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Watermelon & Basil Summer Slushie

Serves: 4

GF, DF, SF, VG, V

While we are still in the heat of summer, why not enjoy the seasonal flavors that nature offers us? On a hot day while spending time in the sun, this is one of my favorite ways to re-energize and replenish my body with electrolytes. 

It’s easy to turn to sugary beverages and popsicles in the summer months. But the ingredients, food dyes, and excess sugar aren’t exactly gut-friendly!

The frozen watermelon, coconut water, and basil make an indulgent yet nutritious beverage. Satisfying to the tastebuds, plus a way for your body to regain the electrolytes. 

Share with the kids for a tasty dessert and relive the days of the ice-cream man with a fun and gut-friendly twist.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Ingredients

2 cups watermelon, cubed 

1 cup coconut water 

¼ cup fresh basil 

Step 1

Freeze watermelon cubes overnight.

Step 2

In a blender, mix watermelon with coconut water and fresh basil. Serve with a straw or spoon.

Step 3

Enjoy! 🙂

Photo by Bulkan Evcimen on Unsplash

Fig & Almond Butter Smoothie

 

 

Serves: 2

DF, GF, SF, V, VG

If you’re looking to switch up your breakfast routine, then you’ve got to try this recipe. I’ve incorporated figs as a tasty and nutritious way to create a new smoothie. It’s almost like having a healthy dessert for breakfast!

Figs are typically in season late summer, so be sure to keep an eye out for the fresh fruit in your store in the months to come.

Otherwise, dried figs are a wonderful alternative. They are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and even immune supporting properties. As a powerful antifungal and antibacterial, figs also support your gut microbiome.

The unripe banana in this smoothie delivers a creamy texture and fiber through prebiotics, which fuels the healthy microbes in the gut to create a thriving intestinal flora.

Altogether, this delicious, refreshing smoothie makes the perfect breakfast or snack on those hot, humid summer days… or any time. 

 

Ingredients

5 dried mission figs

1 frozen unripe banana, sliced

1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk

1 cup spinach

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tbs almond butter

2 scoops Happy Gut Vanilla Cleanse Protein Powder

⅓ cup fresh blueberries

 

Step 1

Blend all ingredients together, except for the blueberries.

Step 2

Continue to blend until smooth and creamy. Then pour into cups and top with fresh berries.

 

Picture: Photo by Shawn Fields on Unsplash

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

DF GF SF V VG

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

DF GF SF V VG

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

DF GF SF

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