If you’re working on your gut health or digestion, try this delicious Gut Health Smoothie full of health-promoting ingredients! With both prebiotic and probiotic ingredients, this is a smoothie you can feel good about drinking.

a green smoothie in a jar with a straw.

Smoothies can be a great way to support good gut health. Whether you are recovering from an infection or you need to boost your digestion, this particular recipe should help.

Smoothies are also great for gut health because they are blended which is perfect for people with digestive issues. This means that you digestive system doesn’t have to do as much work to break down the ingredients to absorb the nutrients.

Best of all, this healthy green smoothie tastes great and can serve as an easy way to boost your overall nutrition. This is just one of my favorite healthy digestion smoothies.

Almond Milk

Almond milk makes a great base for this smoothie and helps create a creamy texture. You can use whatever type of milk you like best, including dairy milk or any other type of non-dairy milk like nut or seed milk.

If you have irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, digestive problems, or abdominal pain after consuming dairy milk or yogurt, then try using a dairy-free version instead.

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt contains live probiotics and good bacteria, which are known to support the gut microbiome, enhancing digestive health and immune function.

Feel free to use a non-dairy version if you don’t consume dairy products. You’ll still get the same active probiotics and beneficial bacteria even from non-dairy yogurt (just be sure to use one with active cultures or live cultures).

Kiwi and Apple

Kiwi and apples are high in dietary fiber, which promotes healthy bowel movements and supports a balanced gut microbiota. Kiwi specifically has been studied for its positive effects on bowel regularity and digestive health.

Both of these fruits add natural sweetness to the smoothie, along with grams of fiber and vitamin C.


Avocado is rich in monounsaturated fats and fiber, both of which are beneficial for heart health and may aid in maintaining a healthy gut microbiome.

Plus, avocados add healthy fat and creaminess to the smoothie which makes it more appetizing and with even more essential nutrients.


Traditionally used for its gastrointestinal benefits, ginger can help in alleviating nausea and improving digestion due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

I like to use fresh ginger in this recipe, but you could also use ground ginger.

Raw Honey

Honey adds a nice sweetness to this smoothie, plus raw honey adds natural anti-bacterial properties. This is great for anyone suffering from bacterial infections, such as H. Pylori.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine ingredients in a blender. Lock on the lid.

Step Two

Blend for 30-45 seconds or until the ingredients are thick and creamy. Serve immediately!

I hope you find that this breakfast smoothie is beneficial for your overall gut health, in addition to being delicious and satisfying. The balance of nutrients can help keep blood sugar levels balanced too.

Recipe Tips

  • This recipe can easily be doubled for more servings.
  • This recipe can be made dairy-free by using a plant-based yogurt (I like coconut yogurt).
  • Feel free to get creative with this recipe. You could use ingredients like chia seeds, coconut milk, flax seeds, coconut water, dark leafy greens, hemp seeds, or other probiotic-rich foods that are great for the immune system and digestive tract.
  • The nutritional info for this recipe is based on using a cow’s milk-based Greek yogurt. Using a non-dairy yogurt will reduce the protein content and may affect other nutrient levels as well.

Recipe FAQs

Is this smoothie suitable for people with lactose intolerance?

Yes, this smoothie can be suitable for people with lactose intolerance since it uses almond milk, a lactose-free alternative.

Ensure the Greek yogurt is either lactose-free or substituted with a lactose-free yogurt or a plant-based yogurt to maintain its gut-friendly probiotic benefits without causing discomfort.

Can I use this smoothie as a meal replacement?

This smoothie can be used as a light meal replacement, especially for breakfast or a snack, thanks to its balanced content of fiber, healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates.

However, for a more substantial meal, consider complementing it with other protein sources or whole grains to ensure you’re meeting your nutritional needs. Or, try adding a scoop of a clean protein powder.

Can I make this smoothie ahead of time?

While this delicious smoothie is best enjoyed fresh to maximize its nutritional value and taste, you can prepare it up to 24-48 hours in advance.

Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and give it a good shake or stir before drinking, as separation may occur.

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If you’re working on your gut health or digestion, try this delicious Gut Health Smoothie full of health-promoting ingredients! With both prebiotic and probiotic ingredients, this is a smoothie you can feel good about drinking.

  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (be sure to use a dairy-free option for dairy-free diets)
  • 1 ripe kiwi, peeled (you can leave the skin on for extra fiber)
  • 1 small green apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • Ice cubes (optional, for a colder smoothie)


  1. In the pitcher of a blender, combine the almond milk, yogurt, kiwi, apple, lime juice, avocado, ginger, and honey. You can also add ice cubes if you want a colder and thicker result.
  2. Lock on the lid and blend for 30-45 seconds, or until the ingredients are fully combined and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.


  1. This recipe can easily be doubled for more servings.
  2. This recipe can be made dairy-free by using a plant-based yogurt (I like coconut yogurt).


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 18.8 g
  • Sodium: 122.8 mg
  • Fat: 10.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.3 g
  • Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.3 mg

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About the Author: Carrie Forrest has a master’s degree in public health with a specialty in nutrition. She is a top wellness and food blogger with over 5 million annual visitors to her site. Carrie has an incredible story of recovery from chronic illness and is passionate about helping other women transform their health. Send Carrie a message through her contact form.

Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.