Bloating is the worst. No one likes walking around feeling (and looking) like there’s a balloon in your gut.
Bloating can be caused by a number of factors, but these are the most common reasons:
- Eating too fast
- Eating too much
- Eating lots of fatty or rich foods
- Drinking through a straw
- Chewing gum
- Poor digestion
Whatever the reason, feeling bloated is uncomfortable and annoying.
So how do you get rid of bloating? Here are some tips:
- Eat slowly and smaller meals
- Avoid bloating foods (beans, processed foods, alcohol)
- Move more
- Try this smoothie!
Reduce Bloating With A Smoothie
Beat bloat with a tasty protein packed smoothie? Sure, why not.
This smoothie has just the right ingredients to help ease your tummy and if needed, get things moving again.
This green tropical fruit has been found to be very effective against bloating. Kiwi contains compounds that aid in the digestion of certain foods like meat and dairy. Better digestion means less bloating and discomfort. It may also help reduce IBS symptoms when consumed daily.
Bananas are one of the best foods for digestion and reducing bloat. Bananas are a great source of prebiotic fiber. This type of fiber helps feed the healthy bacteria in your gut. One study found that women who ate bananas daily had a 50% reduction in bloating after 60 days.
If you have bloating caused by lactose issues, then kefir is your friend. Besides containing probiotics, kefir contains lactase, an enzyme that helps break down lactose. One study found kefir could reduce bloating caused by lactose by 70%.
Next time you feel that bloat creeping in your gut, drink this smoothie. It may just be your new favorite bloat remedy!
- Serving size: one smoothie
- Calories: 256
- Carbs: 39
- Fiber: 7
- Protein: 27
- Fat: .5
- Sugar: 26
Feeling Bloated? An Easy Smoothie To Reduce Bloating
- Serves: 1
- Yield: 1 smoothie
- Prep Time: 5m
- Total Time: 5m
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
- 1/2 c vanilla kefir (non-fat by Lifeway)
- 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 banana, frozen (medium)
- 2 tbsp. blueberries
- 1 scoop Vanilla IdealLean Protein