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Healthy Smoothies for a Flat Belly

Try these simple smoothie recipes to boost your health and lose weight.

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If you struggle with weight loss, have gastrointestinal issues such as acid reflux or IBS, or simply don’t feel well much of the time, your natural gut bacteria could be out of whack, explains Sharecare expert Tasneem Bhatia, MD. These four smoothie recipes from Dr. Bhatia’s 2014 book, The 21-Day Belly Fix, can help promote good bacteria in your gut -- helping you feel better and trim your tummy, too. Each recipe serves one.

 

Banana Chocolate Smoothie

2 / 5 Banana Chocolate Smoothie

This simple smoothie recipe tastes like a chocolate-covered banana, but it’s high in protein and 100% guilt-free.

 Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana, frozen
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup water

Blend all ingredients until thoroughly combined, adding water until de­sired consistency is reached.

Nutritional Info

Calories 256; protein 17g protein; fat 5.35g; carbohydrates 39.61g; fiber 9.2g; sodium 141mg

Berry Blast Smoothie

3 / 5 Berry Blast Smoothie

This fruity smoothie has about half the fiber you need all day – which is great for digestion and lowering cholesterol.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened frozen strawberries
  • ½ medium avocado
  • 1 scoop plain protein powder
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • Water

Blend all ingredients until thoroughly combined. Add water for desired consistency.

Nutritional Info

Calories 289; protein 17g; fat 13.6g; carbohydrates 5.5g; fiber 14g; sodium 138mg

Tropical Colada Smoothie

4 / 5 Tropical Colada Smoothie

A regular pina colada can have nearly 1,000 calories, while this alcohol-free alternative has just over 200. Flat belly, here we come!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup frozen mango chunks
  • ½ cup cubed pineapple
  • 1 scoop tropical or plain flavored protein powder
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • ⅓ cup water

Blend all ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Nutritional Info

Calories 214; protein 16g; fat 3.4g; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 8.5g, sodium 132mg

Green Drink: The Sweet One

5 / 5 Green Drink: The Sweet One

Green drinks don’t have to taste like liquid salad. Oranges and bananas add sweetness to the kale in this recipe. Bananas are also great for the gut.

Ingredients

  • ½ medium banana
  • 1 small orange, peeled
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Chop fruit and blend with kale and water until liquefied. Add ice until desired consistency is reached.

Nutritional Info

Calories 155; protein 4.8g; fat 1g; carbohydrates 40g; fiber 7g; sodium 27mg