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Digestive-Probiotic Green Smothie

Probiotic Green Smoothie

Hot days are creeping up and I’m in the mood for smoothies!! I try to monitor the amount of fruit I eat, especially when there is an abundance of amazing seasonal fruits available now. Green herbs are also in season and I love a good yogurt drink, especially when it’s homemade from grass-fed raw milk (recipe here).

The homemade yogurt makes this an amazing powerful probiotic (since I leave it 24 hours to ferment). The herbs add the touch of a digestive aid and beautiful flavor!

To make this wonderfully refreshing digestive-probiotic smoothie, you simply assemble:

  • 2-3 Cups of whole yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tbs. fresh green herbs such as dill, mint, parsley, etc… (I like to use 1/2 dill and 1/2 mint)

Place it all in a blender for about 20 second and enjoy 🙂

 

Sprouted Lentil Tabouli

sprouted lentil tabouli 

Sprouted Lentil Tabouli

This is an altered version of the Lebanese tabouli/tabouleh. You can add cucumber or tomato if you’d like.

Recipe:

2 Cups sprouted lentils

2 Cups fresh parsley leaf – chopped fine (stems removed)

6 springs green onion or ½ white onion, minced

¼ Cup fresh mint leaves or 1 Tbs. dried

Dressing:

Juice of 2 lemons, or to taste

4 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil

1tsp. sea salt

Instructions:

Mix everything in a serving bowl, let marinate in fridge for 30 minutes – 2 hours before eating.

Notes:

Please read the link below to find out why sprouts are beneficial and how to do it. I will explain in a future post.

Benefits of Sprouting:

http://vegetarian.about.com/od/beverage1/a/about-sprouting.htm