Smoothies For Healthy Digestion

HEALTHY DIGESTION SMOOTHIES | Three easy smoothie recipes for healthy digestion: mango and turmeric, blueberry and beet, and pineapple and kale. Packed with natural probiotics, enzymes, and fiber for an easy breakfast that beneficial for your digestive system. | LOVELEAF CO. NUTRITION #smoothierecipe #easyrecipe #smoothie #smoothies #guthealth #digestion #digestivehealth #nutrition #breakfast #dairyfree

Ok. Digestion isn’t the coolest topic, but it’s a favorite at Loveleaf Co. - because poor digestion is the root of so many health issues (learn about why it’s so important here). And smoothies are one of our go-to breakfasts (…because produce early in the day means organic red wine later ✌🏼). Smoothies can be easier to digest because they’re blended (some of the work is done for you!), but here are a few tips to make them even more digestion-friendly.

How to Make Smoothies (Even) Easier to Digest

  1. CHEW IT / Chewing actually signals your brain to trigger an adequate production of saliva. Saliva is a complex mixture of electrolytes, hormones, and enzymes necessary to breakdown food. If you have trouble chewing a smoothie (it’s a weird concept, we get it), turn it into a smoothie bowl - and maybe add some toppings like granola, seeds, nuts, and/or coconut flakes.

  2. USE STEAMED FROZEN CAULIFLOWER / Instead of ice, which can be cooling for the digestive system, use steamed frozen cauliflower instead (just add a little more liquid if needed). The smoothie won’t be quite as cold.

  3. BE MINDFUL / Be aware of food sensitivities. Keep it non-dairy if needed and only use foods you know your body loves.

  4. RELAX / Smoothies tend to be a grab-and-go type of food. Do the best you can to relax as you drink (or eat!) them. Because digestion starts in the brain, you need to be in a parasympathetic, relaxed state to properly digest food.

Our Favorite Healthy Digestion Smoothies

And now, our favorite digestion-friendly smoothie recipes, boosted with natural probiotics, enzymes, and fiber. Click the links to jump to the recipes!

Mango & Turmeric Healthy Digestion Smoothie
Blueberry & Beet Healthy Digestion Smoothie
Pineapple & Kale Healthy Digestion Smoothie

MANGO AND TURMERIC HEALTHY DIGESTION SMOOTHIE | An easy smoothie recipe for healthy digestion. Packed with natural probiotics, enzymes, and fiber for an easy breakfast that beneficial for your digestive system. | LOVELEAF CO. NUTRITION #smoothierecipe #easyrecipe #smoothie #smoothies #guthealth #digestion #digestivehealth #nutrition #breakfast #dairyfree

Mango & Turmeric Healthy Digestion Smoothie

WHY IT SUPPORTS HEALTHY DIGESTION

YOGURT or KEFIR /
Yogurt and kefir contain probiotics, aka “good” bacteria, to help keep your gut healthy. If you’re dairy-free, opt for unsweetened coconut yogurt, like GT’s Cocoyo.

HEMP SEEDS /
Hemp seeds are high in both soluble and insoluble fiber, both important to keep your gastrointestinal system regular. Fiber also feeds the probiotics, creating more beneficial bacteria.

TURMERIC /
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory spice due to the polyphenol curcumin. Curcumin has been shown to provide therapeutic results in small studies of inflammatory bowel disorders (source).

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk

  • 1/2 cup ice

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened yogurt or kefir (dairy-free if desired)

  • 1 orange, peel and white pith removed

  • 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

  • 2 tablespoons raw hemp seeds

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • very small pinch of black pepper (increases the bioavailability of the turmeric!)

  • pinch of sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add a bit more dairy-free milk, if needed, to reach desired consistency.


BLUEBERRY AND BEET HEALTHY DIGESTION SMOOTHIE | An easy smoothie recipe for healthy digestion. Packed with natural probiotics, enzymes, and fiber for an easy breakfast that beneficial for your digestive system. | LOVELEAF CO. NUTRITION #smoothierecipe #easyrecipe #smoothie #smoothies #guthealth #digestion #digestivehealth #nutrition #breakfast #dairyfree

Blueberry & Beet Healthy Digestion Smoothie

WHY IT SUPPORTS HEALTHY DIGESTION

BANANA / Bananas contain fiber and prebiotics, which provide fuel for the beneficial bacteria in the gut.

BEETS /
Beets contain high levels of folate and manganese, which supports gallbladder function. The gallbladder stores bile, which is crucial for the digestion and absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins.

LIME JUICE /
Like lemons, the acidity of lime juice may help stimulate stomach acid (HCl) production, which is necessary to properly digest foods.

FLAXSEED /
Flaxseed contain high levels of a gel-forming fiber that moves through the digestive system without being digested, supporting colon detoxification. Just two tablespoons of flaxseed will provide about 25% of your daily fiber needs.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk

  • 1/2 cup ice

  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • 1 small beet, grated or cut into chunks

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

  • 1 pitted Medjool date, optional

  • pinch of sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add a bit more dairy-free milk, if needed, to reach desired consistency.


HEALTHY DIGESTION SMOOTHIES | Three easy smoothie recipes for healthy digestion: mango and turmeric, blueberry and beet, and pineapple and kale. Packed with natural probiotics, enzymes, and fiber for an easy breakfast that beneficial for your digestive system. | LOVELEAF CO. NUTRITION #smoothierecipe #easyrecipe #smoothie #smoothies #guthealth #digestion #digestivehealth #nutrition #breakfast #dairyfree
PINEAPPLE AND KALE HEALTHY DIGESTION SMOOTHIE | An easy smoothie recipes for healthy digestion. Packed with natural probiotics, enzymes, and fiber for an easy breakfast that beneficial for your digestive system. | LOVELEAF CO. NUTRITION #smoothierecipe #easyrecipe #smoothie #smoothies #guthealth #digestion #digestivehealth #nutrition #breakfast #dairyfree

Pineapple & Kale Healthy Digestion Smoothie

WHY IT SUPPORTS HEALTHY DIGESTION

Pineapple / Pineapple contains bromelain, a proteolytic and anti-inflammatory enzyme that helps break down foods naturally.

Lemon / The acidity of lemon juice may help stimulate stomach acid (HCl) production, which is necessary to properly digest foods.

Ginger / Ginger stimulates digestion, relieves intestinal gas, relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract, and inhibits the formation of inflammatory compounds.

Chia / Chia seeds are very high in fiber, which promotes regularity. Chia seeds also absorb water and expand in the stomach, helping to keep you feeling fuller longer (source).

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk

  • 1/2 cup ice

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped kale

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 1 pitted Medjool date, optional

  • pinch of sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add a bit more dairy-free milk, if needed, to reach desired consistency.

HEALTHY DIGESTION SMOOTHIES | Three easy smoothie recipes for healthy digestion: mango and turmeric, blueberry and beet, and pineapple and kale. Packed with natural probiotics, enzymes, and fiber for an easy breakfast that beneficial for your digestive system. | LOVELEAF CO. NUTRITION #smoothierecipe #easyrecipe #smoothie #smoothies #guthealth #digestion #digestivehealth #nutrition #breakfast #dairyfree

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HEALTHY DIGESTION SMOOTHIES | Three easy smoothie recipes for healthy digestion: mango and turmeric, blueberry and beet, and pineapple and kale. Packed with natural probiotics, enzymes, and fiber for an easy breakfast that beneficial for your digestive system. | LOVELEAF CO. NUTRITION #smoothierecipe #easyrecipe #smoothie #smoothies #guthealth #digestion #digestivehealth #nutrition #breakfast #dairyfree

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