This smoothie tastes like a blueberry muffin and is jam packed with allll the gut healing components. Aloe not only is soothing to the outside of our skin but it also offers anti-inflammatory and healing benefits to our intestinal lining. It also aids the body in healing skin redness and breakouts from the inside out! I also love that this smoothie is candida diet friendly given it’s free of any grains and added sugars!
Other gut healing smoothie components include collagen (intestinal lining repair and glutamine), chia seeds (good source of soluble fiber to support both constipation and diarrhea), cauliflower (source of glutathione-most potent bodily antioxidant) and coconut (naturally antimicrobial and antifungal-aka fights bad bacteria/yeasts in the gut).
You can purchase an aloe leaf at whole foods and slice it open with a serrated knife. Remove the gooey aloe vera gel (it will be very sticky!) and add fresh gel to the smoothie-freeze leftover gel into ice cube molds for quick usage for smoothies at a later date! (You can also rub on your skin for immediate burn relief-its ahhmazing)
What you need:
- 3/4 cup wild frozen blueberries
- 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
- 2 T chia seeds
- 2 scoops collagen protein (I used bulletproof vanilla collagen)
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice
- handful of raw organic spinach
- ~16 oz unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
- optional but recommended: 1 T coconut butter
- dash of cinnamon
How you do it:
- Blend all ingredients in a blender and sip away:)
Tip: I like to make my smoothies the night before to make my morning routine before work easier; I basically add all the ingredients (except the fruit), blend, stick my blender container in the fridge and then add the fruit in the morning and re-blend quickly! This is also helpful for those with digestive struggles being that the chia seeds are technically soaked and the nutrients are more easily broken down and absorbed.
Topped with nuts.com superfood hemp and greens granola and shredded coconut flakes