CHLOROPHYLL: Not just for plants!

IMG_0094 IMG_0093It’s been a pretty amazing last six days in Bali and I’m pretty glad to say I’ve still got more time here to go. Staying health while traveling (especially when you have food allergies and restrictions) can be really tricky.

While travelling, I always try to embrace the culture and cuisine of my destination and make healthy decisions. I’ve been including the Balinese herbal drink Kayu Manis into my diet. Kayu Manis, pictured above, is a chlorophyll booster and cleanser traditionally consumed in Bali.

So what is chlorophyll then? To put it simply, chlorophyll is the pigment in plants that makes them green. As humans, chlorophyll can aid with digestion and cleansing, assist with body odour and is a great source of iron.

If you’re new to adding chlorophyll to your diet, try this Balinese recipe.

Serves one

  • 1 X cup coconut water
  • 1 X tsp liquid chlorophyll (you can get this from most health food stores)
  • 2cm X piece ginger (peeled and grated)
  • 1 X lime (juiced)

Combine all ingredients in a tall glass and enjoy! The ginger and lime are added to assist adapting to the taste of cholophyll and quantities can be added to or reduced!

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