Happy Gut Kitchen

Green Vitality Smoothie for a Happy Gut


Green vibrance!

This phytonutrient-rich, omega-3-filled smoothie is a burst of energy!  Tip: cut the main vein of the leafy greens and remove it before blending.

(Makes 2 – 3 Cups)


2 cups almond milk or coconut almond milk

½ English cucumber

1 cup baby spinach

1 cup Swiss chard

1 tablespoon almond butter

5 walnut halves

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon spirulina

1½ to 2 scoops of Happy Gut CLEANSE SHAKE protein powder

¼ teaspoon sea salt

⅛ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ cup ice (2 cubes from an ice cube tray), optional


Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!


Recommended by Dr. Oz! Dr. Pedre’s Chocolate-Covered Almond Smoothie

Have Your Chocolate and Beat the Bloat too!

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Dr. Vincent Pedre’s Chocolate-Covered Almond Smoothie

I enjoyed being a featured guest recently on Dr. Oz’s show on how to beat the bloat and have a happy gut.

He shared this recipe on his blog, as I recommend drinking this smoothie daily to prevent next-day bloat.

The secret ingredient in this smoothie is hemp hearts, the shelled seeds of the hemp plant. They are an amazing superfood, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and enzymes. You can find them at many health-food stores.


  • 2 cups almond milk or coconut-almond milk
  • 2 tsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2-2 scoops protein powder
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts


1.  Add all the ingredients in the order given to the blender. Blend until smooth.

2.  Add a few ice cubes if you prefer a cooler smoothie.

Here is the recipe on Dr. Oz’s site.

Almond Ginger Monkey Smoothie

Spice up your morning with this banana-licious, time-saving smoothie, featuring digestion-supporting ginger, anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid-rich hemp seeds, and almonds to give it a nutty-licious finish. Loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients, protein, and fiber, this smoothie not only tastes good, it’s good for you! The frozen bananas make the smoothie extra creamy and delicious. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

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