3 Doctor-Designed Smoothies to Heal Your Gut and Reduce Inflammation

May 13th, 2015

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3 Doctor-Designed Smoothies

3 Doctor-Designed Smoothies to Heal Your Gut and Reduce Inflammation

Smoothies are my go-to breakfast foods. They’re quick and easy, can be prepared ahead of time, and can be customized to include as many nutrient-packed, gut-healing ingredients as you want!

Aside from making my smoothies with dark leafy greens, healthy fats like avocado, and anti-inflammatory foods like ginger, I also like to add certain supplements. It’s a perfect solution for when I’m on the go and find myself without time to take a bunch of capsules. I’ll throw in a tablespoon or two of collagenprotein powder for an extra boost, or—my favorite—a scoop of a daily probiotic powder (like this one). I keep my probiotics right next to my smoothie ingredients in the fridge–they last longer when refrigerated, but they’re actually shelf-stable up to 5 months. I don’t only use powders–sometimes I’ll break open a capsule of Immune Booster and add that to my smoothie too!

You can add any of these supplements to the recipes below. If you don’t have an autoimmune disease, or if you’ve already gone through 30 days on The Myers Way® and you’re ready to reintroduce a legume- or rice-based protein powder, you can throw in a few scoops for flavor and substance.

 

Purple Passion Smoothie

This smoothie is refreshing and slightly sweet. Banana and avocado give it a rich and creamy texture.

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk (or almond milk, if you tolerate nuts and are not on theThe Myers Way® Autoimmune Solution Protocol)
  • 2 cups purple kale 2 cups purple kale
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp avocado
  • 1/4 tsp probiotic powder
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  1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender.

 

Healthy Whole Veggie Juice

You don’t need a juicer to make this deliciously fresh vegetable juice! All you need is a blender and these nutrient-packed ingredients. Collagen is a great supplement for gut repair, and it dissolves easily into this smoothie.

Ingredients
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • 2 stalks kale
  • herbs of your choice (basil, mint, parsley, cilantro, or fennel)
  • 2 Tbsp The Myers Way® Collagen Protein (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp probiotic powder
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Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender.

 

Dr. Myers’ Favorite Gut-Healing Smoothie

I love this smoothie! It’s really basic, and easy to customize. If you prefer a different type of frozen fruit, you can substitute. If you’re like me, and you feel better with protein in the morning, add some protein powder (either plain or flavored).

Dr. Myers’ Favorite Gut-Healing Smoothie
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Dr. Myers’ Favorite Gut-Healing Smoothie
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Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 stalks red kale
  • 3 stalks dinosaur kale
  • 1/2 cup frozen berry mix (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries)
  • 1/4 tsp probiotic powder
  • 2 Tbsp The Myers Way® Collagen Protein (optional)
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  1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender.

 

When I’m traveling and don’t have access to a blender, I use Mend protein powder, or The Myers Way® Cleanse protein powder. It’s already flavored—all I do is mix it in a shake bottle with some almond milk, and it’s ready to go!

These protein powders are a great option if you’re reintroducing foods after completing 30 days on The Myers Way®, or if you don’t have an autoimmune disease and you’re looking for a way to cleanse. They’re filled with vitamins and anti-inflammatory compounds. The fact that they’re already flavored makes them especially good for kids, and children aren’t always the most compliant when it comes to taking supplements. I definitely recommend using a probiotic powder for children instead of capsules. Try an infant probiotic powder* for those with more sensitive stomachs, which is a little milder.

 

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  • Hi Dr. Myers,

    These smoothies sound great, and just in time for summer 🙂 I am just curious if you have a recommended brand of coconut milk or cream, because I have trouble finding products without additives like guar or xanthan gum or sodium carboxy methyl cellulose in the Trader Joe’s brand. Sometimes it seems like I’m sensitive to coconut products, other times I’m not sure, so I’m on the hunt for an affordable organic brand without additives.

    Thanks for your help and all that you do!
    Raeanne

    • Lynn Bakeman

      Please check your nut milks for the additive carrageenan and acid if it’s added! I buy hemp milk or cashew milk for their nice neutral flavor.

    • I use coconut milk in the can that is pure coconut milk

  • Anna Leontieva

    Dear Dr. Myers,

    I enjoy reading your book – it’s very informative. I was waiting for your article about using raw kale (or other Cruciferous vegetables). I love green smoothies or green juices but having Hashimoto stopping me to do so. What is your opinion on this?
    Thank you very much for all work you do.

    • I just wrote and posted an article on this yesterday
      – check Facebook and my blog

  • jerniegirl

    Just curious to know if the high oxalate ingredients in these recipes don’t mess up as many guts as they help?

  • Roberta

    What if you are already taking a probiotic regimine. Would using the complete probiotic powder be a problem? Would you just eliminate it?