Do you have IBS or gut issues — like gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea or heartburn?
Are you struggling to lose weight – and keep it off – despite trying a long list of trendy diets?
Are you looking for a sustainable approach to weight loss and better health that gives you long-term and lasting results?
This e-book is for you if you’re ready for a simple way to heal your gut, lose weight and feel great!
Here’s what you’ll find in this e-book:
- 32 dessert-inspired smoothie recipes for the Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall (print & keep in your kitchen)
- 5 gut healing smoothie ingredients
- 4 ways to tweak your smoothie if you’re experiencing gut issues
- 9 hacks for creating YOUR perfect smoothie
- A quick-start shopping list (print & take to the store)
- Info on protein powders & blenders (along with Jen’s top recommendations)
- Recipe modifications & tips
- Plus more great info.
These delicious smoothies are great if you’re following a low-carb/sugar, keto, paleo, vegan or IBS diet.
How to incorporate these smoothies into your daily routine
Replace one meal a day (breakfast, lunch or dinner) with any of the smoothie recipes in this e-book. It’s best to replace meals that are low in nutrients and/or high in carbs, sugar or processed ingredients.
For example, most people decide to replace breakfast with a smoothie since it’s a quick and easy meal to prepare for the morning rush. Common morning foods – cereal, toast, bagels, granola bars, juice – are not only very high in sugar and carbohydrates, but low in protein and healthy fats. Replacing these nutrient-poor foods with nutrient-rich smoothies will work wonders for your body.
Feel free to replace more than one meal a day with a smoothie if it works well for your lifestyle.
5 reasons why these smoothies are great for IBS & weight loss
1. The right balance of macronutrients, including protein.
In order to call a smoothie a complete meal it’s important to combine the right ingredients, using the right ratios. The smoothies you’ll be making will contain all macronutrient groups including: smart, high-fiber carbohydrates; healthy fats; and high-quality protein.
Protein tends to be the missing ingredient in a lot of smoothie recipes. Protein contains essential nutrients that are required for weight loss, gut healing and optimal health, which is why you’ll find high-quality protein in all the recipes.
2. No excess fruit or juices, keeping blood sugar levels in check.
Adding multiple cups of fruit or juice to your smoothie may defeat the purpose of what smoothie making is all about – to be healthier. Excess high-sugar ingredients (fruit sugars in this case) will only create short-lived energy and may lead to health issues down the road. Chronically elevated blood sugar levels can lead to weight gain and a list of other illnesses.
These smoothies will keep your blood sugar levels in check, yet still give you small doses of powerful nutrients and fiber found in whole fruits.
3. Healthy fats for optimal health and a smaller waistline.
Many people tend to associate dietary fat with the fat that ends up stored on their body. This idea couldn’t be further from the truth – or at least when it comes to healthy fats. Healthy fats actually fuel and support every cell in your body, which is important for optimal health – and optimal health leads to effortless weight loss.
In addition, fat is the body’s preferred and most reliable form of energy, allowing your body and mind to run more efficiently. Healthy dietary fat not only gives your body the fuel it needs, but also allows you to absorb fat-soluble vitamins found in fruits and vegetables.
4. Loaded with green goodness.
‘Eat your greens’ wasn’t ingrained in our minds from a young age for no good reason. The list of benefits vegetables provide is endless: antioxidants to combat free radicals, essential vitamins and minerals, detoxification, collagen production, gut health through dietary fiber, weight loss, disease prevention, etc.
These smoothies make it realistic to add more vegetables to your diet in an easy & delicious way.
5. Gut-friendly and healing ingredients.
I have chosen nothing but nutrient-dense, high-quality ingredients that are gut-friendly.
All my smoothie recipes and recommended protein powders are free of gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, grains, GMO ingredients, fillers, artificial flavours, colours, preservatives or sweeteners and other common gut irritants. These smoothies are safe for those dealing with IBS or other gut related issues – and will provide nutrients needed to help heal an unhealthy gut.