2 Holiday Gut Healthy Smoothie Recipes That Taste Just Like Dessert



The holidays can make it hard to eat well. Especially when we're tempted with our favorite treats! These two gut healthy smoothie recipes will make you feel like you're indulging - without the sugar crash or holiday bulge.


So what's up with your gut health? Our hormones are made in our stomach and with all the extra sugar going around, it can increase inflammation, make PMS symptoms worse, contribute to PCOS, and lead to feelings of overwhelm and anxiety.


Every holiday season I'd eat more sugar than I was use to. It definitely made my PMS worse and caused major cramps. Factor in elevated stress levels and it made the holidays far from enjoyable.


In the Balanced Bombshells lifestyle, we aim to reduce added sugar and focus on natural forms like fruit, raw honey, and agave, in moderation.


These recipes are great for any part of your cycle! They will feel extra comforting during your luteal and menstrual phases.


You can even steal my trick to microwave the smoothie for 30 seconds before eating. This will help warm your blood and prepare your uterus for having your period.


Personally, I like to use less milk to make these into a smoothie bowl. But if you want to sip instead, add one more cup of milk for your desired consistency.

GREEN APPLE PIE

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup nondairy milk

  • 1 scoop vanilla plant based protein powder

  • 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg

  • 1/4 avocado

  • 2 cups spinach

  • 3/4 cup chopped apple (leave 1/4 cup for garnish)

  • 1 tbsp. walnuts (for garnish)

Add all ingredients (except garnish) and blend well. Add to a bowl or cup, add garnish, and enjoy!

PUMPKIN PIE

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup nondairy milk

  • 1 scoop vanilla plant based protein powder

  • 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed

  • 1 tsp. pumpkin spice

  • 1 tbsp. MCT oil

  • 1/2 cup organic canned pumpkin (avoid puree)

  • 2 cups kale

  • 1 tbsp. chopped pecans (for garnish)

Add all ingredients (except garnish) and blend well. Add to a bowl or cup, add garnish, and enjoy!


Now you're ready to feel happy and healthy all through the holidays :)



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