tummy tonic

illustration of a boy holding a glass of juice and rubbing his tummy

Perfect for soothing an upset stomach, this tummy tonic recipe comes well recommended. The recipe is from Smart Snacks by passionate foodie, Flip Shelton, and renowned adolescent and child psychologist, Michael Carr-Gregg.

Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, wheat-free

Serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 2 Packham pears, cored
  • 2 cups (160g / 5.64oz) chopped savoy cabbage 
  • 1 lemon, peeled and halved
  • 2–3 slices fresh ginger, peeled
  • small handful (1/4 cup) ice cubes, to serve

How to make tummy tonic:

  1. Pass all the ingredients through a juicer.
  1. Serve over ice cubes.

 "I don’t usually recommend drinking juices because the pulp has been removed—and with it the fibre, which helps regulate blood sugars and the feeling of being full. You lose out on some of the vitamins and minerals, too. However, juices can have a place and this one is a fantastic tonic for a tummy upset with nerves or from eating too much of the wrong food. You can also turn it into a wholefood smoothie: simply peel the lemon and then toss all the ingredients into a blender, blend on high for a minute or two, add 1 cup of water and drink or strain through a sieve for a smoother texture. If you don’t have any lemons, use a lime."

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Recipe by Flip Shelton and Michael Carr-Gregg, authors of the book Smart Snacks, for Lunch Lady Magazine Issue 15. Illustration by Higuchi Sakuya.


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