Happy Gut Summer Smoothies

Summer sometimes means going out for ice cream and sipping on lemonade. Unfortunately, these options come loaded with sugar and other inflammatory ingredients that can wreck gut (and overall) health.

When I’m craving something cold and creamy, I find these three smoothies with seasonal herbs and foods make a delicious, gut-healing alternative to sweet treats.

They all come loaded with flavor plus fiber while being low in sugar and no food sensitivities. And they include ingredients like mint and collagen to support and soothe your digestive tract.

Whether you need a quick filling breakfast or to appease your sweet tooth, all three of these recipes make guilt-free, satisfying gut-healing treats!

 

Basil Delight Smoothie

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Serves: 2

Ingredients

½ cup fresh basil

⅓ cup fresh mint

2 cups raspberries

1 cup kale

½ small cucumber, chopped

1 tbs chia seeds

½  – 1 cup water or coconut water

1 scoop Happy Gut CLEANSE SHAKE Protein Powder

Ice

Step 1

Blend all ingredients together, except for chia seeds. Add more liquid if needed.

Step 2

Top with chia seeds and extra mint and basil leaves.

 

Creamy Cacao Smoothie

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Serves: 2

Ingredients

2 cups blueberries

¼ cup cacao powder

½ ripe avocado

½ cup full fat coconut milk

1 cup spinach

2 scoops collagen powder

2 tbs nut butter (no peanut butter)

 

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Add water if needed.

 

Vanilla Bean Smoothie

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Serves: 2

Ingredients

1 cup spinach

1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla paste

¾ cup full-fat coconut milk

2 tbs almond butter

1 cup frozen strawberries (optional)

2 scoops Happy Gut Cleanse Vanilla Protein Powder

1 cup ice

Mix all ingredients together in a blender until smooth and creamy.

**Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash