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The Best Healthy Smoothie for Gut Health

The Best Healthy Smoothie for Gut Health is creamy, delicious, and crafted to help support digestive wellness. The peaches and ground golden flaxseed provide 14 grams of protein and 5.5 grams of fiber. It’s sweet and satisfying and will soon be part of your morning breakfast roundup!

Large glass of smoothie peach smoothie with a pitcher of smoothie

Many people suffer from digestive problems such as constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), partially due to the standard American diet, which is low in fiber and healthy omega-3 fats. Also, if you are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease, restoring healthy gut function is essential. After graduating as a nutrition consultant, I took an advanced Digestive Wellness course with Dr. Liz Lipski. I learned much about dietary changes and supplements to support a healthy gut. The health of your Microbiome ecosystem also impacts mental health.

This carefully designed gut-friendly smoothie is a satisfying option to help support a healthy digestive system. It’s similar to a constipation smoothie. I didn’t add greens to this smoothie as many people get gaseous when combining dairy with greens and fruit. I do better with either a green smoothie or a fruit smoothie. Everyone is different due to bio-individuality, so only you know your digestive system! If you like these gut-healthy smoothies, you might also enjoy our Kefir Smoothie with Raspberries!

*This is not to be construed as medical advice. Always consult your medical doctor.

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Ingredients

Gut-healthy ingredients for your peach banana yogurt smoothie:

  • Fresh Peaches – If you use frozen peaches, omit the ice
  • Banana
  • Ground Flax Seeds – anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy fats
  • Plain, Low-fat Greek Yogurt (You can use any unsweetened Yogurt, Dairy or Non-Dairy)
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pure Stevia Powder– I used Stevia Powder to lower the sugar. You can also substitute maple syrup or honey. Just a smidgeon of stevia powder is equal to one teaspoon of honey.
  • Ice
  • Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, dairy milk, or your favorite plant-based milk

Expert Tip

When selecting yogurt for your Gut Healthy Smoothie, choose yogurt with no added fillers or sugar. Choose plain, greek yogurt for higher protein content.

When choosing stevia powder select a pure stevia powder with no added fillers. We love Stevia Select Pure Organic Stevia Powder.

What’s Special About this Smoothie?

  • It has a creamy texture and filling and is easy to make!
  • Great for a Healthy Breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up!
  • Ground Flaxseed adds anti-inflammatory fat and healthy fiber.
  • Yogurt has protein, is good for the immune system, and probiotics for digestive health.
  • Gluten-Free and Vegetarian. Vegan if you use Coconut Yogurt.
  • According to Rutgers University, peaches are a Vitamin C and beta-carotene source. Stone fruits and vegetables help with regularity.
  • Peaches are delicious and have low calories, at about 60 per peach.

How to Make This Morning Smoothie for Gut Health

Step 1 – Cut fresh peaches into wedges and add to a High-Speed Blender.

Peaches for a gut health smoothie

Step 2—Add Yogurt, Ground Flaxseed, Vanilla, Almond Milk, Banana, and Ice to the Blender. For Best Results, Blend until Smooth and Creamy!

FAQ

Can I make this Peach Banana Yogurt Smoothie with non-dairy Yogurt?

You can use Dairy-Free Coconut or Soy Yogurt or omit it entirely and add an extra half Banana. However, unsweetened yogurt provides beneficial bacteria contributing to a healthy microbiome and overall gut health.

Can I use Frozen Peaches in this Gut-Friendly Smoothie?

If you use frozen peaches, omit the ice. It will be delicious!

Do you need to peel the Peaches in a Peach Smoothie?

I never do. If you wash and blend the peaches in a high-speed blender, the peach skins will be almost invisible.

What type of Yogurt is best in a Peach Yogurt Smoothie?

Unsweetened Greek Yogurt adds creaminess, good bacteria, and protein. You can also use any dairy or non-dairy unsweetened yogurt.

Can I use an Avocado instead of a Banana in this Smoothie?

Of course! It may change the color and not be quite as sweet.

Why use Stevia without Erythritol?

There was a recent study linking Erythritol to stroke and heart attack. “The degree of risk was not modest,” said lead study author Dr. Stanley Hazen, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Prevention at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute.

Can you add Peanut Butter to this Healthy Peach Yogurt Smoothie?

Peanut Butter tastes great in everything! Peanut Butter would also be delicious in this smoothie. Almond butter would also be great!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this Smoothie for Gut Health Recipe.

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The Best Healthy Smoothie for Gut Health

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This Smoothie for Gut Health uses fresh peaches blended with bananas, yogurt, vanilla, and more to create this delicious, healthy, digestion-friendly breakfast! If you love peaches and bananas, this healthy smoothie is for you!

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Smoothies
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Anti-inflammatory Diet
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • Peaches – 3 fresh peaches cut into wedges 
  • One Medium Banana 
  • One Cup Unsweetened Yogurt – I used Lowfat Greek Yogurt 
  • Ground Flaxseed – 2 Tablespoons (I used Bob’s Mills)
  • Pure Vanilla Extract – One Teaspoon 
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk – 2 Cups (or Milk of Choice)
  • Ice – 2 Cups 
  • Pure Stevia Powder – 2 smidgeons or about 1/8th of a teaspoon of pure stevia powder. (Alternately, you can use 2 tablespoons of maple syrup) 

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Pulse a few times on low to set the blending started. Then turn Blender on high, combining all elements until well blended. 

Notes

If you prefer your Smoothie thicker, add a cup of ice. Alternatively, you can drop the ice to one cup instead of two if you use frozen peaches. 

*Use unsweetened dairy or non-dairy yogurt. 

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