Stomach Soothing Smoothie
Gluten-Free, Vegan // Makes 1
Try this vibrant, gut-friendly smoothie when you are looking for ways to balance your body and digestion.
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Traveling too much lately? Having a difficult time re-adjusting back to a routine after a few busy weeks? We are with you! If you are looking for a gut-friendly breakfast recipe to recenter your body, feast your eyes on this tropical and ginger-spiced smoothie packed with powerful ingredients to bring balance to your week.
When thinking about a gut-friendly smoothie recipe, we are always looking for ways to add anti-inflammatory ingredients to our foods. This smoothie is packed with nutritious ingredients we know you will love and the combination of the flavors makes for a satisfying and refreshing breakfast smoothie. Here's what you'll need to make them:
Ingredients in this stomach soothing smoothie
Ginger: If you have a high-powered blender, feel free to add the entire chunk into the blender. If not, we recommend chopping it up to ensure that is is properly blended. If you don't have fresh ginger on hand, 3/4 tsp of ground ginger will work. Ginger's anti-inflammatory and stomach-soothing properties make for an incredible ingredient to add to your smoothies.
Medjool Dates: Sometimes you want the sweetness without all the extra added sugar and that's why we love using a medjool date in a smoothie. Dates are packed with fiber that help with your digestion and add a lovely light sweetness to the smoothie.
Frozen Banana: While you can use a fresh banana, we recommend a frozen banana so you don't have to add any extra ice. The frozen banana adds a rich and creamy texture that makes the smoothie so delicious. Bananas are a good source of dietary fiber, which can help to improve digestion and the quick-acting carbohydrates present in bananas can help to boost energy levels.
Frozen Pineapple: Just like with the banana, feel free to use fresh pineapple but, we love using frozen pineapple because it is always available in the grocery store freezer section and you don't have to worry about chopping up a whole pineapple. Make your morning easy and grab the frozen pineapple! Did you know that pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C, which is an important nutrient for supporting a healthy immune system? In addition to immune support, pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which may help to break down proteins and improve digestion. Bromelain is also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce inflammation in the body.
Turmeric: Just like the characteristics of ginger, turmeric aids in fighting inflammation in the body. Since it can be hard to find fresh turmeric in the grocery story product section, we recommend using ground turmeric for this recipe. However, if you do find fresh turmeric, you can use about a 1/4-1/2 inch of fresh ginger in replacement of the ground turmeric.
Cinnamon: We love adding cinnamon to almost all of our smoothies, especially this one, as it balances the spicy flavors of the turmeric, ginger and black pepper. In addition to it's delicious taste, cinnamon is rich in antioxidants and contains anti-inflammatory properties.
Black Pepper: While you might be a little hesitant to add the black pepper to your smoothie, trust that it adds the flavor complexity and nutrition this smoothie needs to fully balance the entire recipe! Like most of the ingredients in this recipe, black pepper has both digestive aids and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Coconut Milk: Feel free to use any milk of choice in this smoothie. We chose coconut milk for this recipe to lean into the tropical flavor profile and it made the smoothie taste amazing. We love using coconut milk as it is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, and magnesium.
Orange Juice: The splash of orange juice brings so much brightness to this recipe. Oranges are a good source of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, folate, and potassium and the high vitamin C content of orange juice may help to support the immune system.
1 inch chunk fresh ginger
1 large Medjool date
1 frozen banana
½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp cinnamon
A pinch of black pepper
¾ cup nut milk, we used coconut milk
¼ cup orange juice
Purely Elizabeth Coconut Cashew Grain-Free Granola
1. Place all ingredients except granola into a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth.
2. Top with granola and enjoy.