The Gut Lab: Super Charged Wellness for the People, for the Planet
It’s a family thing, sisters Danica and Lexi out of Calgary, Alberta are on a heart forward mission to share health and wellness for mind, body, and spirit by means of their nourishing blends of powdered roots, herbs, fruits, and healing mushrooms.
They have a knowing that what we choose to put in and on our bodies not only impacts our personal health, but also has an impact on the planet and the health of those producing the products as well.
This is an ethos that we can no doubt get down with at The Den. We are proud to share two recipes we have created, in partnership with holistic chef Taylor Godber, with two of their products from the potion line: the green6 and the glow.
What do we mean by potions? The Gut Lab potions are a blend of 6-8 organic powdered roots, herbs, fruits, + healing mushrooms created to supercharge your smoothies, shakes, soups, salad dressings, sauces, raw desserts + elixirs, or sprinkle in an oatmeal, chia seed pudding + favourite veggie dish (so, basically everything + anything)! Not only are the ingredients in the potions mindfully sourced & thoughtfully combined, but there is no junk in them either: no sugars, sweeteners, preservatives, fillers or additives. In other words, Danica and Lexi say, “what you are consuming is pure, pure health”.
We hope you’ll have as much fun creating and integrating these healthy superfood and adaptogenic blends into your routine and recipes as we did.
Superfood Chia Pudding with the Glow
glow | (maca root, beet root, turmeric root, sea buckthorn berry, spirulina, tremella mushroom extract, black pepper)*, love. *organic powder
This antioxidant powerhouse is designed with superfoods used to help you glow from the inside out. They are known to reduce inflammation (especially in the GI tract), protect the cell lining of the gut, + may also aid in growth of healthy bacteria in the gut (love your guts!) ! these superfoods are said to help improve circulation, flush toxins, + balance hormones in turn helping you have your clearest, most glowy skin ever!
3 tbsp of chia seeds
1/2 tsp The Gut Lab Glow powder
1 cup oat milk
1/2 tsp fresh ginger root, grated or finely minced
1/2 tsp organic lemon zest (about 1/2 lemon)
1/2 apple, chopped
1/2 banana, sliced
- Combine chia seeds, powder, oat milk, ginger, and lemon zest in a jar.
- Stir and set aside.
- Add apple and banana to the top.
- Leave in fridge overnight.
- Have a bit more time and feeling motivated to next level this delicious jar? Chop & steam your apples to add on top. The recipe calls for 2 apples so that you’ll have extras for another meal or snack. Steam apples and let cool in fridge.
2 apples, chopped
1/4 c water
- 1. Combine apples and water in small pot. Cover.
- Set to medium heat and cook for 10 minutes, until they are steamed.
- Set aside to cool.
- Add to your chia pudding.
Mighty Mint Elixir with Green6
Green6 | (moringa leaf, kelp, nettle leaf, kale, spirulina, chlorella)*, love. *organic powder
Boasting supercharged ingredients that are known to be jam packed with chlorophyll, this blend of 6 greens may promote healthy digestion by helping to maintain optimal intestinal flora + stimulating healthy bowel movements. They are known to strengthen cell walls + the immune system due to their alkaline nature. these green friends have been used to assist the body in fighting free radicals + may work to purify + cleanse our body by flushing out toxins + heavy metals.
6 cucumber slices, diced
1 lime, juiced
1 tsp maple syrup
12 mint leaves
1/2 tsp The Gut Lab green 6 powder
1.5 c water
4 ice cubes
1. Combine all ingredients in a jar.
2. Shake for 15- 20 seconds to really muddle that mint and mash up that cucumber.
Words and Photos by Taylor Godber