Happy Gut Kitchen

4 Breakfast Smoothies That Will Help Shrink Your Belly By Midday


Feeling bloated after too much dinner or dessert last night? Or did you wake up this morning and think to yourself, There’s no way I can squeeze into jeans today? If so, don’t do what most people do and skip breakfast, which will only slow your metabolism and leave you ravenous by lunch.

( Here’s the article I wrote for Prevention magazine, hope it helps you!

Here’s to your Happy Gut,

Dr. Pedre )

Instead of skipping breakfast, start your day with the one meal that can beat bloat while helping to flatten your stomach, stabilize your blood sugar, and jump-start your body’s fat-burning powers. Yep, we’re talking about the ultimate liquid meal: the morning smoothie.

But not just any old smoothie will do. To beat bloat and flatten your belly by midday, you need one made from mostly raw ingredients—without any sugary additives or processed powders—that has the right enzymes to aid digestion, along with enough fiber to promote regularity. All 4 smoothies here, featured in my new book, Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain, contain just the right ingredients to beat bloat and help get you on track so you can wear your favorite outfit.

While smoothies are a big part of my Gut C.A.R.E.™ Program, you can’t sustain a happy, bloat-free life just by adding a few morning smoothies, despite what some experts say. For example, if you’re always downing your breakfast smoothie while stressed and rushing out the door, you won’t accomplish all your health and weight goals, no matter how low-sugar and filling your smoothie is. To achieve total gut health and happiness, you need a 360-degree approach to wellness that incorporates all aspects of health—mind, body, and spirit. That’s where Happy Gut comes in, with real assistance on how to adopt a healthier and happier approach to holistic gut and body health.

Tip: For all of the smoothies, I recommend choosing a hypoallergenic, nondairy protein powder, such as hemp or pea.

Here’s to a healthy breakfast, a happy gut and a Happy Gut Life!

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Green Vitality

Blue Ginger


Chocolate-Covered Almond

Sugar & Dairy Pumpkin Lattes Move Over! A Happy Gut Solution is here!

Cleanse Tea Tumeric Ginger


Contributed by Lee Holmes, author of Heal Your Gut

MAKES 1 cup

Why should all the pumpkin-latte drinkers have all the fun this Winter?  If you crave a warm, sweet drink without all the harmful effects of sugar and dairy, this healing and cleansing tea is perfect.

Turmeric is not just a sunny bright spice to curry up dishes, it’s also commonly used in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. You’ll love this cleansing tea with its alkalising and detoxifying properties which provide powerful anti-inflammatory action within your body. Turmeric is a superhero ingredient to help heal and prevent dry skin, slow aging, diminish wrinkles and improve skin’s elasticity. Indian women use turmeric as a facial cleanser and exfoliant.

Want to know more about the harmful effects of lattes on your brain, heart and stomach, with their double the amount of recommended daily sugar? See below the recipe for a chart and an informative article.

Meanwhile, try this, you and your body will love it!

Servings: 1 cup
Prep time: 5 min


1 cup unsweetened almond or hemp milk

2 teaspoons ground turmeric

1 teaspoon finely grated ginger

6 drops stevia liquid (optional)

1 cinnamon stick (optional)

Step 1:

Add the almond milk to small saucepan and heat gently until it is warm.

Step 2:

Add the turmeric and ginger to a mug.

Step 3:

Pour a small amount of warm milk into the mug and stir to create a liquid paste, ensuring there are no lumps.

Step 4:

Add the remaining milk and sweeten with stevia (or a bit of raw honey) as desired.

Tip: Enjoy as a post-dinner aperitif on cold winter nights. Add a cinnamon stick for its warming, grounding, and soothing effects.

Now about those effects from lattes you are avoiding? Here’s a chart from Yahoo Health and the link to The Guardian article.

Pumpkin Latte

Here’s the article in the Daily Mail, and here’s to your health with this Happy Gut tea alternative!


Almond Hemp Chocolate Truffles for a Happy Gut

Assorted dark chocolate truffles with cocoa powder, chopped almonds, and coconut flakes

Assorted dark chocolate truffles with cocoa powder, chopped almonds, and coconut flakes


Contributed by Maria Marlowe

MAKES 12 Truffles

Yes, you read that headline!  Delicious omega-3-rich chocolate bites to satisfy any sweet tooth, perfect for Thanksgiving and holiday dinners.

Are you salivating? Good, here’s the recipe!




½ cup almond butter

6 tablespoons coconut oil, refrigerated until solid

½ cup hemp seeds

½ cup almond flour

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons cocoa powder, plus more to coat

Unsweetened coconut flakes, to coat

Finely chopped almonds, to coat

Step 1:

Mix together all the ingredients (except the coconut flakes, almonds, and extra cocoa powder) in a mixing bowl and form into 1-inch balls.

Step 2:

Roll each ball in the coconut flakes, almonds, or cocoa powder to make a variety of truffle balls. Place on a serving dish or set aside in an airtight container.

Tip: The hemp seeds add texture to these truffles. If you like a smoother consistency, grind the seeds in a food processor or spice grinder first.


Let us know what you think of these! (When you are finished licking the bowl and receiving accolades from guests, of course!)

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