I have to tell you guys something…I have a serious smoothie addiction! All winter long I was slurping on smoothies while I trekked around Vermont in the snowy negative degrees. But you know what?! Now its summer, and the smoothie obsession is even more real! My go-to on these hot days is this blueberry ginger digestion smoothie!
If you liked my green smoothie, you will love this one! Full of fruits, veggies and protein so it keeps me full all morning long and the icy, creamy texture helps me survive these summer days in the sun!
Why is it good for digestion?
Aside from tasting amazing, this smoothie is also one of my favorite meals for when my stomach isn’t feeling so great, whether that is because I triggered my IBS symptoms or I am just not feeling 100%.
In finding what works best for my body I have found that ginger can help soothe stomach pain. I happen to love the taste, and even put fresh ginger in my tea every morning, but the blueberries and mango in this smoothie make it a delicious flavor that even ginger-haters will love! (and if you don’t believe me, you can ask my mama haha).
I feel like smoothies get a bad rep. People attack them for their sugar content, for being “too much”, or for all of the adaptogens and potions people use. However, at the end of the day all of those comments are just that..comments. Know what your putting in your smoothies and don’t worry about other peoples opinions, because after all, its going into your body!
I would be so sad, and probably pretty unhealthy if I limited fruit – fruit is so good for you, don’t be scared of it! I put what I like in my smoothies! Yes I like zucchini & kale! If you don’t, skip them or add something you like more! At the end of the day a smoothie should be treated like a meal, not like a magical drink that will automatically give you superpowers.
Thats my two-cents. Check out the smoothie below and let me know what you think!
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- 1/3 cup mango (sometime I use banana instead)*
- 1/2 cup frozen zucchini*
- 1/2 cup frozen kale
- chunk of ginger ( I cut off a small sliver)
- 1 scoop protein powder (I use The Natural Citizen)
- 3/4-1 cup liquid of choice ( I use homemade almond or cashew milk)
- dash of cinnamon
- optional toppings: my favorites are granola, nut butter and coconut flakes!
Just blend it all together, and get to slurping!
* Banana will make it sweeter, mango will make it tangier
* I chop up my zucchini into 1 inch pieces before freezing!