If you enjoyed an enormous dinner last night or if something you ate didn’t agree with you, sip on this debloating smoothie.
Made with papaya, the enzymes from the subtly sweet fruit help with digestion and prevent constipation. Throw in some pineapple, another tropical fruit that relieves belly bloat, and your stomach is soon to find relief.
The relief does not stop there — anyone who has ever been bloated can probably attest that too much sodium has played a role. Due to their potassium-rich content, banana and coconut water will help flush out the excess sodium. But if your bloating is caused by constipation, you’ll be happy to know fiber-rich spinach is one of the main ingredients. This simple and sweet smoothie will ease your tummy in no time, and it’s under 250 calories.
Use fresh pineapple and papaya if possible to preserve the natural enzymes.
1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 cup papaya
1 frozen banana
1/4 cucumber (with skin)
1 cup chilled coconut water (or 4 coconut water ice cubes and 1/2 cup chilled coconut water)
2 cups spinach
4 ice cubes
- Puree everything in a blender until smooth.
- Enjoy immediately.