As we age, our digestive tracts can't quite keep up like they used to. This also can ring true for younger generations who may have indulged in too many sugary drinks.
By knowing what sets off your stomach and what can help it heal, you can ease your stomach trouble quickly, easily and for good.
Incorporating these green smoothies and variations of them into your diet is one of the ways you can promote healing your stomach lining and other parts of your digestive tract.
Those with conditions such as gastritis, GERD, acid reflux, heartburn and more know just how painful and upsetting these digestive problems can be. Here are three basic smoothie recipes designed to help promote healthy digestive flora and healing.
These smoothies and juices are all designed to soothe stomach upset and pain resulting from overproduction of acid or gastritis irritation, while also protecting the stomach lining and promoting healing. They can easily be made with any Nutribullet smoothie system.
Papaya and banana smoothie
On its own, banana is a wonderful food for shielding the stomach from harmful acids and other irritation. Additionally, both fruits aid in easing stomach pain and discomfort while also teaming up with the cultures in the yogurt to boost digestive performance.
- 1 cup papaya cubes
- 1 banana
- 1 cup pro-biotic yogurt (you can use plain or fruit flavors to add more fruitiness to the smoothie)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk, almond milk or rice milk
- 1 Tbs. honey
- 2 Tbs. almonds
Ensure the banana and papaya are cut into small cubes to make blending easier for your blender to process.
Next, add all ingredients to your Nutribullet and then pulse until smooth. If resulting mixture is too thick, add more milk and pulse until desired consistency is reached.
This smoothie is best enjoyed in the morning to help shield your stomach for the rest of the day.
Potato, celery, and carrot juice
One of the most common and effective remedies for irritation of the stomach lining is raw potato. The addition of celery provides plenty of moisture into the mix, while the carrot brings a soothing and nourishing effect with an added earthy flavor.
- 1 potato, peeled.
- 3 small carrots (or 2 medium, or 1 large)
- 3 sticks celery
Wash all your veggies and then peel the potato and carrot. Next, remove the strings from the celery so they do not become tangled around your Nutribullet's blades.
Chop everything into inch long pieces, and then begin processing the potato first. Next, add the carrot and then the celery. Ensure it is mixed thoroughly, and then drink. To treat gastric upset, it is recommended to drink this smoothie at least twice a day.
Coconut apple smoothie
Coconut water has excellent soothing properties and is highly beneficial to overall stomach health. However, some people may find the apple too irritating. In that case, the apple can be substituted with banana or papaya.
- 1 apple (Or 1 cup papaya or 1 banana)
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup fresh coconut meat
- 1 Tbs. honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Cut the apple into small pieces, discarding the core. Next, add all ingredients to the Nutribullet and pulse until blended. If the smoothie is too thick, add more coconut water or coconut milk. This smoothie can be enjoyed as a supplement to light meals, as a dessert, or in the evening on its own.
Limit acidic foods
When fighting gastric upset, avoid foods which cause an overproduction of stomach acids, or are acidic themselves. These can include coffee, soda, tomatoes, spicy foods, cheese, fried foods or overly fatty meats.
Many doctors like to prescribe antacids and protein pump inhibitors to aid these digestive issues. However, these medications are only meant for short term use. Long term use of these can cause many digestive problems, especially in seniors.
Using these and many other recipes intended to aid digestive health with your Nutribullet system, you can begin your journey to eliminate gastric irritation.