Did you know that natural smoothies rich in nutrients can help aid in digestion? For individuals with problems associated with their digestive system, gentle smoothies could be the key to relief. Digestion issues come in many different forms like constipation, indigestion, acid reflux, ulcers, IBS, and more. If taking pharmaceutical drugs is not the option for you, digestion-friendly foods and drinks can be a healthier option. Fresh and natural smoothies are a great solution for digestion problems because you are able to receive all of the key vitamins and minerals from multiple fruits and vegetables at one time. Also it is recommended to drink smoothies as a meal replacement once a day, this will give your system a break and time to digest properly.

 

For long-term results, switching to an all natural food diet can improve digestive health and reduce symptoms like bloating, IBS, and heartburn.

 

Healthier Alternatives For Smoothie Ingredients:

 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a great choice to replace apple juice. Most apple juices contain a high amount of sugar and other additives. Fresh organic apple cider vinegar is made from pressed apples and pasteurized.

 

Fresh Fruits

Using fresh fruits over canned or frozen is more beneficial when it comes to receiving all of the natural nutrients and vitamins. Although canned fruits are easier to digest, fresh ingredients will provide nutrition and flavor without causing difficulties with digestion. Include bananas, pears, melons, and berries.

 

Include Yogurt

It is proven that yogurt contains bacteria that can improve digestion and help aid and feed the friendly bacteria that lives in you intestines.

 

Chilled Green Smoothie

  • 1 cup cubed honeydew melon
  • 3/4 cup peeled, seeded, and cubed fresh cucumber
  • 1/2 cup plain acidophilus yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice and/or a dash of ground cloves (optional)

 

Pectin-Rich Fruit Smoothie

  • 1 cup fresh organic apple cider
  • 1 fresh pear, peeled and cored and cubed
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon raw organic honey
  • A dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, or ground mace (optional)

 

Mineral-Rich Red Beet Smoothie

  • 1 cup plain kefir
  • 1 cup steamed and peeled red beets, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon raw organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • A dash of cinnamon

 

Sources:

https://www.healthysmoothiehq.com/digestive-issues-smoothies-rescue
http://superfoodprofiles.com/superfood-smoothie-digestion-intestinal-health