The dream of every person is to have a flat stomach. So if we want to achieve optimal gut health, we must first have optimal health overall.
Nutritionists say that a proper diet combined with adequate exercise can be the right step in the path to a flatter stomach and optimal gut health.
In her book “Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach Drinks,” Danielle Capalino MSPH, RD, CDN give us 75 probiotic-rich low-FODMAP tonics, smoothies, infusions, and cocktails to improve our gut health and also, ensure a flat stomach.
Here are the 5 most delicious gut health drink recipes from the book.
Simple Vegetable Broth
Make a simple vegetable soup with tasty ingredients for about 6 servings. And not forget vegetable soup is also ideal for cooking low-FODMAP grains, such as rice and quinoa.
8 cups of water
1 ear of corn
½ cup scallions, green part only
½ cup leek, green part only
2 carrots, chopped roughly
2 parsnip, chopped roughly
1 medium celery stalk
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic-infused oil
– Heat the garlic-infused oil over medium heat and sauté the scallion and leek greens. Add all the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, cover the pot and lower the heat to a low simmer. Cook for at least one hour, or until flavorful.
When the soup is finished, remove the vegetables. Pour the broth into a container to store if you are not using it right away. There will be no layer to remove as in the chicken and beef broths.
COURTESY OF FREEPIK
Creamy, delicious and full with extra greens and flax, this drink is ideal for your diet.
1/4 cup strawberries
1/2 cup spinach, well washed
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. You can use any lactose-free milk if you want.
Who doesn’t want to have a yummy, satisfying anti-inflammatory cocoa drink after dinner? One of my favorite drinks from the book.
1 cup lactose-free milk, almond milk, or hemp milk
2 heaping teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
Heat the milk in a small saucepan over low heat or in a milk-frothing machine. Add the cocoa powder, coconut oil, and turmeric and stir to combine.
COURTESY OF HEALTHY GUT, FLAT STOMACH.
Perfect drink recipe with five low-FODMAP ingredients, for special occasions.
1-ounce tonic water
1-ounce fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon ginger simple syrup (optional)
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
3 ounces of soda water
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker and mix. Pour into a glass with ice and serve.
Hot Lemon Belly Aid
Lemon juice and ginger in hot water it’s my private mini spa treatment drink that I adore drinking every day.
1 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 slices fresh ginger, or 1/2 teaspoon ginger juice
Pure maple syrup (optional)
Boil the water in a small saucepan, add the lemon juice and ginger, and maple syrup, if using. If using sliced ginger, let steep for several minutes and then remove before drinking.