It’s safe to say at this point that pretty much every dessert recipe under the sun has been made into a smoothie. You can make a Banana Bread Smoothie, a Chocolate Banana Cashew Smoothie, or even a better-for-you Strawberry Milkshake.
While there’s nothing wrong with dessert, if you often experience symptoms of digestive distress (like bloating, nausea, gas, burping, or diarrhea), the ingredients in your daily smoothie could very well be to blame. Whether due to an allergy, intolerance, or other underlying issue, these symptoms are no fun at all, and can potentially be avoided by switching what you whiz up in the blender.
With the help of holistic nutrition consultant Julia Visser, we’re breaking down five of the biggest offenders, and some totally legit replacements, so your smoothie can start loving you back.