Calming Smoothie for the Glutened Belly

Posted: January 5, 2014 in Recipes
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smoothieIf….You Get Glutened.

Accidents happen–even if you are very careful. The day may come when you accidentally ingest some gluten. For some, the mistake might go undetected. For others, particularly those with celiac disease, a bit of accidental gluten is a huge deal and could cause suffering for an extended period.  Some people experience extreme fatigue and/or brain fog. Let your body recover by giving it the rest it needs.  Drink plenty of water and eat easy to digest food.

This is a wonderful smoothie that will help replenish what your body needs and is easy on the gut!

I encourage you to read the benefits of the individual ingredients below.  Particularly the Papaya and Mint are excellent for recovery if you have ingested gluten.  If you are not gluten intolerant these ingredients are just plain good for us!  Worth putting in your diet!

fruitPapayas are high in antioxidants; especially vitamins A and C, in the papaya prevent a number of health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, aging and cancer. Vitamin A can prevent blindness and other eye problems, and ensures a healthy skin. It is an effective remedy for dry skin, pimples and acne. The papaya helps to maintain the levels of blood glucose, thus ensuring a steady supply of glucose and high levels of energy all day.

Bananas are super-food that provide gentle nourishment. They are rich in iron and potassium and give you much needed energy.

Blueberries are a fantastic natural anti-inflammatory food! They help promote digestive health and are full of  antioxidants. Blueberries have a beneficial effect on a “sour belly” caused by fermentation in the gut, and also harbor an anti-nausea effect. Fresh blueberries help constipation, whereas blueberry cordial will stop diarrhea (particularly great for sick children).

Strawberries are bursting with vitamin C and boost immunity, as well as boasting both anti-inflammatory and a cholesterol-lowering qualities.

Apple juice stills nausea and settles the stomach. Research also shows that the pectin in apples aids in prevention of colon cancer, and promotes a healthy digestive tract.

Mint, as we know and love, helps keep your stomach in order by reducing bloating and spasms. Add mint where you can, it’s wonderful for your gut!


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