Don’t you just love a good smoothie recipe? I know I do, especially when it’s healthy! I think most people could benefit from a daily smoothie because they are such a great way to pack in a ton of nutrients! That’s why we put this round up of 9 happy gut smoothie recipes together that are not only delicious but also Registered Dietitian approved!
Kiwi Banana Smoothie
Let’s get this party started with this happy gut smoothie from Registered Dietitian, Kelsey Sackmann. This smoothie has a beautiful green hue that comes from using kiwi and spinach. I think a drop or two of pure peppermint extract would add a nice touch to this recipe as well! The greek yogurt in the recipe is a good source of probiotics, protein, and calcium.
Easy Cinnamon Apple Smoothie Bowl
Let’s not forget that smoothie bowls can be equally amazing! Most smoothie recipes can be transformed into a smoothie bowl by simply adding less liquid or adding more frozen fruit. Easy peasy!
Smoothie bowls provide endless options for personalization and creativity! Registered Dietitian, Allison Herries from Bite Out of Life Nutrition, recommends toppings such as; dark chocolate chips, pumpkin seed granola, chia seeds, pecans, and almond butter.
This easy cinnamon apple smoothie bowl gives me all the feels for the Fall season! The fresh apples in this smoothie bowl are a great source of soluble fiber, which adds to the gut healing properties of this meal.
Healthy Milkshake with Superfoods
If you’re feeling adventurous, this recipe incorporates an optional moringa-infused protein powder. According to Registered Dietitian, Jenna Volpe, Moringa is shown to be beneficial in the natural prevention and treatment of digestive issues, inflammation, and other conditions.
She notes that while Moringa may not be the superfood for you, there are many other options to choose from, such as; cacao, matcha, chia, hemp, flax, turmeric, and chia seeds to name a few.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie
You had me at peanut butter and jelly! This recipe by Registered Dietitian and founder of The Flourished Table, Elise Harlow, is packed with fiber to help nourish the gut microbiome and healthy fats that are good for your brain, skin, and hair. Elise also walks us through various ways to modify this high fiber smoothie to suit individual taste preferences.
5-Minute Kefir Breakfast Smoothie
Registered Dietitian, KeyVion Miller, has the ultimate happy gut smoothie with this 5-minute Kefir breakfast smoothie! Kefir is a great source of probiotics, the beneficial bacteria for the gut. It also helps support digestion and improve gut health in those with gut disorders. Miller describes Kefir as tart and tangy. Yummy!
Healthy Blueberry Smoothie with Almond Butter
We are only half way there in this Registered Dietitian approved, happy gut smoothie recipe roundup! So don’t stop reading now!
If you’re looking for a high fiber, high protein gut healing smoothie that’s also high in antioxidants, this one is for you! Registered Dietitian, Melissa Traub, incorporates flax seeds into this recipe, which not only provide extra fiber but also a healthy dose of Omega, which is beneficial in reducing inflammation.
World’s Easiest Anti-Anxiety Smoothies
You may be surprised to hear that there is a connection between the gut and brain. Did you know that you can make a gut healthy smoothie that also helps with mental wellness! Know you know!
In this compilation of happy gut smoothie recipes, Registered Dietitian, Anna Sramek, shares her top 3 smoothie recipes for anxiety. Sramek’s “build your own smoothie guide” is packed with gut healthy ingredients that you can mix and match in your anti-anxiety smoothie.
High Protein Chocolate Berry Smoothie
I’m not sure about you, but just reading the name of this smoothie makes my mouth water! Chocolate and berries…how could you possibly go wrong with that?
This high protein, high fiber smoothie from Registered Dietitian, Jackie Silver, packs a strong nutritional punch! The berries, greek yogurt, cocoa, and flax are all perfect for a gut healing smoothie that’s not only nutritious, but delicious!
I love how Jackie incorporates adaptive feeding equipment for people with physical disabilities in this recipe and throughout her website!
Papaya Creamsicle Smoothie
Last but not least, we will wrap us this gut healthy smoothie party with this delightful recipe from ZEST Nutrition owned by Registered Dietitian, Colleen Wysocki-Woods.
This low FODMAP smoothie recipe is rich in protein, vitamin C, and fiber and is perfect for individuals that struggle with irritable bowel syndrome. Colleen also discusses orange juice, milk, and protein powders that are best for low FODMAP recipes!
That wraps up this round up of Registered Dietitian approved happy gut smoothie recipes! Now that I’ve connected you to these amazing websites and dietitians, make sure to check out other healthy recipes on their sites that are sure to get your taste buds popping while nourishing your body at the same time!
Be sure to share your favorite recipe from this round up in the comments! Until next time!
Angela Lewis Lago MS, RDN, LDN is a Registered Dietitian. She specialized in Clinical Nutrition Management , Malnutrition, Gut Health and Mental Wellness. Angela holds a Master’s of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.