During the summer I make sure my smoothies are loaded with natural energy and healthy fats to help my skin stay happy in the hot sun. When school starts, my smoothie is full of immunity-boosting plants to keep my family as healthy as possible. Around holidays or other heavy-food events, I want a smoothie with natural heartburn relief ingredients so that I can eat without care. Today’s acid reflux smoothie recipe is just that, a soothing beverage using food to heal your body of those uncomfortable heartburn symptoms.

While smoothies are a great way to start my day off with the right nutrition and energy boost, I also utilize smoothies as a way to fuel my body with targeted ingredients. I can’t wait to share this soothing smoothie recipe with you!

This recipe is sponsored by Boiron

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Table of Contents
  1. Sipping Smoothies to Help with Heartburn
  2. What to Drink for Acid Reflux
  3. Foods That Aid in Natural Heartburn Relief
  4. Homeopathic Remedies
  5. Acid Reflux Smoothie Recipe

Sipping Smoothies to Help with Heartburn

The acid reflux smoothie I created below is made with ingredients that help provide natural heartburn relief. They go down pleasantly, stay down, and soothe.

  • Cashew milk and basil help minimize stomach acid.
  • Spinach reduces stomach acid secretions because it’s naturally low in fat + sugar.
  • Pear adds fiber and natural sweetness. Just make sure it’s super ripe.
  • Ginger is naturally anti-inflammatory, and is therefore used in many natural heartburn treatments.
  • Banana is a non-acidic food known to soothe the esophagus and stomach.
  • Oatmeal is naturally high in fiber, and diets high in fiber have fewer instances of heartburn.

Hopefully this acid reflux smoothie can help soothe your esophagus along with calming your whole body. It tastes light and is just the right amount of sweet for anyone with a sensitive palate.

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What to Drink for Acid Reflux

If the smoothie recipe below helps naturally provide heartburn relief, then try these drinks as well:

  • Herbal tea– Herbs are great for a variety of ailments, and can assist with acid indigestion as well. Look for a stress relief chamomile or a tea targeting digestion if you want natural heartburn relief.
  • Low-acid smoothies– fruits like bananas, coconuts, dates + figs, melons, papaya, berries and stone fruits like nectarines and peaches are low acid options. The smoothie recipe below is also a great option!
  • 100% fruit juiceJuice made from 100% fruit like peaches, berries and coconut can keep symptoms at bay.
  • Water– While this seems like an odd choice, hear me out! Water really does help the body process food, and keep things moving down (instead of up).
  • Golden milk– turmeric is naturally anti inflammatory and can help soothe.
  • Dairy-free milk like almond, oat or coconut- if dairy becomes too heavy for you, then switching to a plant milk can help calm down heartburn symptoms. My acid reflux smoothie contains cashew milk, yet swap in the preferred milk of your choice.
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Foods That Aid in Natural Heartburn Relief

If you’re looking to get some natural heartburn relief, then look for foods like the following:

  • High fiber foods: oatmeal, brown rice and other whole grains as well as root veggies like carrots and sweet potatoes, and green veggies like leafy greens, asparagus, and green beans
  • Low acidic foods: bananas, melon, cauliflower, fennel, and nuts
  • Foods with a lot of water: cucumbers, celery, lettuce, watermelon, broth, tea

Avoid highly processed, fatty, and acidic foods, as these cause more instances of acid indigestion and a lot of discomfort.

More Indigestion Relief Recipes

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If you’re ready to use the power of plants for natural acid reflux relief, then check out these recipes below. My goal is to provide ways to nourish you as well as help you feel better, and these recipes can do just that:

Eating doesn’t have to be a dreaded task! Food should be delicious as well as help you fuel your passions instead of holding you back. Even this acid reflux smoothie tastes great while also helping you feel your best.

Homeopathic Remedies

Aside from the soothing smoothie recipe we’re sharing today, Acidil is a homeopathic acid indigestion/plant powered heartburn relief aid that can help as well, especially when you’re out and about. I always bring their Arnica into the Grand Canyon. It helps with me to help with muscle aches and have their Oscillococcinum in my home “farmacy” at all times.

Acidil is made with plant-based active ingredients and conveniently dissolve in the mouth to relieve acid indigestion, bloating, and upset stomach. Easy to take without water, Acidil can be used any time symptoms strike, especially when traveling or out on the trail.

FAQs for natural heartburn relief

What home remedy kills heartburn?

chewing on raw ginger, or adding it to a soothing tea with honey can help. Consuming foods that are low acid, and high fiber can also help.

What can I drink to relief heartburn?

herbal tea, low acid smoothies, 100% fruit juice, water, golden milk, and plant milk are all beverages that can help in acid indigestion relief.

What is the best natural antacid?

Baking soda in water is a great way to neutralize stomach acid and stop heartburn symptoms. If you’re on the go and need convenient relief, then reach for the homeopathic remedy by Boiron called Acidil as it will dissolve under your tongue with or without water, and easily relieve symptoms.

Don’t forget to rate + review this smoothie once you make it! I value your feedback.

