Could it be…
That a milkshake could help to heal your gut?
Now I’m not just talking about any kind of milkshake. There are many different types of chocolate and quality varies, so the kind we use is very important.
Are you familiar with raw cacao? Raw Cacao is the real unprocessed form of chocolate. It’s slightly bitter, but also decadent and delicious!
Raw cacao contains phenylethylamine, an amino acid that helps boost happy hormones.
Plus, it’s loaded with magnesium. A large percentage of the population is deficient in magnesium due to the quality of our soil.
This mineral is important for detoxification, calming the nervous system, balancing the endocrine system (ie. hormones) and supporting the bowels!
Got constipation issues? Magnesium can become your best friend as it helps to draws water into the stools, making them softer and easier to pass. It’s also a muscle relaxant, so it eases any tension in the intestinal wall that might be causing constipation.
So what about this milkshake?
Not only is it chocolatey and loaded with magnesium, but it also contains coconut oil, which has many nutritive properties that support the gut and collagen powder, a great healing superfood!
Supporting the health of your gut is essential if you want to have optimal health. As Hippocrates said – “all disease begins in the gut” and this is soooo true!
With all of my clients, one of the key areas I focus on with their health is their gut. Because guess what? From autoimmune disorders, to inflammation, to excess weight, to skin issues such as acne, eczema or psoriasis and even PMS and menopause, it ALL relates back to the gut.
So, get started with this delicious smoothie and check out my FREE Heal Your Gut recipe ebook by clicking here! In January, I’ll be launching my 4 week Heal Your Gut Online course. By joining this program you’ll receive a FREE $200 gut healing supplement kit, a 14-day gut healing meal plan, recipes, grocery shopping lists, Facebook group support with Q&A from a Naturopath and tons more!
Be sure to sign up to receive the FREE recipe book here and when the course launches, you’ll be notified. We can only accept a limited number of participants into the program.
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla powder or extract (I prefer the alcohol free one from Simply Organics)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ banana, frozen
- ½ tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon collagen powder
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.