10 IBS-Friendly Teas & Smoothies
It can be extremely challenging to find foods that won't trigger IBS symptoms. It can be even more difficult to find safe foods that are also delicious and provide nutrients the body needs. Not to worry though! Teas and smoothies to the rescue! Tea can be soothing, and smoothies are the perfect way to get a concentrated, easier-to-digest food source in a few ounces. Check out these ten IBS-friendly teas and smoothie recipes!
1. Lemon & Ginger Tea
When my stomach is feeling a little upset I find that this tea helps settle things down. It’s perfect to warm you up in winter but can also be served chilled over ice in summer for a refreshing drink. The recipe can be found here.
2. Matcha Latte
If you are looking for a warm and cosy hug in a mug, then try a Matcha Latte! Unlike regular green tea leaves that are infused in water and then discarded, matcha tea is powdered green tea leaves that you actually consume whole. It does contain caffeine just as regular green tea does so it may pay to be cautious if you are sensitive to caffeine. The recipe can be found here.
3. Turmeric Latte
Turmeric can be used to treat inflammation naturally. It can also assist in stimulating the digestive process and reduce abdominal discomfort. Ginger can also help with digestion, reducing bloating, flatulence, nausea, and cramping. I find that having a little every day helps me to manage my IBS, plus it tastes delicious in this easy to make drink!. The recipe can be found here.
4. Strawberry Ginger Citrus Tea
I used lemon ginger tea bags as the foundation of my drink. I really wanted to include ginger because it soothes my stomach and is known to have many health benefits. What’s great about this beverage is that when I have friends over, I can serve them a drink that they would like but that also won’t affect me as bad as sugary drinks from the store. Try out this recipe if you’re looking for an alternative drink that will help soothe your tummy and everyone can enjoy. The recipe can be found here.
5. Iced Lemon Ginger Tea with Mint
Looking for an ice cold beverage that is not only refreshing, but soothing to the stomach? Every ingredient in this drink is natural and has anti-inflammatory properties, which is great for IBS sufferers. The recipe can be found here.
6. Chocolate Turmeric Smoothie
This may look like a simple chocolate smoothie, but it actually includes some gut health spices to help with IBS symptoms. Turmeric, ginger and cinnamon help reduce inflammation, bloating and abdominal discomfort and support digestion. The recipe can be found here.
7. Peanut Butter Smoothie
Sipping a smoothie in-between meals definitely helps keep energy up and provides with much needed nutrients. The recipe can be found here.
8. Green Smoothie
Find it hard to get your veggies and fruits in on a daily basis? Say no more! If you suffer from IBS-C, then you might be interested in this GREEN Smoothie! The recipe can be found here.
9. Strawberry Smoothie
For many IBS-D patients, like myself, we suffer from not getting the proper nutrients into our bodies due to poor digestion. When we convert solid fruits and vegetables into a smoothie, then it allows us to properly digest the food and nutrients into our system. The recipe can be found here.
10. Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
It’s a delicious drink and contains enough fiber so if you’re an IBS sufferer having trouble using the toilet, then this should be just the right remedy to get you going. Also, it’s a great meal substitute for breakfast or lunch! The recipe can be found here.
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