Less movement, more snacking, and added stress. Let’s just call it the “quarantine trifecta”, shall we? If this sounds familiar, you’re definitely not alone, and odds are your body is crying out for something full of enzymes, vital nutrients, and probiotics to help support gut health. We’ve got the perfect recipe! Why eat enzymes? Enzymes are biological molecules (proteins) that catalyze and speed up the processes happening within our cells. When it comes to the biological process of digestion, specific digestive enzymes are needed to ensure the optimal and complete breakdown and assimilation of the foods we eat. Raw fruits, vegetables, and sprouts naturally have an abundance of enzymes that help boost our own body’s own enzyme production, lessening the burden on our digestive organs. Fresh pineapple, in particular, is rich in an enzyme called bromelain which helps break down protein. The importance of probiotics Probiotics are live microorganisms that live within the gut and are vital in keeping us healthy. They are a critical part of our immune system function and digestive processes. When we ingest probiotics on a daily basis our body is better equipped to fight off pathogens, and we also experience better digestive health overall. This green juice is a refreshing and invigorating blend of fresh pineapple for extra Vitamin C and digestive enzymes, kale and celery for a wealth of minerals and phytonutrients, ginger to help stimulate digestion and turn up the heat, lime for its alkalinizing and cleansing properties, and Sunbiotics organic probiotics for added digestive support. It’s also delicious! Enjoy a tall glass and your body will feel cleansed and renewed and your gut will thank you.
The Recipe Pineapple + Probiotics Green Juice Makes 1 large, or 2 small juices Ingredients
7 stalks celery
2 stalks green leafy kale
1.5 cups chopped pineapple
1/2 large lime (use 1 whole lime if small)
1/2″ chunk of fresh ginger root 1/3 tsp Sunbiotics vanilla probiotics with prebiotics
Instructions 1. Clean and prep your fruits and veggies, and run them through your juicer. If you don’t have a juicer, you can also blend ingredients in a blender with a little extra water, then strain through a nylon mesh nut milk bag. 2. Stir in your probiotics and enjoy!