Pitaya is a hot fruit right now! It’s vibrant fuschia hue has it all over social media. It’s so pretty it’s inspiring, like some exotic delicacy!
Pitaya (dragon fruit) is not only high in fiber, but it also acts like a prebiotic in the gut, helping good bacteria to thrive. Because of these tummy-friendly benefits, I like to make this Tight Tummy Pitaya Smoothie with other good-for-your-belly ingredients for breakfast in the morning to help reduce bloating during the day. Gut health is at the core (no pun intended…) of your overall wellbeing.
The other gut healthy ingredients + their benefits:
Organic Kefir- this fermented drink is packed with a variety of types of microbiota, making it one of the most beneficial probiotic foods available.
Psyllium Husk Powder- helps keep everything moving smoothly… with it’s high fiber content. It also expands in the smoothie, making it thicker and more satiating, keeping you feeling full + for longer.
Glutamine Powder- is a vital nutrient for intestinal repair, helps heal ulcers + leaky gut, curbs cravings for sugar + alcohol.
Be good to your tum + whip up this smoothie for yourself!
Tight Tummy Pitaya Smoothie
1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup organic Kefir (coconut, goat or cow milk)
1 packet of frozen, unsweetened Pitaya (I like the Pitaya Plus brand)
1/4 cup frozen rasberries
1/4 cup frozen strawberries
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 scoop plant based vanilla protein
1 tsp psyllium husk powder
1 scoop glutamine
When blending strawberries, leave on the leaves! Yup! They’re not only edible but also contain trace minerals and vitamins, such as iron, calcium and vitamin C that are super important for your health. You won’t taste them either, promise.
While you’re feeling so inspired with your beautiful, exotic, tummy-tightening yumminess… I want to challenge you to write down three things you can add to your life that will help nourish you (not including food). And three things that you need to remove from your “system” that “bloat” your life… Following me?
We all have things specific to us that help us thrive + other things that slow us down and keep us from being our best. For example- maybe your nourishing things are an encouraging best friend, hiking, spending quality time with family, giving back to others, or having a pamper-me session once a week. Maybe some of the bloat in your life is comparing yourself to others on social media, thinking negative thoughts about yourself, that one or two too many drinks on the regular, or the negative friend that always drains your energy. It’s great practice to actively acknowledge those things in your life so you can take in more of the good and flush out more of the bad. Write it down and then start taking action today.
In Health, Happiness + Bright Pink Food,