If you suffer from bloating, gas, or other forms of digestive distress, this banana pear smoothie might be just the thing you need to show your tummy a little TLC.
When bananas are fully ripe, they provide the body with beneficial prebiotics called fructooligosaccharides (FOS). FOS feed friendly bacteria in the digestive system, and can fend off growth of pathogens like yeast.
Pears are also used for mild digestion problems and ginger helps ease upset stomachs, improves digestion, reduces stomach gas and flatulence and thus reduces bloating.
Banana Pear Smoothie Recipe
– 3 ripe pears, seeded and chopped
– 2 ripe bananas
– 1 frozen banana
– 2 pitted medjool dates
– 2 inches fresh ginger root
– 1/2 cup cucumber
– 1 celery stalk
– 1 cup coconut water or filtered water
Put all of the above ingredients into a blender and blend for 30-60 seconds or until smooth and creamy.