We call it juice, but really it’s a cross between a drink and a smoothie. We love making a batch of this gut-healing good morning elixir at the beginning of the week and enjoying a small glass daily.
The recipe yields about a quart and will last you a week. Store in the fridge in a large mason jar, give it a shake in the morning and pour yourself a glass of goodness to start your day.
Filled with antioxidants, polyphenols, and the real powerhouse, fiber, this is a great way to get your digestion moving in the morning if you typically have slow digestion. Because of the high fiber content, it’s ideal for women who are estrogen dominant! (PS: We don’t recommend juices because they’re missing all that beneficial fiber, and it’s easy to drink to get a big sugar spike in one go!)
Let’s take a look at the ingredients:
Ah, celery – the unsung hero of the veggie world! This humble veggie is a fiber-filled champ, boasting vitamins A and C, plus a treasure trove of folate, magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium.
Need to soothe your inflamed bits or show high cholesterol who’s boss? With its incredible fiber profile, it works to keep your body healthy and strong.
This adorable, sweet-tart fruit brings an explosion of flavor and texture, while secretly boosting your well-being. Kiwi stands number one in nutrient content compared to 27 other fruits! It’s packed with twice the amount of Vitamin C — compared to oranges (per 100 mg) — and has twice the amount of nutrients — compared to apples (per 100 mg).
Additionally, kiwi has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce pain and swelling throughout the body. Lastly, kiwi is packed with antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage and slow down the aging process.
Ginger is a powerhouse ingredient for smoothie recipes! Not only does it add an interesting flavor to the drink, but it also comes with some amazing health benefits. One of those benefits is improved digestion since ginger can help boost stomach acid production and reduce inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.
Additionally, it has anti-cancer properties that have been shown to be effective against certain types of tumors. It also contains antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage and support your immune system.
Lastly, ginger can reduce pain and inflammation throughout the body, making it a great option if you’re looking for a natural remedy for aches and pains.
Cucumbers are a great addition to any recipe, offering a wide range of health benefits.
Here we add them because they are incredibly low in calories and contain vitamins A, B, and C, as well as antioxidants like flavonoids which can help fight against free radicals.
Eating cucumbers is also known to be beneficial for digestion since they contain fibers that can help move food through your system more efficiently.
Additionally, cucumbers provide electrolytes for hydration, making them an excellent choice for those who want to stay hydrated throughout the day. Lastly, cucumbers can also reduce inflammation in the body thanks to their powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Apples are a true superfood! Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they offer amazing health benefits too.
In addition to the sweetness of apple in this elixir, apples contain pectin, which helps keep your digestive system healthy and aids in weight loss.
The vitamins C, A, and K found in green apples can help strengthen your immune system, while their high fiber content can help keep you full for longer periods.
Additionally, the polyphenols found in green apples have been known to protect cells from damage and reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Hidden Benefits of Fiber for Women
- Fiber helps keep your gut bacteria balanced and thriving, which is important for overall mental health and wellness.
- Fiber helps with hormone balancing. Spent estrogen doesn’t get recycled back into the system, instead, it binds to the fiber and gets eliminated.
- Finally, the one you’re most familiar with is, fiber promotes regularity in bowel movements and can help you stay full longer.
Looking to make more green drinks? Check out this post full of good-for-you drinkable greens.