Not too long ago on my Instagram, @moderndaygf, I shared some of my favorite foods that help minimize bloating. I got such a great response and was asked if I had any recipes that helped with bloating as well. One of my favorite recipes is you guessed it a smoothie! I will be the first to say, this doesn’t have the same texture or “mouth feel” as your typical smoothie does BUT boy is it delicious and so good for you! Not to mention it helps you get your recommended amount of fruits and veggies for the day!
Below I have included not only the ingredients and instructions but why I included each ingredient into this debloat smoothie.
Ginger: First off the benefits of ginger are literally endless, I feel like I should do a whole blog post just on its benefits! Ginger contains a digestive agent named zingiber. Zingiber helps aid your stomach in the breakdown proteins that cause bloating.
Lime: Limes have higher levels of acid than a lemon and while both a great to help aid in digestion. The acid in limes helps create an alkaline environment in your stomach which in turn helps break down what is in your digestive tract and helps move along anything or any gas that may be trapped.
Cucumber: Cucumber is high in potassium, which you will see is a common theme in these ingredients. Cucumbers are also rich in vitamin C and silica which are both known to help reduce swelling.
Celery: Celery juice is high in known for being great for digestion. Celery juice works with your stomach acid, helps to protect the lining of your stomach, and helps push things your system. through if you know what I mean. Celery juice is packed with not only magnesium but sodium, potassium, along with many other vital nutrients that all work together to keep your gut happy and healthy.
Pineapple: Pineapple helps ease digestion. Pineapple contains a digestive enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain helps break down proteins in your stomach that can cause bloating.
Coconut Water: Coconut water is packed with potassium just like celery and cucumbers. Potassium helps your body release water.
if you’re dealing with gut imbalances, talk to your functional medicine doctor to make sure it’s not a symptom of a bigger disorder.
1-inch piece of ginger peeled sliced
1 tbsp lime juice
1 celery stock
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/3 cup coconut water
First, you will want to place the cucumber and celery into the blender. Blend until smooth. The cucumber should provide enough liquid, but if not use the coconut water.
Next, you will want to add the ginger, lime juice, pineapple, and blend again until completely smooth.