Sometimes we feel like we get all caught up in trying to make things gluten-free, delicious and convenient that we conveniently forget about all the wonderful things out there that are naturally gluten-free. For one, smoothies.
Smoothies are such a beautiful start to the day or even an amazing late night snack because after a work out or activity you don’t want to delve into anything to heavy before bed. We especially love the whole smoothie bowl trend and hope it is here to stay! Nothing is more filling and delicious then a beautiful, thick, smoothie filled with naturally gluten-free fruit and maybe some extra superfoods and some toasty gluten-free granola (and a side of nut butter)! Smoothies are infinite in their combinations, availability and recipes to be created!
Today’s smoothie recipe is from the New York Time Bestselling book Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure. Although it is a designated Acid Reflux and we know there is no cure for celiac except a gluten-free diet, there is so much benefit to these recipes for those that are on to the second phase of going gluten-free. The first phase: cutting the gluten, the second phase: repairing your digestion.
The Gala Apple Honeydew Smoothie is light, creamy and delicious and contains honeydew, gala apple, lime zest, ice, salt and one key ingredient that is such an asset to anyone’s digestion: aloe vera.
As found on the Health Ambition website, the benefits of aloe vera are plentiful, just check out all that is available in it:
The list of vitamins and minerals found in aloe vera is long and includes B vitamins, folic acid, vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium, sodium, chlorine, manganese, zinc, copper, magnesium and iron. If you consume aloe juice or salad regularly, you could just out-do your vitamin pills!
Getting fresh aloe isn’t always easy. The bottled kind, Lily of the Desert, as we used today is a wonderful substitute and available at most health food retailers.
We encourage you to try something new today whether it’s a smoothie, aloe for internal health or just the idea of moving forward in a positive light when sometimes making drastic lifestyle changes can leave you craving ‘normalcy’. As Socrates once said (and we are currently embracing as we grow our business), “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
The Gluten Free Chef