One of the mistakes that a lot of people make when they are unwell or suffering with a condition is to go on a diet of juicing. Juicing has been around for years and many have laid claims to the great benefits of drinking juices. However if you have a history of digestive issues, juicing is not always recommended. Until now. Now you can have the vegetables and the juice too – so to speak – with this fermented vegetable smoothie recipe.
The problem with juicing is that it removes all the fiber from the vegetable and what you are left with is a drink that will metabolise very quickly in your system, often leaving you with a similar side effect as consuming sugar.
You may feel light headed, experience cramping or feel bloated, even nauseous. These are all signs that the vegetable juice has hit your metabolism way too fast.
A better solution is to drink a vegetable smoothie like my take anywhere, add anything green smoothie.
An even better solution is to drink a fermented vegetable smoothie! By adding a culture starter such as the Body Ecology Culture Starter to your finished smoothie you will get triple bonus points when it comes to healing an unwell digestive system.
The trillions of beneficial bacteria added to your vegetable smoothie will give your gut and digestive system the boost it needs to combat candida and inflammation. As a result you’ll have more energy and your immune system will thank you.
Check out my recipe below or experiment with your own.
Fermented Vegetable Smoothie Recipe
- 1/2 head red cabbage
- 2 carrots
- 1 zucchini or 2 ribs of celery or 1 cucumber
- A small knob of ginger peeled
- 1 lt mason jar or bottle
- Wash and cut up vegetables.
- Place vegetables and ginger into blender and cover with water.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add culture starter and blend or stir for a few seconds.
- Pour smoothie into jar or bottle and seal for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours strain the smoothie of the fiber leaving the fermented juice for you to drink.
NB: Do not drink this smoothie all in one go! As there are so many great bacteria pumping through it, if taken in large doses, it will cause bloating and gas. Take it in small doses, 30 mls at a time. You can mix it with mineral water, add a little stevia, or just take it as a shot. The smoothie will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Enjoy!