Green Detox Smoothie for Bloating
This green detox smoothie for bloating, will have you feeling lighter and more energized too. Loaded with ingredients to help reduce bloating and inflammation, help increase healthy gut bacteria and help your body deal with toxins better. Give this green detox smoothie a try the next time you’re feeling sluggish and bloated!
Is Detoxification Necessary?
Not exactly, the body has many natural built-in processes that help eliminate toxins. You naturally detox your body through your skin, liver, lungs and your digestive tract. But, if you’ve been living the rock star lifestyle a little too much– drinking, smoking, eating nutrient void foods and not sleeping enough, you really are not doing yourself any favours. What you put in your body, knowing, or unknowingly ultimately has a direct impact on the natural detoxification processes, but also on your metabolism and hormones.
If you’ve been shut-in as a result of lockdown you’re probably over-indulging on the regular. What started as days, has resulted in months of over-indulging. Compound that with a lack exercise, means your body’s metabolic systems are likely sluggish. The result – fatigue, blah mood, bad sleep and most likely a bloated belly too!
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What Ingredients Help Reduce Bloating?
There are many foods that can help reduce bloating. This smoothie is blending up an assortment of fresh natural ingredients including lemon, pineapple, avocado, banana, spinach, ginger root and unsweetened apple juice. One thing these ingredients all have in common is that they’re all a source of soluble fiber. This fiber helps scrub the gut clean, picking up toxins as they slowly pass through the gut. Soluble fiber also helps in the production of healthy bacteria.
A healthy gut contains a balance of bacteria that helps promote many functions in the body, including help bolster immune function, metabolize the foods we eat, help improve exercise performance and even help improve body composition and metabolism.
Eating a diet that contains plenty of natural, fresh vegetables and fruit can help improve your gut bacteria, plus help improve your antioxidant status. The more antioxidants, the better your body is equipped to handle exposure to toxins.
What’s in this Green Detox Smoothie for Bloating:
This green detox smoothies packs a ton of healthy ingredients, loaded in fibre that will help increase the balance of healthy gut bacteria, plus antioxidants to help with detoxification.
Lemon – is a natural diuretic that can help flush out water from the body. It also contains vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps detox the body.
Pineapple – contains the digestive enzyme bromelian, which helps with food digestion. It’s also high in fiber, which can also help scrub the gut.
Avocado – contains healthy fats that can help aid in digestion. It also provides the super antioxidant glutathione, which helps reduces free radical damage brought on by the environmental toxins.
Banana – will provide a creamy smoothness. Bananas are also high in electrolytes, which can help flush the body from toxins and aid in hydration. Bananas are also high in fiber that can help stimulate growth of good beneficial bacteria.
Spinach – is high antioxidant vitamins A and C, plus they contain plant-sterols that help ramp up protein synthesis or muscle building.
Ginger – is a root that contains an antioxidant known as gingerol, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory activity, plus it has anti-nausea properties.
Apple Juice – will provide some sweetness, plus it provides another source of antioxidant vitamin C.
Green Detox Smoothie for Bloating Video:
Watch the video demonstration here below!
How to Make This Green Detox Smoothie:
Place all ingredients into the blender, blend on high for 20 to 30 seconds until fully blended. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Green Detox Smoothie for Bloating
- 1 cup Spinach
- 2 oz Lemon Juice
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1/2 cup Pineapple
- 1/2 medium Banana
- 1 inch Fresh Ginger
- 1 cup Natural Unsweetened Apple Juice
- 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein
- Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth!
- Add a scoop of plant protein to up the fiber content, or a scoop of whey to up the protein content – try N8KED Calorie + Shake which provides grass fed whey protein plus patented trademarked probiotics that help with healthy gut bacteria balance.
- Want to drop the calories, drop the juice and add filtered water instead. You can also add cucumber for another great ingredient addition that’s low in calories and full of water.
- Have some fresh mint? Drop in a bunch, also good for digestion and adds a nice minty flavour that pairs great with citrus!
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