Microbe-Boosting Green Smoothie

Drinking your fresh fruit and leafy green vegetables can sometimes be more convenient than eating them, particularly when they’re combined in this delicious and nutritious smoothie that works for breakfast, lunch, or as an anytime snack. The pineapple and papaya are full of digestive enzymes that help break down protein, and the nutrients and fiber in the greens will keep your good bacteria happy and healthy.



1 cup almond milk or coconut milk

1 banana, sliced and frozen ahead of time

1 cup spinach, washed

1 cup kale, washed and with stems removed

1 cup sliced fresh pineapple or papaya



Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Drink immediately after blending.


Recipe and photo by Elise Museles of Kale and Chocolate. First appeared in Gutbliss (Penguin 2013).