4.80 from 15 votes

Acid Reflux Smoothie

Stop heartburn in its tracks with this soothing acid reflux smoothie. Calm flavors + ingredients that actively fight acid reflux combined for a pleasant beverage. 
Prep: 3 mins
Blending Time: 2 mins
Total: 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Natural Remedy, Smoothie
Cuisine: Healing, Plant-Based
Serves: 1

Ingredients  

  • ¾ cup cashew milk
  • 5 fresh basil just leaves
  • ¼ cup spinach
  • ½ inch ginger root
  • 1 banana frozen
  • ½ pear
  • cup rolled oats

Instructions 

  • Blend cashew milk, basil leaves, and spinach until smooth
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend again
  • Serve over ice for a refreshingly cool smoothie

Video

Notes

  • Use at least 1 frozen fruit for a cold smoothie.
  • Feel free to add more basil or ginger for a bolder flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal, Carbohydrates: 60g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 130mg, Potassium: 686mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 907IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 2mg
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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely perfect for antacid and taste. Love it. Use it whenever I’m having acid issues.

    1. So happy to hear that this smoothie is helpful to you Pamela!

  2. Your acid reflux shake is odd based on my personal experience.
    Drinking elixirs with raw ginger caused a GERD flare up and burned my throat, ouch.
    Raw vegetables in a smoothie is the worst when I am suffering a GERD flare up.
    When suffering uncomfortable, burning GERD symptoms, I am ok with bananas, oatmeal and nonfat milk. Cashews not helpful. Perhaps rice milk or another lowfat milk replacement. If anyone had burning and pain in their throat and back from GERD and drank one of those and it helped, I’d be curious to hear about it.

    1. I’ve actually seen some relief from this smoothie, yet everyone is different. Even if this recipe doesn’t work for you, hopefully you found so other information in this post which might be helpful. Be sure to consult your healthcare provider if symptoms persist.

    2. I think we all have different sensitivities. I know what causes acid for me is NOT on the usual lists and even the “experts” can’t decide on peppermint. lol If there’s something in it that bothers you, look elsewhere!

    1. Thank you for this recipe, I am most definitely going to try it because acid reflux is not something to joke about, it almost killed me.

    2. I’m sure they are although fresh is always better! I’m gonna start freezing my pears for this.

  3. 5 stars
    I’m pregnant and haven’t been able to find much heart burn relief with anything. This combo is so refreshing, energizing and delicious, but most importantly works. I’m burping and feeling relief and I haven’t finished the smoothie!

    1. So glad this provided you some comfort, CR! And congrats on your little one! Sending our wishes for a safe and healthy pregnancy. xoxo

    2. 4 stars
      I tried the receipe and feel grate……will drink it regular and see if my heartburn gets better

  4. 5 stars
    I tried this and it was soooooo smooth and good. I didnt have basil nor spinach so i improvised. I still think it turned out ok. It was delicious, thank you.

  5. 5 stars
    Hello,
    I havent tried the recipes yet. First thing tomorrow morning I’m going shopping. To pick up these items for my smoothie. Thanks so much for sharing the valuable information. As soon as I finish drinking my smoothie I will definitely rate it tomorrow.

  6. 5 stars
    This smoothie was THE BOMB!!! I was not sure what to expect and it was SOOOO GOOD! I was energized and excited for the day!!!

  7. 5 stars
    I enjoyed the flavor and mild sweetness of this. I didn’t have pear, so substituted 1 cup of frozen peaches. I’ll make this one again for sure.

  8. 5 stars
    Do you have a source for the 100% fruit juices being helpful for acid reflux? I got a paper from my doctor today that says to avoid fruit juices, but the paper looks like it was photocopied 20 years ago….

    1. Yes! Healthline has a great article on GERD and what to drink for acid reflux. They recommend 100% fruit juice; I would say to make sure you drink fruit juice from low acid fruits.

  9. Just wondering if you mean basil leaves instead of mint leaves. Written in the instructions to use mint? Thank you

    1. Thank you Becki! It should be basil for this one. You can use mint if you prefer, yet it isn’t actually helpful with acid reflux. So I would stick with basil here. 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    I love this different combination! Will be using basil from the garden + homemade cashew milk.

  11. 5 stars
    I don’t have acid reflux, but this is literally one of my favorite recipes. I make this all the time just because I love the flavor combinations. One diff is I use oat milk instead of cashew milk (and I don’t use pear… just banana). Now I’m so glad there’s an actual recipe that I can follow. Sounds really tasty.

    1. How funny is that? Thanks for sharing some modifications.

  12. I am not a fan of banana’s, if I leave it out will the smoothie have the same effect or should I replace it?

    1. The banana makes it sweeter and creamier. I would suggest adding more pear and even a slice of avocado if you want the recipe to come out similar. Yet you can always just skip the banana and blend as is— it’ll be lower in sugar and still have tons of healing benefits.

  13. I’m really intrigued by this recipe. I have struggled with heartburn for years and decided last year to give up Tums— yet I haven’t found much relief. I will try this smoothie and see if I can get that Acidil as well. I have a Walgreens and it says they carry it, so that makes it easy. Thank you Jen.

    1. You’re so welcome Deborah! Hope this gives you some relief.

    2. 5 stars
      I’m always surprised by this recipe! It’s now my go-to when I start feeling acid reflux coming on.