There’s a reason smoothies are the go-to breakfast, pre-workout, post-workout, or afternoon indulgence of choice for so many people—they’re delicious, convenient, satisfying, and endlessly customizable to virtually any preference or diet.
Gut health has been a buzzy topic lately, and with good reason—the gut contains over 70% of our immune system and most of our body’s happy-making hormone serotonin, and its processes make a major contribution to our overall health. There are plenty of ways to support gut health (shout out to our 3-in-1 gut health supplement, Synbiotic+), but we’re always in favor of a food-first nutrition philosophy, and these gut health smoothies are one of the best and easiest ways to keep good habits up.* (2)
If you’re looking for a general guide for optimal ingredient ratios, we put together a blueprint for how to build a nutritionally complete smoothie, but to make it extra-easy, here are 3 nutritionist-approved gut friendly smoothie recipes packed with thoughtful combinations of gut-loving ingredients (greens! fiber-rich carbs! yogurt and kefir!) to add to your rotation.
Pro tip: we’ve written these recipes with the ingredients listed according to our recommendations for how to layer them in your blender for the smoothest possible results. Liquids first always! (1)