Try this refreshing smoothie using either powdered ginger or a tube of pureed ginger form the produce aisle for all kinds of health benefits! Ginger soothes the stomach, reduces bloating and gas, supports heart health and good blood glucose levels. Ginger goes well with peach or pear so this is an opportunity to use some canned fruits.
Peanut butter is bringing the flavor while the banana brings the natural sweetness and creaminess in this smoothie. Can be used as a meal replacement!
Hide some veggies in your breakfast or snack with yummy berries and yogurt in this smoothie!
Recipe courtesy of Prime driver Laura who makes this shake to start out her day. Laura says "This shake helps me to stay full and feel energized all morning!" She uses a battery operated blender that she can re-charge in her dash.
Keep the pineapple off your pizza and put it in this smoothie instead. You can use canned pineapple in its own juice or water!
Tastes like a frozen & blended PB&J! Adapted from skinnytaste.com
You have 10x as many microbial cells in your GI tract than cells that make up your body! Your gut microbiome is a crucial component of health as is modulates immune response, fights excess inflammation, promotes positive emotions and more! Throwing together this smoothie with all of its gut friendly ingredients is a great way to support those critters in your gut. Raspberries contain fructans while spinach contains cellulose, both are types of fiber that do not provide us with calories but actually feed the microbiome. Flax contains more fibers and Omega-3 fats which also feed the microbiome and fight inflammation. Finish it off with Greek yogurt for a protein source as well as active cultures to populate your GI tract.
Here's another nutrient dense smoothie recipe to try. This recipe contains 4 different types of pre-biotic fiber to feed your gut microbiome as well as probiotics in the yogurt.
Try this smoothie for a refreshing snack or small meal that you can blend up in a matter of minutes! Choose your protein preference, protein powder or Greek yogurt both work well.
Cherries, especially tart cherries, spinach, and ginger in this recipe all contain potent anti-inflammatory compounds. Fat and protein sources round out this smoothie to make a balanced breakfast.
This smoothie recipe is a great breakfast replacement for when you have got a busy morning! Any of the fruits can be switched out for your preference. Blue, red, & purple fruits & veggies like strawberries, berries, apples, & red cabbage contain a polyphenol called Anthocyanin which give the produce those colors. Anthocyanins actually promote microbial diversity of GOOD bacteria & the anthocyanins from 2 cups of blueberries increase insulin sensitivity, lower visceral adipose tissue & improve satiety