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Better Belly Coconut Mint Smoothie

With the vast assortment of foods that we tend to unload into our bellies, wouldn’t it be nice to know that our stomach contents are not working against us? Let our Better Belly Coconut Mint Smoothie provide some tummy comfort. It’s full of ingredients that help regulate digestion by stimulating or modifying the presence of stomach acids, and certain nutrient compounds present can protect your insides from dangerous microbes.

Slurping the great-tasting Better Belly Coconut Mint Smoothie is an excellent precursor of a serious detox program. It serves as fast relief for belly aches or cold/flu stomach symptoms, as well. Additionally, watermelon and coconut water ingredients give this coconut smoothie hydrating power to help reduce bloating or facilitate improved fluid and fecal elimination.

The Better Belly Coconut Mint Smoothie is a medicinal marvel. It packs a cozy array of belly-healing contents, like mint and goji powder. This mint smoothie also boasts an amazing balance of both sweet and sour tropical flavors. For the ultimate coconut mint smoothie experience, spend a bit of prep time removing seeds from the watermelon cubes and cherries, and pull off the bulkier stalks from the mint bunch before blending. Also, be sure to pulse the sliced green apple well if you decide to leave in the skin for more fiber, which is a great idea if weight loss and weight maintenance are your health goals.

Better Belly Coconut Mint Smoothie

  • Servings: 1
  • Ready In: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 2 teaspoons goji powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 sliced green apple
  • 1 small bunch mint

Health Benefits

  • Watermelon: consistently demonstrates gastroprotective potential against ulceration.

  • Cherries: are rife with bioactive compounds that protect the digestive system against microbial activity, especially in the large intestine.

  • Goji: can improve gastrointestinal regularity by easing constipation symptoms.

  • Coconut: fatty acids reduce fungal colonization, while coconut water helps to stabilize fluids.

  • Green apple: phytochemical catechin has the potential to inhibit or delay the onset of tumor formation.

  • Mint: when consumed regularly, can help correct gastrointestinal disorders and prevent the spread of microbial infections.

Instructions

  1. Pour a 1/2 cup of coconut water into your blender or food processor.
  2. Include 1 cup of cubed watermelon and 1 cup of frozen cherries.
  3. Add 1 sliced green apple and 1 small bunch of mint, rinsed.
  4. Scoop 2 teaspoons of goji powder into the mix.
  5. Blend ingredients until mixture is smooth.
  6. Pour and enjoy!

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