Digestion-Boosting Morning Smoothie
I make this smoothie, or some variation of it depending on what I have on hand, most mornings. It’s rich in healthy fats and ingredients like ginger, triphala, and flax that stimulate digestion and promote healthy bacteria in the gut. The lemon adds a ph-balancing element and the dates keep it subtly sweet without resulting in a glycemic spike and sugar crash later in the day.
1 cup organic nut milk or raw coconut water
handful of fresh greens, like spinach or kale
1/2 frozen banana
1 – 2 dates
a squeeze of lemon
ginger to taste
1 tsp triphala
1 tsp flax seeds
Blend and enjoy.
For more kitchen inspiration, a guide from Kristen Dahl of Dahl House Nutrition on how to beat the bloat, a few of my favorite recipes are here and here. I also rely on Optimal Digestion to keep things running smoothly and my microbiome in good health. It’s great for day-to-day use and especially when I’m on the road and shifting my diet in ways that can lead to indigestion, bloating, or heartburn. It’s a travel game-changer!
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