3 Delicious, Debloating Smoothies
They're packed with nutritious ingredients that won't wreak havoc on your stomach.
The "Seriously, It's Healthy!" Way to Eat Chocolate for Breakfast
Chocolate and berries are a classic dessert combo that translates well to smoothie form—plus, strawberries and raspberries can even help keep your stomach from feeling like a balloon. That's because these fruits are low on the list of gas-producing foods containing so-called FODMAPs
. The acronym stands for "fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides-, monosaccharides and polyols"—and, foods low in these shouldn't make you feel bloated. The recipe calls for low-FODMAP almond milk (though you can swap in another nondairy milk), as well as a small amount of dark chocolate chips to give the drink just a bit of decadence.
Get the recipe: Anti-Bloat Chocolate Berry Smoothie
An Herbaceous Way to Start Your Day
This delicious smoothie recipe gets its gorgeous green hue from a trio of verdant ingredients. The first one—spinach—may not surprise you, but the next two—fresh mint and kiwi—might. They add a fresh and zippy flavor, so the drink tastes more sweet than salad-y. And, great news for your stomach: Spinach and kiwi, plus the other ingredients—pineapple and banana—are all low in FODMAPs. A few cups of unsweetened coconut water pull everything together with a subtle tropical taste that works beautifully with the mint.
Get the recipe: Kiwi-Mint Smoothie
The Drink for When You'd Rather Be Eating Cake
If you love healthy sweets but find that eating fruits (especially ones high in fructose, such as apples and pears) makes you gassy, this dessert-like smoothie might be just the thing. It combats the issue in two ways: First, it uses sweet potato
to give the drink a candy-like flavor without loads of sugar, which can be difficult to digest; and, second, it also includes kefir, which has probiotics that help maintain a healthy microbiome (aka good gut bacteria). There are also low-FODMAPs including carrot, banana and pineapple, plus a bit of whatever milk you'd like, such as almond, coconut or hemp.
Get the recipe: Morning Carrot Cake Smoothie