Raw & Vegan Recipe: Healing Gut Tonic

Raw & Vegan Recipe: Healing Gut Tonic

Healing Gut TonicThis raw, vegan and gluten-free “healing” smoothie is a great way to start the day. Papaya is known worldwide as a gut healer. The enzyme papain aids in digestion and helps cleanse the system. Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which is naturally anti-inflammatory and helps “calm down” the small intestine. It is also an appetite suppressant. Blend in almond milk for healthy fats and a little protein, and a touch of fresh ginger for vitality for a true tropical “smoothie”. To add a little green nutritional magic- throw in a handful or two of organic spinach. Vegan and Raw, Yum!


1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into chunks

1 cup fresh papaya, cut into chunks

1 cup almond milk, unsweetened

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

1-2 handfuls organic spinach leaves (optional)

ice as needed to thicken


1.  Pour milk into blender and add remaining ingredients. Puree to smooth.

2.  Serve and enjoy this vegan drink that will help heal an unhappy gut.

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Vancouver Health Coach