Start Your Morning With This Hydrating & Digestion-Supporting Green Drink
If one of your priority well-being goals is healthy digestion, you're certainly in good company here at mbg. While it's no secret that consuming a diet filled with fiber-rich fruits and vegetables is one of the best first steps for supporting regularity, let's face it, sometimes you need a little support beyond that.
If you find yourself struggling to work enough fiber into your morning, or you're simply looking for a little extra gut support, this healthy digestion smoothie straight from Danielle Brown (aka @healthygirlkitchen) on Instagram may be a great addition to your routine.
With a simple base of coconut water, this fiber-forward take on a green juice will not only fuel your body with important nutrients but also support hydration.
Plus, if you're looking to make this green beverage even more nutritious, add a scoop of mbg's organic veggies+ for some bonus ingredients that support regularity (including prebiotic fiber, digestive enzymes, and even probiotics).* This greens powder also includes an array of powerhouse organic fruits and veggies, including kelp, spirulina, kale, broccoli, carrots, beets, and a variety of berries—just to name a few highlights.
Even the healthiest digestive systems could use a little support now and again—so give this bevvy a try.
Morning Digestion Water
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ cup frozen or fresh pineapple
- 1 cup cucumber
- 1 thumb ginger
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1½ cups coconut water or regular water
- Optional: Add a tablespoon of organic veggies+ to the mix for added fiber and nutrients
- Blend the spinach, cucumber, ginger, and pineapple with a splash of water if your blender needs it. Pour into a glass.
- Add lemon and top with coconut water!
- Drink in the morning on an empty stomach for best results, and enjoy!
Note: You could also add the coconut water and lemon juice to the blender if you want; either way works!
Merrell Readman is the Associate Food & Health Editor at mindbodygreen. Readman is a Fordham University graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in film and television. She has covered beauty, health, and well-being throughout her editorial career, and formerly worked at SheFinds. Her byline has also appeared in Women’s Health. In her current role, she writes and edits for the health, movement, and food sections of mindbodygreen. Readman currently lives in New York City.