This low fodmap pineapple smoothie with cucumber is cooling and soothing for the intestinal lining—nothing like a refreshing and hydrating gut health smoothie to start your day.
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The low fodmap pineapple smoothie is vegan, refined sugar-free, and easy to make with five ingredients only:
- Hemp seeds
- Almond milk
Many people have inflammation in their gut, so I wanted to create a low fodmap smoothie to improve gut health with cucumber to cool down and soothe the intestinal lining.
Benefits of this low fodmap pineapple smoothie with cucumber
Pineapple is a low fodmap fruit that is great for gut health and reducing inflammation. The enzyme bromelain found in pineapple has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to reduce colon inflammation in mice. Bromelain has also reduced the severity of inflammation in people with colitis.
Fresh or frozen pineapple is an excellent source of the enzyme bromelain. Enzymes such as bromelain are destroyed by heat; thus, fresh pineapple is best.
Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme that will help to break down undigested protein in the gut. Undigested protein putrefies in the colon. Yup, it doesn’t sound nice and isn’t good for gut health when protein putrefies.
Starting your day with this cooling low fodmap pineapple smoothie will help to cleanse and soothe the intestinal tract.
While pineapple has so many beneficial properties, it is a high histamine fruit. It may not be helpful for someone who experiences symptoms of histamine intolerance after eating pineapple. Anyone who does tolerate pineapple will love this gut-healing smoothie with pineapple and cucumber!
Combining pineapple, cucumber, and cilantro results in the best pineapple and cucumber detox smoothie for IBS. Cucumber is a great low fodmap vegetable for inflammation and hydration.
I added cilantro to this low fodmap pineapple smoothie, which is excellent for liver detox and gut health. Cilantro blend beautifully with cucumber and pineapple to spice up this gut-healing smoothie for IBS.
For additional gut healing and soothing support, you can add 1 tbsp of aloe juice to compliment the cucumber, but that is optional depending on whether someone needs extra soothing.
Regardless this low fodmap pineapple smoothie is tasty, refreshing, and hydrating. You can’t go wrong with starting your day with this pineapple cucumber smoothie for IBS, especially on a warm day. Chill down with this delicious gut-healing smoothie! Eating fresh pineapple that is rich in bromelain is one of my top 9 tips to improving digestion naturally!
Low Fodmap Pineapple Smoothie With Cucumber for Gut Health
- High speed blender
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 cup chopped cucumber
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tsp cilantro
- Chop 1 cup of cucumber into chunks and place in a high speed blender with frozen pineapple, hemp seeds, cilantro and almond milk.
- Blend for 30 seconds then pour into a glass and enjoy!
You may also like this low fodmap green smoothie with pineapple and cucumber!