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5 Gut-Healing Smoothies For Leaky Gut

You've heard all the quotes and sayings about how all disease starts in the gut. And it's not completely wrong. Your gut is where your health lies, so if it's not taken care of, there are chances of destruction, chronic inflammation, and a weakened immune system: infections, viruses, disease, and illness. Toxins take a big piece of the blame, which can be found just about anywhere.

We currently live in a society where just about everything we do comes along with a list of toxins. Starting with the food we eat, to the water we drink, and even the air we breathe. The highest amounts of toxins are derived from glyphosate- commonly found in the pesticide Roundup, which you may know is all over most crops grown in the world. Those crops are making their way to your dinner table and are contributing to many gut issues, including leaky gut.

TIP: try to stick with organic whole foods as much as possible.

What is a leaky gut?

Leaky Gut, commonly known as increased intestinal permeability is a digestive condition where the lining of the digestive tract has developed tiny gaps allowing harmful substances and toxins to enter the bloodstream. When these foreign substances enter the bloodstream they cause immune and hormone chemical reactions resulting in a weakened immune system, food intolerances, digestive issues, hormone imbalances, blood sugar issues, sinusitis and so much more.

The human digestive system plays an important role in protecting your body from harmful substances. The digestive tract is where food is broken down and nutrients are absorbed. The walls of the intestines act as barriers, controlling what enters the bloodstream to be transported to your organs.

Small gaps in the intestinal wall called tight junctions allow water and nutrients to pass through while blocking the passage of harmful substances. Intestinal permeability refers to how easily substances pass through the intestinal wall.

When the tight junctions of intestinal walls become loose, the gut becomes more permeable, which may allow bacteria and toxins to pass from the gut into the bloodstream.

Supposed symptoms of leaky gut syndrome include bloating, food sensitivities, fatigue, digestive issues and skin problems.

However, leaky gut is not a recognized medical diagnosis. In fact, some medical professionals deny that it even exists. SO be careful when you go to the doctor not feeling well, you know something is wrong with you but they say your labs and blood look good.

Proponents claim that it’s the underlying cause of all sorts of conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, food sensitivities, thyroid abnormalities, mood swings, skin conditions and autism.

The problem is that very few scientific studies mention leaky gut syndrome. Nevertheless, medical professionals do agree that increased intestinal permeability, or intestinal hyperpermeability, exists in certain chronic diseases.

Ok, so that was a mini-lesson on the gut for today haha! Onto the good stuff...SMOOTHIES!!!!

Tips for a healthy gut:
  • Take your daily probiotics

  • Eat fermented foods like kombucha, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, tempeh and other fermented veggies

  • Eat prebiotic foods such as asparagus, bananas, garlic, onions and whole grains.

  • Avoid sugar and sweeteners

  • Reduce stress

  • Avoid taking antibiotics unnecessarily

  • Exercise regularly

  • Get enough sleep

  • Use toxin-free cleaning products

  • Drink lots of water


Gut Love 101

Serves 1

  • 1 ½ cups dairy-free milk

  • 1 apple

  • 1 cup mixed greens

  • 1 cup berries, fresh or frozen

  • ½ avocado

  • ½ cup cilantro

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender.

Gutsy Living 101

Serves 1

  • 1 cup dairy-free milk

  • ¼ cup aloe vera juice

  • 1 cup spinach

  • 1 pear

  • 1 tablespoon ginger root

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey or stevia (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon flax meal

  • Dash of cayenne pepper

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender.

Berry Gut Love

Serves 1

  • 1 cup coconut milk kefir

  • ½ cup frozen or fresh berries

  • 1 cup spinach

  • 1 tablespoon flax meal

  • 1 teaspoon ginger root

  • Stevia to taste (optional)

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender.

Immune Smoothie

Serves 1

  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk

  • 1 green apple

  • 1 date, soaked without pit

  • 1 cup kale, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender.

Immune Boost Smoothie

Serves 1

  • 1 ½ cups dairy dairy-free milk or water

  • 1 cup kale

  • 1 cup spinach

  • ½ cup blueberries

  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds

  • 1 tablespoon bee pollen

  • Dash of ginger powder

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender.

Now before you get cracking I need to let you in on Food Combining. I know this is going to sound contradicting and this is why we get confused with all the information we see on the internet.

Happy Healthing!!!


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