Two tasty smoothie recipes for bloating




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For quite a while now, I’ve been feeling bloated. My stomach is usually flat, so I’m definitely noticing the tightness when wearing fitted clothing. It feels as if I’ve swallowed a ball. Therefore, I’m having to wear looser fitting dresses, skirts and elasticated trousers for comfort.

The bloating could be caused by many reasons. I found out quite a lot from doing lots of research using Google. What is reassuring is that I am not alone, many people experience bloatedness. I think you just need to alter your diet by reducing certain foods/ liquids, to see what is causing your stomach to feel stretched and uncomfortable. I would consider going to see a doctor first, so they can determine what could be the cause. When I went to visit my doctor, I was advised initially, to eat more fibre and cut out and try different foods. Everyone is different, and as I mentioned before, there could be many reasons why you are suffering from a bloated stomach. I recommend keeping a food diary for a week, in which you will make a note of everything you eat and how you feel afterwards. Pretty soon you should be able to spot a pattern and identify the culprit. If you want to read more about bloating, then I recommend reading this article. It’s very informative and should tell you everything you need to know.

At the moment, I am taking peppermint oil tablets and I’ve changed my diet slightly, to see if that makes any difference. However, that approach hasn’t produced any changes, so I’ve decided to try a few more ideas. To ward off the inflammation, I’ll be introducing the following foods into my diet: rice, banana, yoghurt, herbal tea, cucumber, papaya, lean meat & fish, whole grains and ginger.  These are all recommended as good bloat-blocking foods.  I’ll also be swapping my three meals to five smaller meals per day. It’s possible that my stomach is being overloaded with food and so produces too much gas to break down the food.

I do read other blogs (I follow blogs on Bloglovin’) and came across a fruit smoothie recipe, which was recommended to stop bloating. What a great idea, especially for summer. Plus, I love fruit and veggies, so drinking smoothies sounds like such a great way to help reduce the feeling of bloatedness. I could easily fit smoothies into my daily diet either for breakfast, or as an afternoon snack.  I thought I’d look into alternative ideas and have found these two tasty smoothie recipes for bloating. If you don’t like one of the recipes, then simply try the other. After I tried them, I found that I liked them both and also found them to be quite filling! They both have ingredients that soothe upset stomachs and fight water retention.

Two tasty smoothie recipes for bloating


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Raspberry mint refresher

This blend contains fresh mint and probiotics, which have been shown to soothe upset stomachs and aid digestion.


  • 1½ cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups of frozen raspberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint
  • 1 tsp probiotics (open capsules and sprinkle into blender)
  • small handful of ice

ADD all of the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Then pour into a glass and enjoy!



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Pineapple and Banana Smoothie

This mouthwatering smoothie calls for bananas and pineapple, two fruits that are famous for their ability to fight water retention.


  • 1 cup ripe bananas, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple (flesh and stem), coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice

COMBINE all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Then pour into a glass and enjoy!


I’d love to know if you have found this article beneficial and if you have tried any of the smoothie recipes. Do you have any lovely flavours which you’d like to share that have worked for you?

I’m so looking forward to wearing my fitted outfits without being conscious of my protruding tum!