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Good Digestion Smoothie

Sweet, refreshing rejuvenating blueberry mint pineapple Good Digestion Smoothie – a tropical protein smoothie designed to keep your digestion on track!

Blueberry Mint Pineapple Smoothie - an immunity-boosting, rejuvenating smoothie recipe, packed with vitamins and antioxidants

If you’re looking for a wildly flavorful and delicious smoothie OR a tool to get your digestion moving in the direction it should, this smoothie is for YOU!

Before we begin, do note that fruit smoothies tend to be very high in fructose. If you’re watching your blood sugar or find you don’t do well with large amounts of fruit, there are plenty of ways you can change up this smoothie to make it work for you.

Infused with big, bold tropical flavor with a cooling effect from the mint, you’re looking at a high-impact immunity-boosting smoothie that is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. 

Lettuce begin!

Blueberry Mint Pineapple Smoothie - an immunity-boosting, rejuvenating smoothie recipe that promotes good digestion and is packed with vitamins and antioxidants

Like the majority of my smoothie recipes, I come with a purpose.

I designed this smoothie to be an aid in good digestion. Sometimes we just need some resources to keep the food moving (especially after the holidays!), and this is great for that!

Let’s break this thing down, shall we?

Pineapple (check), mint (check), blueberries (check), orange juice (check), banana (check), collagen powder (check).

These ingredients combined make for a vitamin-packed immunity-boosting smoothie that happens to be very soothing on the digestive system.  Here’s how:

Good Digestion Smoothie Ingredients:

  • Bananas: For those who aren’t intolerant, bananas can work wonders on digestion, as they contain resistant starch, which promotes digestive regularity. Bananas are full of fiber which helps move food along your GI tract and adds bulk to your stool. The starch in bananas serve as an awesome prebiotic to help feed the healthy bacteria in your gut, thereby promoting  healthy gut flora.
  • Pineapple is a powerful anti-inflammatory and contains the enzyme bromelain, which breaks down proteins, thereby assisting in digestion and proper nutrient absorption.
  • Mint soothes indigestion and also helps remove inflammation throughout the digestive tract. In addition, herbs help activate the salivary glands, which also helps release your natural digestive enzymes for efficient digestion.
  • Collagen: As an added bonus, I tossed in a scoop of marine collagen peptides, which help repair your intestinal wall in addition to being awesome for your hair, nails, skin, ligaments, bones, etc.
  • Orange Juice is a phenomenal anti-inflammatory and also helps with good circulation. While oranges aren’t necessarily touted as awesome digestive aids, they lend immune support for an overall healthy body. For a lower sugar option, replace the orange juice with unsweetened almond milk. You’ll lose out on some of the tropical flavor, but you’ll love the creaminess! 

At 24 grams of protein, this is a complete low-fat meal in a glass! Ideal for my fellow fitness junkies.

Recipe Adaptations:

If you’re intolerant to bananas, you can replace it with frozen steamed cauliflower, frozen steamed zucchini, or a scoop of almond butter to still achieve that thick creaminess.

For a thinner smoothie, go ahead and omit the banana without a substitution.

You can also add kale or spinach to this smoothie to further intensify its digestive healing properties!

Blueberry Mint Pineapple Smoothie - an immunity-boosting, rejuvenating smoothie recipe that promotes good digestion and is packed with vitamins and antioxidants

One more little factoid, and then I’ll let you go.

Food in liquiform is much easier to digest than solid food, and liquids clear your digestive system 4 times faster than solid food.

So if you’re looking to get things moving, replacing a meal with a quality hand-crafted smoothie should help get you going!

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Sip and enjoy!

Blueberry Mint Pineapple Smoothie - an immunity-boosting, rejuvenating smoothie recipe, packed with vitamins and antioxidants

Good Digestion Smoothie

Yield: 1 large smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A nutritious smoothie recipe that helps promote good digestion.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh pineapple, chopped
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen, see note*
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop marine collagen peptides
  • handful ice

Instructions

  1. Add everything to a blender and blend until completely smooth! Pour into a large glass and enjoy.

Notes

*Omit the banana for a low-FODMAP smoothie, or replace it with frozen zucchini, cauliflower, or a scoop of cashew or almond butter

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1 Smoothie
Amount Per Serving Calories 432Total Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 67gFiber 7gSugar 44gProtein 24g
Good Digestion Smoothie - A smoothie designed to get things moving! Sweet, refreshing rejuvenating blueberry mint pineapple smoothie promoted healthy digestion and tastes amazing!

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Jen @ keto diet

Thursday 1st of February 2018

This is one of my favourite smoothies! Helpful for digestion.

Julia

Thursday 1st of February 2018

I'm so happy to hear it! xo

Savannah

Thursday 21st of December 2017

https://goo.gl/VsoUvD SORRY! wong link. Here it is :)

Savannah

Thursday 21st of December 2017

I seen a recipe so similar to this in my Juice and smoothie recipe book!! This sounds so delicious I cant wait to try. There,s a recipe for a Kale and Poppyseed (I know, sounds gross) BUT IS ACTUALLY AMAZING! Also 100% Vegan. Im so obsessed! But I will be trying this recipe also! I love reading your blog!

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Mark Davis

Friday 6th of October 2017

This looks great, I will try this tomorrow. This is definitely nutritious. Can I replace the Almond milk with a skim milk? Thank you for this.

Lauren

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

Because of the marine collagen peptides, this recipe should not be categorized as vegan. Of course, you could omit them, but does that compromise the make-up of the smoothie?

Julia

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

Hi Lauren,

That's a great point. I've removed it from the vegan category. The smoothie will still be awesome for digestion without the collagen powder. If you're looking to make up for the loss of protein, you can add a tablespoon of cashew butter (which I think would taste great as well)! Let me know if you have any other questions! :D

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