Regardless of age or season of life, optimising your digestive health protects and promotes whole-body wellness—and it all starts with a thriving micro-biome teeming with good bacteria.
In case you were wondering, that’s where the unicorn part comes in, because we have sourced the ultimate colourful rainbow-inspired smoothie recipe, and you’ll see that down below..
Your usual go-to smoothie may have plenty of vitamins and minerals, and suffice nicely, but there’s an additional area your favourite bevvy might be lacking in: Gut health. This is particularly important for women as our flora is messed with the most with modern-day habits and stressors. The best way to take care of your gut health is through foods that provide the body with probiotics. The good news is, it’s an easy fix. The bad news is, there is no bad news because smoothies are awesome, and so are super greens! Just add some in a conveniently blended powder form such as this BIOHMs supplement which contains a variety of good-for-you greens such as spirulina, kale, spinach, and broccoli, as well as added enzymes to help keep things moving smoothly in the intestines. Probiotics are one of those nutritious needs that make sense taking it as a supplement, particularly if you’re not great at incorporating lots of fresh greens and fermented foods into your diet.
So what exactly occurs when you take a probiotic? Firstly, you increase the amount of friendly bacteria that live in your gut. These microbes have a powerful influence on your immune system as well as almost every other facet of your overall health and wellness. This will then cause an increase in your energy levels, stabilise weight fluctuations, regulate metabolism and improve the appearance of your skin. Introducing more probiotics will also actively decrease bloating, and any other symptom related to it such as constipation or trapped gas. With more friendly bacteria around to keep the yeast levels in check, both your gut and other parts of the body such as the vagina and urinary tract will be a much happier and healthier place.
Now for the part we’ve all been waiting for, the Unicorn recipe that will put all other smoothies to shame today:
Gut-Friendly “Unicorn” Smoothie
Yields: one 16 oz. or two 8 oz. smoothies
Ingredients For Smoothie:
- 1 cup pre-shredded raw beets
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen cherries
- 6+ oz. water (increase as needed for your desired consistency)
Ingredients For Super Cream:
- 1 Tbsp cashew butter
- 1 scoop BIOHM Super Greens
- 1 tsp water, or more as needed
- Chia seed “sprinkles”
- Raspberry crumbles
- Freeze dried fruit dust (strawberry, blueberry, or mango)
- Mix the super cream ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside. “But if you’re in a rush, feel free to just toss the Super Greens into the smoothie itself with the nut butter and blend it all together,” Phelps says.
- Blend all smoothie ingredients together on high until smooth.
- Drizzle the side of your cup with super cream.
- Pour in the smoothie and top with any desired add-ons and the rest of super cream.
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