Check out these smoothies for bloating, and stop living in discomfort! We’ve all been there at one time or another. For whatever reason we find ourselves feeling bloated and uncomfortable. It could be due to overeating, eating the wrong foods, or another cause. One thing is certain: it’s no fun at all. There are plenty of natural bloating remedies, including drinking a green smoothie chock full of anti-bloat ingredients to get you (and your gut) feeling better.
Common causes of belly bloat
Bloating occurs when fluid or air is trapped in the digestive tract. It can be caused by an imbalance of electrolytes – sodium and potassium. Too much sodium can cause bloating, so I bring things back to balance with potassium-rich foods. Since bloating is common in both adults and children, I’ve created several smoothies for bloating, specifically to fight this discomfort.
Home remedies for bloating
Instead of reaching for medication, it’s worth giving these natural remedies a try, especially when it comes to belly bloating. If bloating is an underlying symptom, then make sure to reach out to your doctor for a treatment plan, as diet isn’t always enough. However, most often bloating is caused by a diet low in fiber. Up that fiber intake so that gut can do a happy dance. While green smoothies for bloating are a great fiber starter, here are some other natural ways to help with bloating:
Hydration helps prevent bloating, as well as cure existing bloating. That may seem counterintuitive if you’re retaining water, but drinking plenty of water can help move excess water through your system, particularly if you add some fresh squeezed lemon juice. Now, hydrated doesn’t just mean fluid of any kind. Liquids high in sodium (soda, gatorade) or sugar (juice) aren’t going to help, instead they’ll make the symptoms worse! Make sure water is on the menu every single day.
Drink smoothies that fight bloating
I LOVE green smoothies. Did you know that? They are super versatile, as well as packed with fruits + veggies naturally designed to help our bodies. This includes help with bloating and discomfort. So when you start feeling discomfort, turn to this list of bloating remedies:
- Coconut water
- Sweet potato
- Butternut squash
Detox your body of bloat-causing food
One of the most common reasons that people try a cleanse is bloating. And while beginning to eat high fiber foods may cause some bloating, by day 4-5, you’ll start to notice that flatter, less swollen stomach (along with better sleep, hydration, energy, and so much more!). Both my 21-day cleanses and 7-day resets were created with ingredients that break down the trapped gas + fluid and help keep that digestive tract moving.
Smoothies for bloating
Here are my top smoothies to not only combat bloating, but also help heal the gut. These smoothies are full of whole food, plant based ingredients, so they will bring comfort naturally. They are the ultimate home remedies for bloating.
- Blueberry smoothie
- Berry banana smoothie
- Strawberry mango smoothie
- Orange banana smoothie
- Pumpkin smoothie
- Coconut water smoothie
- Pineapple mint smoothie
And my fav home remedy for bloating, this papaya smoothie. From the cucumber to the ginger, this smoothie is my go-to when my stomach starts to harden and I start feeling uncomfortable. This smoothie can also be boosted with protein, for a complete meal replacement option.
Smoothie for Bloating
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1/2 cucumber - peeled if desired
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 cup pineapple - frozen
- 1/4 cup papaya
- 1 tablespoon ginger root - fresh
- 1 tablespoon lime juice - fresh squeezed
- 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost - optional
- Place spinach, cucumber, and celery into blender. Blend until smooth. The cucumber should provide enough liquid, but if not, add a little water.
- Add the pineapple, papaya, ginger, and lime juice. Blend again until completely smooth.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate in jars with tight-fitting lids for up to 2 days.