The Perfect Spring Smoothie

Author: Dr. Laura Brass | | Categories: Acid Reflex, GERD Treatment, Gut Health, Gut-Healing Meal Plans, Herbal Treatment For Gut Health, Herbal Treatment For IBS, IBS Diet Plan, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Natural Treatment, Naturopath, Naturopathic Doctor, Naturopathic Medicine, SIBO Treatment

Naturopathic Medicine Toronto ON

For radiant skin and a healthy gut

The warmer weather is finally here (sort of), and I don't know about you, but this welcomed change of season motivates me to dust off my blender and revive my morning smoothie routine.

I love prescribing smoothies as a medicinal food because it is an easy and delicious way to get greens, and other nutrient-dense foods into our bodies.

This particular smoothie recipe features collagen protein, a major component of our tissues such as skin and muscle. Consuming collagen as a medicinal food helps to improve skin health, heal a leaky gut lining, and repair damaged tendon, ligaments, and joints.

There are different types of collagen supplements available with wide ranging discrepancies in quality. I often look for a grass-fed organic bovine source, but it's best to have a chat with me in order to find the best collagen supplement for you.

Collagen Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 banana (frozen)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 14 grams collagen powder

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Notes

  • No Collagen Powder: omit or use protein powder instead
  • No Spinach: use kale or Romaine lettuce instead
  • Make it Vegan/Vegetarian: omit the collagen and use a plant-based protein powder instead

As a spring gift I am offering complimentary B12 shots with your next appointment for the month of May!

Naturopathic Doctor Hamilton Ontario

Vitamin B12 is a key nutrient for detoxification, energy, and brain health. Spring is the perfect time to enrich your B12 levels to give your body the boost it needs to get out and enjoy nature.



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