Recipe: Rainbow Smoothie
'Eating the rainbow' is something my clients here me asking them to do quite frequently! And while it sounds nice, it also does us a lot of good - particularly when we're looking at gut health.
The different pigments in plant foods denote different special chemicals called phytonutrients. Research shows us that phytonutrients can have a positive effect on our gut bacteria, which in turn may help provide us with health benefits. By eating a rainbow of foods each day, we are ensuring we get a variety of phytonutrients and hopefully happy bugs in our gut!
Makes 1 portion
100g mixed frozen berries – raspberries, blueberries, blackberries
1 satsuma, peeled
1 inch ginger root, peeled and grated
200ml almond milk
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp chia seeds
200ml filtered water (and more, if thinner consistency desired)
Put all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blitz until thick and smooth.
Pour into two glasses and add extra water until it’s the consistency you desire.
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