Gut Healing Blueberry Smoothie (Vegan, Paleo, AIP)

This Gut Healing Blueberry Smoothie is a delicious, nutritious way to start your day. The blueberries are combined with coconut yogurt, celery, cucumbers and apples. It’s nutrient dense, refreshing, alkalizing, and great for your microbiome. The taste is sweet and creamy and is filled with plenty of protein, fat,  fiber, and antioxidants to fill you up and make you feel amazing.

Gut Healing Blueberry Smoothie pouring with blender

Starting your day with a delicious, nutrient dense smoothie keeps you on track for the rest of the day. This gut-healthy smoothie is rich in probiotics and has no added sweeteners.

Feeding your body delicious, nutrient-packed goodness in the morning keeps you full and focused, with sustained energy for hours.

This creamy smoothie will help you feel and look your best with radiant skin, energy, focus, and good gut health.

Gut Healing Blueberry Smoothie in glass with celery stalk

Gut Healing Ingredients & Their Benefits

Wild Blueberries – I use frozen wild blueberries. They are smaller and more flavorful than regular blueberries because they have less water. Their frozen, deliciously sweet flavor makes the smoothie amazing.

Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and a compound called anthocyanin. These give the blueberries their deep blue/purple color and help reduce inflammation. Blueberries are the king of antioxidant foods helping to prevent cell damage.

Coconut Yogurt – Coconuts are cultured slowly with powerful probiotic strains giving them a mild tang and lots of probiotic fire-power! I like Cocojune Coconut Yogurt. If you eat dairy full fat yogurt is good or kefir.

Probiotic foods improve digestion and enhance absorption of vitamins and minerals. They boost your immune system and help reduce inflammation and allergies. 

Cucumbers – Use organic cucumbers if possible and leave the skin on for maximum nutrition.

Cucumbers are incredibly alkalizing. They neutralize acids and help keep your digestion strong. Cucumbers are rich in electrolytes and support cardiovascular, bone, and skin health. Their high water content is good for detoxification and helps prevent dehydration which zaps your energy. 

Celery – Organic celery is best since celery is among the top 12 most sprayed produce.

Celery detoxes your liver and helps keep your gut strong. It is rich in fiber and nutrients and helps lower cholesterol. Celery contains a unique compound called
3-n-butylphthalide (BuPh) that has a calming effect on your central nervous system that helps reduce anxiety. 

Gut Healing Blueberry Smoothie ingredients

Apples – Use unpeeled, organic Granny Smith Apples (green apples) They have less sugar and carbs, and more fiber, protein, potassium, iron, and vitamin K.

Apple skins contain pectin. It helps turn water into a thick gel in your intestines to soothe your digestive system resulting in significant and beneficial changes to gut microbes. It’s also helps balance blood sugar levels. Apples are high in procyanidins which reduce immune disorders such as allergies and autoimmune diseases through the lymphatic system.

Avocado – Blending avocado into this smoothie adds healthy fats and a creamy texture.  Their high fiber helps you feel full and burn fat, also manages your blood glucose and cholesterol levels.

Coconut Milk – Coconut milk is a good sources of healthy fats called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). I like Pacific Foods Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk. 
Canned coconut milk can be used if you want more purity but it’s quite rich. Other nut milks or oat milk can be used.

Good fat  helps lower inflammation, steady your blood sugar levels, keep you full longer, and makes your smoothie extra satisfying.

Protein – There are a few protein options to choose from. I like hemp seeds for vegan or collagen for paleo or AIP.  You can use your favorite protein powder.

Vanilla – Vanilla adds a delicious flavor. Use organic vanilla extract or vanilla powder for AIP. 

Medjool Dates –  Dates are nutrient rich, naturally sweet with no added sugar. Use 1 or 2. If your dates are dry, soak them in hot water for 5 minutes. This will help them soften up and be perfect for blending. While the dates are soaking you can get all your other ingredients ready.

They boost energy, increasing iron in the body, and aid digestion.

Gut Healing Blueberry Smoothie over view

Tips For Blending Your Smoothie

Add the coconut yogurt first.

Don’t add the frozen blueberries first as they will freeze at the bottom of the blender making it hard to blend.

Add the the rest of the ingredients with the coconut milk last. 

Blend in a high speed blender until smooth. Add more coconut milk if you want it thinner. 

Gut Healing Blueberry Smoothie ini blenderOptional Ingredients

  • Chia seeds: add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to your blueberry smoothie for additional healthy fats and fiber.
  • Spinach: if you’re looking to get more greens in your smoothie, add a handful or two of raw or cooked spinach. You won’t be able to taste it, but it will change the color of your smoothie to a brownish color.

You’re going to love this smoothie! It’s thick and creamy, nutrient dense, refreshing and alkalizing, great for your microbiome. You’ll find it’s super satisfying, naturally sweet and packed with protein and fiber. 

Is a delicious smoothie to make in the morning for a quick breakfast that will keep you going all day. It’s also good for a sweet healthy snack any time of the day. 

Gut Healing Blueberry Smoothie pouring half glass

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Gut Healing Blueberry Smoothie


  • Author: Ingrid DeHart
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Description

This Gut Healing Blueberry Smoothie is a delicious, nutritious way to start your day. The blueberries are combined with coconut yogurt, celery, cucumbers and apples. It will make you feel amazing.


Ingredients

Scale
  • ½ cup coconut yogurt
  • ½ cup cucumber chopped, peeled if not organic
  • 1 stalk organic celery, sliced
  • 1/2 organic Granny Smith apple, unpeeled and chopped
  • 1/4 small avocado, chopped
  • 12 large Medjool dates, pitted and softened if necessary
  • 1 tablespoon hemp hearts or collagen
  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • ½ teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup coconut milk, or nut milk of choice, or oat milk*

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender in the order listed above
  2. Blend until smooth, adding more milk to thin, if necessary.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
  4. You can double the recipe to serve 2.

 

Equipment

Notes

I use drinking coconut milk, like Pacific Foods Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk. 
Canned coconut milk can be used if you want more purity but it’s quite rich.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Paleo, AIP, Gluten-Free, Whole30

Keywords: gut healing blueberry smoothie, probiotics, blueberries, probiotic smoothie, coconut yogurt

 

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