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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Shakes, Vegan Smoothies
Servings: 1 16 oz. shake


  • 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


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


  • 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.