The Necessary Ingredients
To make one serving of this flavourful debloating smoothie, you will need:
- Half a peeled and cored pineapple
- Half a cucumber
- A quarter of a peeled and pitted papaya
- One and a half cups of freshly chopped ginger
- Two cups of coconut water
- A teaspoon of turmeric powder
Blend and Enjoy the Delicious Smoothie
The recipe for this smoothie is as simple as they get. Place all the named ingredients into a blender and blend until you get a smooth mixture. If you’re using frozen fruit, you can skip adding the ice. Alternatively, you can add a few cubes of ice to your glass before pouring the smoothie in to keep it cool a bit longer on a hot day. The taste will be fresh, mainly tropical, with a bit of heat from the ginger.
How Each Ingredient Helps
The ingredients chosen for this tasty smoothie can help settle a bloated stomach. Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain that can help aid digestion. Papaya is full of fiber and protein, and another digestion-aiding protein called papain. The high levels of potassium in the cucumber can block the bloating effects of sodium. Lastly, both turmeric and ginger have excellent anti-inflammatory properties that quickly help reduce bloating. All these ingredients are also rich in a variety of vitamins and fiber, so this delicious drink is a healthy snack for any time you feel like enjoying some tropical flavors.