I've taken my favourite Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe and given it a Gut Healing makeover!
This recipe was born out last year from the annual apple picking trip Husband Hanway and I take every October as part of my birthday celebrations! The weather was perfect, and it was wonderful to get out in the fall sunshine and pick our own food (and eat it straight from the tree). However, there are only so many apples two people can eat, and we both had a hankering for an apple pie!
Apples are the fruit I recommend most often to my clients, they are high in anti aging and skin protecting antioxidants, and are a great source of pectin, a fiber that helps improve gut health and that can lower cholesterol levels.
Cinnamon is proven to help stabilize blood sugar levels, and it gives this smoothie warmth and depth of flavor.
My tip: turn this into a smoothie bowl by adding less almond milk, and toasting some coconut flakes and chopped nuts for a crunchy topping...
Gut Healing Apple Pie Smoothie
20g vanilla or unflavored collagen powder
1.5 cups almond milk
½ cup apple, chopped
1 packet unflavored GoLive probiotics
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Place all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
tags / gut healing, apple pie, apple pie smoothie, apple smoothie, apple spice, probiotic, probiotic smoothie, gut friendly, healthy bacteria, clean eating, paleo, vegan