Sleepy Berry Fiberlicious Smoothie

It was so great to read all of your comments on Tuesdays post! It’s amazing how many of us struggle with digestive issues.

So, I thought what better way to kick off today’s post than with a couple more entries from my digestive healing plan:

  • Take 2 digestive enzymes with every meal.
  • Fill up on fiber [apples and berries work nice].
  • Walk 30minutes a day at lunch time. I was SO surprised at what physical activity did to my digestion!
  • Digestion connection time. This may sound odd to some, but I spent a lot of time connecting to my digestion, massaging my stomach, and sending it positive vibes.
  • No more water with meals. This was a tricky one, but I’ve mastered it! Drinking water with meals dilutes the acids and enzymes needed to digest your food.
  • Soaking my nuts and seeds. Helped avoid the gut wrenching pain I would get an hour after eating raw nuts or seeds.

I could go on for days and days about this stuff but I will stop here… for now.

I’ve really enjoyed the recipe selection this week.

Everything is jam-packed with fiber, low in sugar, high in banana, and filled with whole foods goodness.

It only made sense that we throw a smoothie in the mix for good measure.

And can I say that this is one scrumptious breakfast? You can prepare it the night before, cutting precious moments off your morning routine. Like we did with this smoothie.

Sleepy Berry Fiberlicious Smoothie

Gluten free – optional Dairy free and Vegan

With over 8g of fiber and 15g of protein, this thick and delicious smoothie will give you just the kick you need to jump start your morning. Allow the ingredients to soak overnight for a pre-made quick and easy breakfast. Throw in the blender, and go!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup juice* – I used Happy Planet pomegranate blueberry bash
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted pistachios, shelled
  • 1/4 cup yogurt* – I used Liberte organic plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup frozen mixed berries

* Almond milk could replace the juice to lower sugars

* This smoothie can be made vegan and dairy free by using a non-dairy yogurt

Directions

To be made the night before you plan on eating it, or at least 4 hours in advance so the chia seeds can soak up the liquid.

  1. Combine all ingredients but mixed berries in a glass container [I used a 500mL mason jar]. Seal with lid, shake to combine and place in the fridge overnight.
  2. In the morning, pour the contents of the container into your blender, add berries, and pulse until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

Makes 1 serving, 2 cups.

In other news, Gail over at Glass Dharma sent me the most amazing package of beautiful glass straws!

I cannot wait to try them out this weekend and let you know what I think + share another smoothie recipe with you.

What smoothie recipe should we try out next, any suggestions?

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