Gut health is such a hot topic, and for good reason! Good digestion is important to make sure you are nourished and it can also be a sign of overall health. In this recipe round-up, I share 10 of my favorite Smoothies for Gut Health.

colorful fruit smoothies on table with fresh fruits.

Why Smoothies?

There are several reasons why nutrient-rich smoothies can be beneficial for our digestive systems, including improved digestion, enhanced nutrient absorption, increased probiotics intake, anti-inflammatory properties, better hydration, gut healing, and easy customization to individual dietary needs.

Smoothies can also just be great as soft foods if you have problems chewing or digesting fruits and vegetables. Here are some favorite recipes to try that almost all include healthy green vegetables.

If you’re on a restricted diet, you may also wish to check out my other gluten and dairy-free recipes.

Tips to Support Digestive Health

Smoothies are generally easier to digest than if you sat down to eat a bowl of fruits and vegetables. The blending process helps to break down some of the digestive fibers which can help the digestive tract.

Additionally, it’s easy to include lots of healthy smoothie ingredients that have health benefits for the immune system and digestive health (see my full articles on the vitamins for gut health).

  1. Try to focus on gut-healthy ingredients that benefit good gut health and healthy digestion such as: Greek yogurt (contains beneficial bacteria and a creamy texture), healthy fats like avocado or chia seeds, coconut milk, coconut water, non-dairy yogurt with good bacteria if you are on a dairy-free diet, and more.
  2. Some people may find they have less abdominal pain and fewer digestive issues once they start drinking a breakfast smoothie with lots of prebiotic foods and probiotics. But, as always, it’s a good idea to start slowly and with a small amount. Then, work your way up to a full smoothie a day. Always consult your healthcare provider if you have questions about your individual situation.

Use the recipes below as inspiration and a great way to get started!

Smoothies Recipes for Gut Health

two gut health smoothies in jars with straws.

Healthy Gut Health Smoothie Recipe With Yogurt

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.

This is my number one pick as the best gut health smoothie if you are just getting started!

two glasses of broccoli sprout smoothie.

Broccoli Sprout Smoothie

This Broccoli Sprout Smoothie is a superfood breakfast full of phytonutrients and cancer-fighting compounds. It’s a nourishing dairy-free and vegan recipe that only takes a few minutes to make.

Two pink straws in a glass of strawberry smoothie topped with strawberries and chia.

Strawberry Beet Anti-Constipation Smoothie

If things are slow in the digestion department, try this Strawberry Beet Anti-Constipation Smoothie. With almost 10 grams of fiber per serving, it’s an effective and natural way to feel better soon. Plus, this smoothie tastes great!

green apple smoothie in two glasses

Spinach Apple Banana Smoothie Recipe with Yogurt

This simple Spinach Apple Banana Smoothie is the perfect blender drink. It is creamy, satisfying, and so delicious! This recipe also includes chia seeds for fiber and frozen pineapple chunks for extra flavor.

Mango Peach Smoothie glass on table.

Mango Peach Smoothie with Yogurt

This delicious Mango Peach Smoothie with yogurt is a super easy and fast way to start the morning. This recipe is has simple ingredients that come together into a creamy drink that tastes like summer! This vegetarian smoothie with yogurt can easily be made dairy-free.

dragon fruit smoothies.

Dragon Fruit Banana Smoothie

Enjoy this beautiful and refreshing Purple Dragon Fruit Banana Smoothie any time of the year. It’s made with only five ingredients and it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.

two weight loss green smoothies next to bananas and mango.

Weight Loss Green Smoothie

This Weight Loss Green Smoothie is a yummy drink filled with ingredients like spinach, banana, avocado, mango, and chia seeds. Not only does it taste great, but it’s also perfect if you’re looking to lose weight. This smoothie is creamy, sweet, and the perfect choice for a quick breakfast or a refreshing snack.

strawberry blueberry smoothie in a blender

Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie

This creamy Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie is made dairy-free without yogurt or dairy milk. Use plant milk and chia seeds as the base of this flavorful and healthy smoothie. This is a delicious breakfast option.

orange banana smoothie in two glasses.

Orange Banana Smoothie Recipe Using Whole Oranges

This Orange Banana Smoothie uses whole oranges and bananas for a bright-tasting and refreshing drink. This recipe can be made both dairy-free and vegan. Each serving contains almost 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

peanut butter cauliflower smoothie with straws.

Peanut Butter Cauliflower Smoothie

You only need six ingredients for this delicious and easy Peanut Butter Cauliflower Smoothie that is vegan and dairy-free. Serve this creamy veggie smoothie breakfast or as a satisfying snack. 

Digestive Healing Smoothies FAQs

What kind of smoothie is good for gut health?

A smoothie rich in probiotics, fiber, and anti-inflammatory ingredients is excellent for gut health. Try blending kefir or yogurt with spinach, bananas, chia seeds, and a touch of ginger for a delicious and gut-friendly smoothie. Or, see the recipes above which are all appropriate for gut health and healing.

Are smoothies okay for a leaky gut?

Yes, smoothies can be beneficial for a leaky gut if they include gut-healing ingredients like collagen peptides, bone broth, aloe vera, and anti-inflammatory fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, spinach, and ginger. You can also include gut healing herbs in your smoothies to help.

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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.