Recipes from Drink Your Way to Gut Health

RECIPES SHARED ON PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS BY author Molly Morgan from her book Drink Your Way to Gut Health – 140 Delicious Probiotic Smoothies & Other Drinks That Cleanse & Heal. Her website is www.mollymorganrd.com.

 

BLUEBERRY CINNAMON CRUSH

1 c. low-fat or nonfat plain Greek yogurt

½ c. low-fat or nonfat milk

1 c. frozen blueberries

1 T. agave nectar

½ t. ground cinnamon

4 or 5 ice cubes

Combine the yogurt and milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the blueberries, agave, cinnamon, and ice cubes. Blend until icy and smooth. Divide between 2 glasses and serve, or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 or 4 days. It is best to enjoy smoothies immediately after making, although they can be saved in the refrigerator for up to 3 or 4 days. Before serving, stir the smoothie well. Serves 2 (1 cup each). Each serving is 180 calories. Complete nutrition facts can be found in the book.

 

OATMEAL COOKIE SMOOTHIE

1 c. vanilla low-fat or nonfat yogurt, or kefir

¼ c. old-fashioned oats

¼ c. raisins

½ c. low-fat or nonfat milk

¼ t. ground cinnamon

4 or 5 ice cubes

 

Combine the smoothie, oats, and raisins in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the milk, cinnamon, and ice cubes. Blend again until icy and frothy. Divide between 2 glasses and serve, or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 or 4 days. Due to the oats, the texture will be slightly coarse. Makes 2 servings (1 cup each). It is 220 calories per serving and complete nutrition facts can be found in the book.

 

TART CHERRY KEFIR

1 c. frozen dark cherries

½ c. plain kefir

½ c. 100 percent tart cherry juice

4 or 5 ice cubes

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until icy and smooth. Divide between 2 glasses and serve, or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 or 4 days. Serves 2 (1 cup each). Each serving is 110 calories. Complete nutrition facts can be found in the book.

 

CREAMY WATERMELON SMOOTHIE

3 c. cubed watermelon

½ c. low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt

8 ice cubes

1 to 2 t. honey (optional)

Combine the watermelon, yogurt, and ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth. If additional sweetness is desired, add the honey and blend again until combined. Divide between 2 glasses and serve immediately. Serves 2 (1 ½ c. each). It is 100 calories per serving and complete nutrition facts are listed in the book.

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