Best Green Smoothie Recipe for Upset Stomach

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This is the best green smoothie recipe for an upset stomach! It’s not only good for an upset tummy, it also tastes delicious. Many are afraid of drinking a green smoothie, expecting a bad experience. I’m here to tell you that green smoothies can actually be really yummy!

 

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I spent my Easter vacation on our family cabin up in the mountains. It was still snowy enough to go skiing, although we didn’t much feel like it. We are ready for Summer, lighter clothes and fresher food. I ended up getting sick on our way up to the cabin, so I didn’t do much skiing either. I’ve therefore felt really under the weather, with an upset stomach and very nauseous.

 

What better way to cure an upset tummy than with this perfect green smoothie recipe!

 

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Best Green Smoothie Recipe

 

This green smoothie recipe is as easy as any other smoothie recipes. You blend the ingredients together. If you feel that the smoothie gets too thick, you add more liquid, and if it’s too thin, you add more veggies or fruit.

 

Pouring pineapple juice into green smoothie recipe

 

It is best to blend the leafy green (spinach in this case) along with the liquid first. This way we make sure that there’s no yucky spinach blobs in your smoothie. Whenever this is all smooth, go ahead and add in your other fruits and vegetables. I like to taste before pouring into glasses in case I’d like to make any adjustments.

 

Flatlay of green smoothie in process

 

To make it a green smoothie bowl instead, just add less liquid. Add just enough liquid for your smoothie to blend nicely. This will depend a little on your blender. I also like to add 2 tbsp of almond flour to give it a nice body. A smoothie bowl is literally just a thick smoothie that you can eat with a spoon instead of drinking it with a straw. It’s delicious and can feel more filling than a regular smoothie.

 

Green Smoothie pouring into glass.

 

What Ingredients are Good for an Upset Stomach

 

To make this green smoothie best for an upset stomach, here’s a list of ingredients that are good for just that:

 

  • Bananas – easily digestible, great source for potassium, rich in pectin. All good for upset tummies without getting into the gritty details.
  • Ginger – we’ve all heard ginger is fantastic for nausea, it’s also immune boosting
  • Cucumber – when we’re sick (which we often are when we have upset stomachs), dehydration is a bigger problem. Adding cucumber is a great way of hydrating your green smoothie / body.
  • Coconut Water – very hydrating and high in potassium and magnesium. ALSO DELICIOUS.
  • Mint – the menthol in mint can help with the muscle spasms, gas relieving. Yeah, you get it.
  • Natural Yoghurt – help restoring the balance in your stomach with good bacteria. If you want it vegan or just lactose free, you can always just skip the yoghurt.
  • Pineapple juice – breaks down protein faster, helps with digestion, reducing bloating
  • Mango – highest amount of dietary fiber, awesome for digestion
  • Fennel – can help relaxing the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and aid digestion. BE AWARE, that fennel tastes super strong of licorice. It will alter the smoothie, so this is a completely optional step. However, if you’re stomach is really upset, I’m highly recommending adding a small pinch to the smoothie.
  • Papaya – rich in proteolytic enzymes, which can help the digestive process. I am honestly not a fan of the taste of papaya, so I’m skipping it. But feel free to swap mango with papaya!
  • Oats – some good-for-you slow-releasing carbs. I decided I didn’t want oats in this particular smoothie, as it gets a little heavier. If you want more of a meal out of this delicious green smoothie recipe, I would add 1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats into the blender along with the fruit.

 

 

How to Get a Green Smoothie to Taste Good

 

LEMON. Okay, there, I said it. Adding lemon, or lime helps enhance the flavor A TON. The acid in the citrus help balance out the rest of the ingredients. Without adding such ingredients as lemon or lime, whatever you’re making can feel very meh and bland. Just a little splash of citrus can make the whole difference. That is also why I have lemon juice in my easy rosemary sun dried tomato pasta, and lime in my super delicious guacamole, I also had lime in my sweet and spicy hot orange drink, because it felt a little meh without it and BAM SO GOOD with lime. The acid in a tart green apple such as a Granny Smith can also help.

 

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What’s important to note on acid in general, is that it’s not all that good for your tummy when it’s larger quantities. Small quantities, however, can actually help with your digestion and can naturally heal an upset stomach. That is why it’s just a small amount in this green smoothie recipe.

 

The Best Green Smoothie Recipes

 

There are tons of green smoothie recipes out there. I’ve here compiled a list of other green smoothies that are super tasteful and next on my extensive food bucket list!

 

 

Green smoothie recipe with lemon wedge on glass rim.

 

There’s tons of ways to customize your smoothies. It’s usually a blend of whatever you have in your vegetable drawer and fruit bowl on that particular day. I really hope you will enjoy this green smoothie as much as I do. I’m honestly just about to go out the door and get me some more spinach so I can make another batch asap!

 

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Other Ways to Enjoy Your Fruits:

 

Mango Pineapple Smoothie Birsd's eye view of a beige plate with one small bowl of yoghurt, a drizzle of granola and a baked grapefruit. A hand scooping up a piece with a spoon. Light wooden background Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese and Mint

Easy Delicious Blackberry Syrup Easy Homemade Luscious Lemon Curd Cucumber Pomegranate Vodka Lemonade + Mocktail

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The Best Green Smoothie Recipe for Upset Stomach

This is the best green smoothie recipe for an upset stomach! It's not only perfect for an upset tummy, it also tastes super delicious and healthy.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast & Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green smoothie, healthy smoothie
Servings: 3
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach fresh. Or 2 large handfuls
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice 125 ml
  • 1/2 cup coconut water or regular water. 125 ml
  • 1 cup water 250 ml
  • 3 tbsp greek yoghurt or coconut cream. May also just be optional
  • 1 cup mango frozen. 250 ml
  • 1 banana ripe
  • 3/4 cucumber
  • 1 inch ginger cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh mint
  • pinch fennel seeds optional*

Instructions

  • Blend the leafy green (spinach in this case) along with the liquid first. This way we make sure that there's no yucky spinach blobs in your smoothie.
  • Whenever this is all smooth, go ahead and add in your other fruits and vegetables.
  •  I like to taste before pouring into glasses in case I'd like to make any adjustments. If you feel that the smoothie gets too thick, you add more liquid, and if it's too thin, you add more veggies or fruit.

Notes

* Note that fennel has a strong licorice taste. You don't need much before you can taste it, so just a small pinch would be advisable. Fennel is great for an upset stomach, but you may omit it if you don't want to risk the fennel flavor.
 
** You can also make it as a smoothie bowl, just reduce the amount of liquid to just as little as your blender can take. Then add in 2 tbsp of almond flour. Top with fresh fruit and nuts!
 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/3
Servings Per Container 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 8.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.9g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 27.3g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
Sugars 18.8g
Protein 4.1g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. If you have any specific dietary concerns, please consult with your healthcare practitioner.



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