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By Alex Allan on 29/04/23 | Recipes

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

50g spinach

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.

If you’re sick of putting up with digestive issues, why not book in for a free 30-minute digestive health mini consultation? You can do that by clicking this link here.

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