coconut/coconut-water/
  6. https://www.readersdigest.ca/food/healthy-food/parsley-health-benefits/
  7. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-avocado
  8. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/ingredient-focus-ginger
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