Healthy Gut + Banana and Mango Smoothie
Now is a great time to look at the health of your gut, especially after ongoing January festivities where holiday over-eating may have left you feeling a little worse for wear.
Gut health is by far the best way to nudge off a few excess kilos gained during the over-indulgent festive season.
If you haven’t already tried it or seen it in stores, my Love Your Gut powder, which is all natural and made from naturopathic grade, organic and fresh water diatomaceous earth is the perfect antidote to seasonal weight creep and will get you back on track.
This all natural food based ingredient will give your gut that little daily spring clean it craves, particularly after a long-winded holiday eating splurge that seems to run for the best part of the new year and beyond.
It’s not just our cupboards that need a bit of tender loving care, our hard working colons do too!
Diatomaceous earth is the superfine fossilised remains of fresh water diatoms, a natural type of hard-shelled algae. For hundreds of years our ancient ancestors recognised algae as an incredible food source, holding magnificent health benefits. But for some reason it has taken us a long time to reap those benefits.
The wonders of algae lie in the silicon makeup. Silica provides an abundance of health benefits, from boosting hair growth, to easing skin problems such as redness, acne and eczema. Slowing down the degenerative break down of connective tissue, to increasing calcium deposits to bone.
Getting sufficient amounts of this super mineral is essential. However, it’s not all in the mineral composition, diatomaceous earth holds many other benefits as it’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-any nasties in the form of parasites. It helps with increased nutrient absorption, better immunity and improved waste removal.
Due to the texture of this natural sediment, it very gently exfoliates the intestine wall, sweeping away all impurities that sit in your gut.
These unwanted toxins block our bodies from absorbing vital nutrients, and therefore decreasing our general well being, energy and happiness.
Once the junk has been removed from your trunk, you will nourish and glow from the inside out. It’s easy to take and tasteless too without any additives. It's also suitable for vegans and is gluten and GMO free.
Simply add a tablespoon to water, juice or a smoothie twice a day before meals and scroll down for my favourite gut soothing smoothie.
Here's a short video about the benefits of Love Your Gut powder, which can be purchased here.
Happy Gut Banana and Mango Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup almond milk or milk of choice
- 1 tsp Love Your Gut powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
- Pinch cinnamon
- Pinch nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
NOTE: If you don't have all the right ingredients, you can use our Golden Gut blend and just add mango and banana and milk of choice.
- Place all ingredients to a high-speed blender and whizz until combined and smooth
- Pour into a tall glass
You can also spice up your mornings by adding this fine powder to one of the gut healing drinks from my Love Your Gut recipe book.
This powder is so good. I’ve used Lee’s diatomaceous earth twice a day for over two years. At first it was for a weight loss detox. Now I use it to keep my digestive system working well so all the good things and supplements I take work harder.
I’m on round 2 of your amazing gut program, the Christmas break has got me feeling not as bright as I was before. I’m wondering what your take on dates are, I avoid them because of the fructose. BUT lately I’ve been adding 2 to my home made nut milks to sip on through the day for a little hit of energy. Should I cut this out immediately?
Can I give this heal your gut powder for my 11year olds
Yep that’s okay – just start off with not a lot and plenty of water 🙂 x
Hi Lee, can you use DE if you are in the early stages of pregnancy?
Hi Alee, yes you can use it in early stages of pregnancy
I am super sensitive to supplements, and am wondering if starting on a lower “dose” would be good to ascertain if it will adversely affect me?
Hi Karen, I suggest starting on 1 tsp a day and then slowly building up from there 🙂
Hi Lee, Firstly, thanks for your amazing Heal your gut book. I have been living by it for 6 months now and have turned into a fanatical “whole foods”, ‘super charged meals’ fundi! I’m still aiming to reverse my Hashimoto thyroiditis. So far, the blood tests have not improved. As I live in South Africa, I can’t get your gut powder. Would I be ale to use psyllium husk powder instead?
Yes that would be fine to use if you don;t have any reaction to it 🙂 Glad you are enjoying the book 🙂 Lee
Is your product suitable for type 2 diabetics.
Hi Dianne, yes it is as it’s a food, not a supplement 🙂