This Anti-Reflux Energizing & Healing Morning Smoothie recipe is easy to make, super nutritious, and will help prevent and ease the symptoms of acid reflux. Best results if you drink it in the mornings on an empty stomach. Great for kids and adults.
A Morning Smoothie That Will Help With Acid Reflux
I make this Anti-Reflux Energizing & Healing Morning Smoothie for my 8 year old son almost every morning. Just make sure you use different fruits, and sometimes add a combination of fruits and veggies. Variety is key so you won’t get bored of the same flavor over and over again. Spinach, baby kale, beets, cucumber, and carrots work really well mixed with fruits like berries, mango, banana, and peaches.
My son was born with a rare birth defect in his esophagus called Esophageal Atresia. You can read our story HERE. A big percentage of EA survivors battle constantly with reflux. I was told by the specialist that my son would need to take reflux meds for life! I didn’t like that idea because medications can cause side effects and taking medications long term is really something I didn’t like for my son. So I started looking into natural remedies and ways to help with reflux other than meds. Well, he has been meds free since he was 2.5 years old!
Treating Reflux In A Natural Way
I am a huge believer in natural medicine. When I started giving my son natural remedies for reflux, they really worked! Aloe vera, ginger, probiotics, and coconut oil, are my favorite natural reflux remedies. A while ago I posted about the properties and benefits of these remedies in my 5 Natural Remedies For Acid Reflux article. You can learn in full detail how each one helps. Please remember every person is different and what works for my son might not work for other kids. These are the natural remedies that really made a difference for him. And it goes without saying that we check with his pediatrician and GI specialist when we make a decision to treat a condition the natural way.
You Can Make Your Anti-Reflux Smoothie In Just 5 Minutes
This Anti-Reflux Energizing & Healing Morning Smoothie recipe takes only 5 minutes to make, is super tasty, my son loves it, and most importantly, it will bring lots of health benefits. Papaya, pineapple, apples, dragon fruit, cherries, and grated cauliflower, are also great ingredients for this type of smoothie.
I highly recommend a good high speed blender like the one I use, the Vitamix Professional. It is really the best investment I ever made. I use it every single day! I also like to buy Harmless coconut water because it is the purest one in the market. It is really the next best thing to drinking from a coconut. Other less expensive options that I think are good are Zico and 365 Everyday Value from Whole Foods.
Using coconut water as the liquid base not only adds health benefits, it will also act as a natural sweetener for the smoothies, and you won’t have to add any refined sugars. Many studies suggest that coconut water helps with digestion and reflux. You can also alternate and use almond milk, kefir (also great for reflux and a good source of probiotics), and/or coconut milk for your smoothie liquid base. At home, coconut water is what my kids like best for their smoothies.
Please take into consideration that every case is unique, and the severity of reflux varies. I am sharing my experience with the natural remedies, and how they keep my son reflux free. He suffered from severe reflux the first 2.5 years of his life. Even though he no longer shows signs of reflux, we still monitor his development closely, and see the gastroenterologist once a year.
Taking medications is sometimes necessary, but if you can find natural ways, then you can avoid the long-term side effects. There is some trial and error when using natural remedies to find what works best to treat your acid reflux, but in the long run, it’s well worth it.
How To Make Your Anti-Reflux Smoothie Video Tutorial
A delicious morning smoothie that protects the esophagus and is great for energy and reflux. Natural anti-reflux recipe for kids and adults. Gluten free, vegan, and super healthy breakfast recipe.
- 1 cup coconut water
- 3/4 cup berries *or fruit of your choice
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds *optional for extra protein
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera
- 1/2 teaspoon probiotics *get the recommended dosage according to age
- 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
- Blend everything in a high speed blender and drink right away.
For best results drink in the morning on an empty stomach.
It is always better to drink it right after making the smoothie. It can also be stored in the refrigerator for a day or two.
- Category: Smoothie
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: anti-reflux, healing, smoothie, vegan, natural remedy, kids
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