4 Easy Green Smoothies For Gut Health

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A healthy gut leads to a healthy life, but maintaining your gut health is harder than ever with preservatives and toxins infiltrating every area of our lives. Keeping your gut working in prime condition can help you lose weight, stabilize your mood, boost your immune response, and more. With so many benefits, how do you easily ensure your gut is getting the support it needs? Smoothies! That’s right. You can add probiotics, collagen, and other supplements to your smoothie routine, or start a new habit with a smoothie every morning. You can support your gut the easy way with easy green smoothies every day and experience the benefits of a healthy gut fast!

The Benefits Of Green Smoothies

A green smoothie is just what it sounds like- a smoothie that is green, usually because it has a leafy green included in the recipe. While it may not sound appetizing to drink spinach, most green smoothie recipes include other whole fruits and vegetables to make it taste better and add even more nutritional value to the smoothie.

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Green smoothies are particularly helpful when it comes to supporting gut health because of the dark leafy vegetables that give them that beautiful green glow. Vegetables, specifically dark leafy greens like kale and spinach, are high in fiber which helps scrub your gut clean of waste, as well as help you feel full longer. However, the big hero in dark leafy greens is a specific type of carbohydrate that good gut bacteria love called sulfoquinovose, or SQ for short. This carbohydrate has sulfur in it, and the combination of the sulfur with the sugar molecule is one of your healthy gut bacteria’s favorite foods.

Well-fed gut bacteria lead to gut bacteria that reproduce, and the more good gut bacteria you have the less room for bad gut bacteria. Dark leafy greens also are high in iron, vitamins C, K, and A as well as folate, all nutrients that support gut health as well as other important systems in your body. The power of a green smoothie can’t be understated when you consider the multiple benefits just the dark leafy greens provide.

Building The Perfect Green Smoothie

There are thousands of green smoothie recipes out there, some promising to taste the best, some promising to give you the most nutrition, and others claiming they are easiest to make. We certainly haven’t tried all the recipes available, but there are some basic components to creating a delicious and nutritious green smoothie that, when combined with your own personal tastes and preferences, will lead to a winning smoothie you will actually get excited to drink. Green smoothies can be broken down into four basic parts: greens, liquids, additions, and supplements.

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First, you have to choose your dark leafy green. Spinach is popular for its high iron and folate and is easy to blend with other flavors. Kale is another popular choice, with more calcium, vitamin K and twice the vitamin C of spinach, it packs a nutritious punch. Kale’s taste can be harder to hide with other additives, but some people love the taste and others find ways to lessen the taste altogether.

Other greens you can include are arugula, collard greens, bok choy, swiss chard, and beet greens. You will likely have to experiment with different greens to find out what you like best, but don’t be afraid to try something new. Not only will you likely find something you like, but by trying different types of greens for your smoothie you are rounding out your nutritional intake.

Next, choose a liquid. For a low-calorie, flavorless option, try water. Or if you want to add even more protein add almond milk or soy milk. Because cow milk can be hard to digest, consider using a different liquid. If you only want to use cow milk, try adding one part milk and one part water to help reduce the impact on your gut.

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Additional options for your smoothie to help round out the taste can be anything from more vegetables (think carrots, celery, cucumber, beetroot, or cauliflower) to fruits like apples, oranges, berries, avocado, or banana.

Don’t forget other healthy additions like chia seeds, flax meal, pumpkin seeds, or hemp seeds. When you are deciding on your additions, consider that some fruits, vegetables, and seeds have different nutritional blueprints, so try to balance taste with nutrition so you can ensure you are getting the most nutrition from your green smoothie.

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Finally, consider adding supplements to your green smoothies. Supplements can help you get the nutritional support you need that may be difficult to get from diet alone. Consider adding collagen powder to help with joint and digestive health, or you can add a supplement that supports healthy weight loss. For even better gut health, add a high-quality probiotic to your smoothie and help your gut microbiome flourish. And to really give your green smoothie the powerful support it needs to help your body break down your food and absorb the nutrients from your diet, consider adding a digestive enzyme.*

Our Favorite Green Smoothies For Gut Health

Green Apple Smoothie For Bloating

1 green apple with peel

1 cups pineapple (frozen)

1/2 cup spinach

¼ cucumber with the peel left on

¼ lime

½ avocado

1 scoop Complete Collagen

¼ - ½ c water (coconut or almond milk can be substituted)

Add all ingredients to the blender, and blend until desired consistency.

Green apples and cucumbers are known for their anti-bloating effects, and combine that with the power of a high-quality probiotic to support the good bacteria in your gut and you can feel less bloated fast! Drink this smoothie when you first start to notice bloating and then continue to have one a day until the bloating has reduced.

Green Kiwi Smoothie For Irregularity

2 handfuls spinach

2 kiwis

1 apple with skin

¼ cup orange juice

1 scoop Complete Collagen

Add all ingredients to the blender, and blend until desired consistency. Add ice cubes or chill before serving. Oranges have tons of vitamin C which help soften the contents of the digestive system, as well as plenty of fiber to help cleanse the gut of waste. For best results, drink this smoothie at the first sign of intestinal distress.

Green Kale Smoothie For Digestive Health

1 cup water (coconut or almond milk can be substituted)

2 cups kale leaves

½ avocado

1 banana (frozen)

1 T chia seeds

2 T ground flax seeds

4 T hemp seeds

1 scoop Complete Collagen

Add all ingredients to the blender, and blend until desired consistency. If you prefer your smoothie a bit sweeter, you an add honey to taste, or use a sweetened coconut or almond milk instead of water. Hemp seeds are great for gut health because they have both probiotic and prebiotic properties, boosting your gut health by adding good bacteria and feeding the good bacteria.

Green Lemon Smoothie For Digestive Health

1 pear with skin

1 kiwi

Small slice of ginger

½ lemon

2 cups spinach

½ celery stalk

½ cucumber with skin

1 T chia seeds

1 cup water (coconut or almond milk can be substituted)

1 scoop Complete Collagen

Add all ingredients to the blender, and blend until desired consistency. Adding celery to your green smoothie adds tons of fiber, the scrub brush of the gut, and will help keep you regular and manage your appetite. Because celery has a strong flavor you don’t need much.

Complete Digestive Aid For A Complete Green Smoothie

As with anything you consume, you want to make sure that all the ingredients in your green smoothie are packing a nutritional punch, which means using the highest quality products and foods you can find. The Tummy Tamer from Xyngular gives you all the support your body needs to help your digestive system function properly. The Tummy Tamer includes four of Xyngular’s best digestive support products: Complete Probiotic to supplement the beneficial bacteria in your gut, Complete Prebiotics to fuel and nourish the good bacteria, Complete Collagen to repair and strengthen your gut lining, and Complete Digestive Aid, to help your body more effectively break down your food for easier absorption. Give your body complete digestive health with Tummy Tamer from Xyngular by contacting your distributor or logging into your account today!*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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