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Happy Belly Shake

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Strengthen your immune system, improve your moods, and give your digestive system some TLC, by making this healthy, tasty and nutrient-packed Happy Belly Shake! You will thank yourself later.

Happy Gut Shake in a mason jar surrounded by ingredients on a cutting board

Recently, I wrote all about the importance of our gastrointestinal’s well-being in a post titled, “Why You Need To Know About Gut Health.”  (If you missed it, you can read that oh-so info packed article right HERE!) I love these Happy Gut Shakes so much that I make them in our home regularly lately. They keep us feeling great, healthy and energized.

Why this Recipe Works:

  • Made with tons of gut-boosting ingredients, this shake is just what you need to reset any stomach issues and improve your microflora.
  • Although the list of ingredients sounds long and involved, it’s totally worth it and makes for a super flavorful and filling snack. I have never met a person who doesn’t love this shake.

Why is it called a Happy Gut Shake?

  • These amazing shakes are loaded with ingredients that contribute to happy and healthy digestive systems. The cucumber, greens, cinnamon, parsley, ginger, apple cider vinegar, and glutamine powder are all so great for the belly.

Looking for other healthy vegan shake recipes? Then you have to try my:

How to Make my Happy Belly Shake:

1. Simply add all listed ingredients to a blender in the order they are listed and blend on high until smooth! Enjoy right away, or store in the fridge, covered, for up to three days.

Happy Gut Shake in a mason jar surrounded by ingredients on a cutting board

Top Tips for Making my Happy Belly Shake:

  • This shake is best enjoyed right away, but it will keep in the fridge for about three days.
  • If you don’t want to use or don’t have protein powder, feel free to leave it out. Keep in mind you may want to add some sweetener of some sort if you do leave it out, as most protein powders are sweetened. Pitted dates, monk fruit and maple syrup are all good choices.
  • Easily double this recipe if you’d like to make a couple of servings at once.
  • Turn this shake into a more frozen type treat by simply adding more ice.

Did you try this recipe? Please give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful! Thanks in advance. 

Vegan Gut Smoothie

Happy Belly Shake

Strengthen your immune system, improve your moods, and give your digestive system some TLC, by making this healthy and nutrient-packed Happy Belly Shake! You will thank yourself later.
 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Shakes, Vegan Smoothies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 16 oz. shake

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c. water (177 ml)
  • 3/4 c. non-dairy milk of choice (177 ml) I use cashew, almond, soy, or hemp
  • 1 rounded scoop vanilla flavored plant based protein powder
  • 1/3 of a large cucumber
  • a large handful of fresh or frozen kale or spinach
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ceylon cinnamon
  • 1-2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar or lemon juice (15-30 ml)
  • 1 piece of peeled fresh ginger, or 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. raw unsalted (hulled) pumpkin seeds
  • 5 grams glutamine powder (optional)
  • small handful of fresh parsley
  • handful of ice cubes

Instructions

  • Simply add all listed ingredients to a blender in the order they are listed and blend on high until smooth!

Notes

  • This shake is best enjoyed right away, but it will keep in the fridge for about three days.
  • If you don't want to use or don't have protein powder, feel free to leave it out. Keep in mind you may want to add some sweetener of some sort if you do leave it out since most protein powders are sweetened. Pitted dates, monk fruit and maple syrup are all good choices.
  • Easily double this recipe if you'd like to make a couple of servings at once.
  • Turn this shake into a more frozen type treat by simply adding more ice.
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Comments

Janice Hartmann

Hi Audrey!

Thanks for this yummy and healthy gut recipe!

We eat a lot of kale in soups and salads in our house, but I recently had a DEXA Scan where it was discovered that I have significant osteoporosis-osteopenia. I desperately want to avoid taking medicine, as my doctor wants me to take Fosomax, so was wondering if you could recommend a supremely good calcium supplement? Maybe bone strengthening exercises? I’m going to be a Grandmother soon, and want to make sure I’m around to care for my grandchild as well as my mom who lives with us and has dementia.

We plan on moving to Las Vegas, where our son and daughter in law live later this year, as the weather is much better and most importantly care for our new grandson!

Life has been pretty stressful to say the least… I dearly appreciate your feedback.

Thanks again,
Janice

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Janice, thanks for sharing your story. One of the very best things you can do for your bones is weight-bearing exercise at least three days a week. This includes weight lifting (even lighter weights will help), walking, dancing, running, or aerobics. As far as ingesting calcium, load up on leafy greens – pack smoothies with them, have them with meals and enjoy them in soups, each and every day. Broccoli, nonGMO soy products including soy milk, tofu and tempeh, and beans are all great sources of calcium, as well. I hope this helps and I wish you only the very best!

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Vicki Dale

Audrey
Gained 15 lbs during COVID lockdown and trying desperately to shed the extra weight. I am so clueless when it comes to carbs, nutrition talk seems like another language.
Any help or simple shakes would be so helpful. I am going to get your cookbook.
Thank you Vicki

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Vicki, check out the book Plantifully Lean by Plantiful Kiki. She has the same approach I do when it comes to every day eating. Hope this helps!

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