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.

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.

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).

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.

Doctor Designed Anti-Inflammatory and Gut Healing Smoothie

Doctor Designed Anti-Inflammatory and Gut Healing Smoothie

Servings

1

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened flax milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup fresh papaya
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 inch fresh turmeric root
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 scoop L-Glutamine powder (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp probiotic powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the flax milk in the blender first and then add the remaining ingredients.
  2. If you have a Vitamix or other high-speed blender, you will not need to grind the nuts or seeds prior. If you do not have a powerful blender, I recommend grinding the nuts and seeds in a coffee grinder before placing them in the blender.