Creamy Turmeric Magnesium Latte

Turmeric magnesium latte recipe

This easy to make turmeric latte is warming, nourishing, and packed with antioxidants! With added Vitus magnesium, it’s the ultimate natural recovery drink!

Serves 2
Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk (or use coconut milk– turmeric is fat-soluble and absorbs into the body better with fats)
  • 1 teaspoon of extra virgin coconut oil (it’s great to add this if you are using almond milk, otherwise it’s optional)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 teaspoons of raw honey or maple syrup (sweeten to taste)
  • A pinch of ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp VITUS Pure Ocean Sourced Magnesium Powder

Preparation

  1. Heat almond/coconut milk and whisk vigorously all the dry spices into the milk once it is hot.
  2. Add vanilla, coconut oil, black pepper, maple syrup and Vitus Magnesium and whisk again continuing to fully heat.
  3. Once very hot, but not boiling, remove from heat and pour into mugs.
  4. Use an electric or manual milk frother to get a gorgeous frothy, latte consistency if you can.
  5. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and enjoy
Recipe by plant-based chef Tracey Bennett.

VITUS Pure Ocean Sourced Magnesium Powder is harvested sustainably from the pristine ocean waters of Ireland, is 100% vegan and provides over 400mg of elemental magnesium per serve. Free from additives, fillers, preservatives and flavours.  Shop VITUS Pure Ocean Sourced Magnesium Powder or their full vegan range online.

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What’s your gut telling you? 4 signs of a healthy gut

4 signs of a healthy gut

Our digestive system works as an amazing biological machine. Essentially, it’s a long, highly adapted tube, running from our mouth to exit sphincter. Different sections are adapted for:

  • Breakdown of food
  • Absorption of nutrients
  • Excretion of waste

There are many ways we can support the health of this self-regulating system. This includes self-care methods, including good lifestyle choices and plant-based supplements to support our health. It’s also important to listen to the signals our body gives us, but what signs should we be looking out for?

4 Signs of a Healthy Gut

1. Softness of stool & passing without straining

We’re all different when it comes to frequency of bowel emptying. Normal can be anything from several times per week, up to several times per day.

Taking a fibre supplement is one way to support healthy bowels. Look for ingredients such as:

  • Guar gum – supports bowel frequency
  • Psyllium husk powder – helps maintain regularity
  • Flaxseed flour – is a rich source of fibre (as well as prebiotics and mucilage)
  • Rice fibre – can support comfortable motions that pass with ease
  • Apple Powder – contains pectin to support healthy transit time

Drinking enough water is also essential, especially when taking a fibre supplement. Aim for at least 2 litres of water daily.

2. A happy microbiome community

Regular bowel motions, good mood and immune health can all indicate a happy microbiome.

With a population of over 1 trillion, the microbiome is a community of bacteria that colonize the bowel. Some are friendly, upstanding citizens, like Bifido and Lactobacilli. Whilst others can sometimes develop an ‘attitude problem.’  Achieving balance is key here.

Inulin, from the chicory plant, is a Fructo-oligosaccharide (pronounced ‘frook toe-oli go sack a ride’)

This prebiotic fibre stimulates the growth and activity of Bifido and Lactobacilli.

Slippery Elm, Aloe Vera and Flaxseed are also prebiotics that supports the growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria.

Beware that sugar, alcohol, and stress can lead to dysfunctional microbiome community.

3. A healthy abdomen, without the bloat.

Bloating can be associated with both physical and social discomfort. It’s usually due to excess gas production, or gas that has become ‘trapped’ within the gastrointestinal system.

Peppermint and Ginger are both herbs which can help with discomfort and bloating, and can be used to calm the digestive system. Fibre can also help to manage bloating, by supporting healthy and regular gut motility.

Mindful eating helps you to slow down, recognise hunger cues, notice the effect food has on your senses, and ultimately benefits your digestion. Start by chewing your food thoroughly and eating slowly while sitting down without any distractions such as the TV or your phone. Focus on how the food feels, smells, and any other sensations you may notice, and stop eating once you begin to feel full. The more you’re able to practice mindful eating, the easier it will become.

4. A soothed, comfortable tummy

Most would agree, this is probably the most important sign of good digestive health. We all have a special layer of mucus that protects our gut lining from damage. Mucilage (‘me you sill age’) from plants can help support and nourish this gut lining. Some herbs which have this effect include:

  • Slippery elm bark powder – helps soothe discomfort, for a soothed throat and tummy
  • Aloe Vera powder – contains mucilage to maintain comfort
  • Ginger root powder – can help with stomach upsets and discomfort.

Alarm Bells

It’s important to have any unexplained changes or abnormalities checked by a doctor. It may not be serious, but if it is, early detection can influence outcomes. When in doubt, check it out.

 

Vitus Pure Plant Sourced Digestive contains the plant-based ingredients including Aloe Vera, Slippery elm and Psyllium Husk to support digestive health, bowel regularity, healthy microflora and a comfortable tummy. Shop online now.

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Tropical Green Smoothie with Spirulina

Tropical green smoothie recipe with spirulina

This tropical inspired green smoothie with spirulina is a great source of plant based protein and iron. Ideal for breakfast or on the go for an energy boost.

Serves 2

Ingredients 

  • 2 tsp VITUS Pure Premium Grown Spirulina Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups filtered water or coconut water
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple pieces
  • 1 green kiwi fruit
  • 1-2 cm fresh ginger root
  • Juice of 1/2 lime

Vitus Green Smoothie Recipe with Spirulina Powder

Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

VITUS Pure Premium Grown Spirulina Powder is a natural source of bioavailable iron, contains over 65% easily digestible protein, along with vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids such as GLA, and is a great source of antioxidants. VITUS Pure Wholefood Supplements are a vegan alternative to synthetic vitamins and minerals. Ethically sourced from across the globe, the ingredients that make up the blend for each VITUS product are selected for their superior nutrient profiles, and packaged as nature intended for peak results. Shop VITUS Pure Premium Grown Spirulina Powder and their full range online.

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