The truth is we all love smoothies. We love to use them as a way to get in our daily greens, throw some seeds in there and pretty much our entire pantry if the flavor can be masked by a banana. Banana, peanut butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, spinach, almond milk, the list goes on and on for our favorite smoothie ingredients. Were thinking we’ve created the best of everything in one. What we are not thinking about is that’s a lot of different qualities of food for our digestive system to make sense of. Not to mention were probably adding ice which creates a rough, cold and hard environment inside our bodies.
Ayurveda encourages simple foods and not overloading our systems with food combinations. So smoothies are not usually high on the recommendations list. However we know they are a healthy snack or a convenient breakfast on the go. Try these tips with your next smoothie recipe to keep your digestive system feeling happy, healthy and ready absorb all those nutrients your providing.
- Try it without ice
- Add extra herbs or spices
- Keep it simple
Check out this recipe for a specially balancing Pitta blend.
- 1 cup mango
- Handful of fresh mint leaves (5-8)
- Half sliced cucumber
- Coconut milk
*Add some rolled oats if trying it for breakfast to satiate Pittas extra hunger throughout the morning.