[donotprint] Every so often my tummy plays up, usually due to me having eaten the wrong type of foods or just too much of one or the other and occassionally down to stress (probably more often that I care to admit!)
My go to remedy for a tummy issues be it cramps, nausea or just plain old wind….yes we all get it!; is always ginger lemon tea. Ideally fresh lemon ginger tea which simply involves sliced at least a thumb sized piece of fresh ginger, along with half a lemon, placing in a large mug or pot and pouring over hot water. Five minutes later you have yourself some awesome fresh zesty lemon tummy loving tea.
For me it’s like an instant healer!
I awoke on Sunday morning gone by feeling decidedly crampy/windy/bloated tummy and with work on the agenda for the afternoon I knew I needed to get in some food but the thought of anything solid was far from appealing. I very rarely loose my appetite but this was one of the infrequent occasions.
Ginger lemon tea….it just wouldn’t be enough. So I opted for a creamy fresh delicious smoothie, easy to digest, packed full of goodness, not to mention that tummy loving ginger!
Fresh ginger, lime, coconut milk and mango were the basics. I also added in some ground flaxseed and a couple of tablespoons of oats to thicken the whole thing up. I almost always opt for frozen banana in smoothie but when my tummy is acting up I try and steer clear of them as they don’t help matters.
The combination of flavours was absolutely incredible! Topped off with some crystalised ginger, a little mango and some toasted coconut my appetite didn’t take long to come in to full force. About ten minutes after consuming it I went for a slice of zucchini bread; my tummy felt instantly better and ready to take something a little more solid on board.
This smoothie will definitely be my new go to tummy healer/soother over the warmer Summer months!
What’s your go to home remedy for tummy cramps or nausea? I’d love to hear your suggestions, ideas and recipes! [/donotprint]
Soothing Ginger Mango Dream Smoothie
Servings – 1
Preparation Time – 5 minutes
- 1 cup frozen mango pieces (I bought a ripe fresh one, peeled, diced and froze it!)
- 1 cup (250ml) coconut milk
- 2 tsp minced/finely grated fresh ginger
- Zest of 1 lime
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp oats
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- Toasted coconut
- Mango chunks
- 2-3 cubes of crystalised ginger finely chopped
- Mint to garnish
- Blend together all ingredients until smooth.
- Top with toasted coconut, mango chunks, and crystalised ginger. Garnish with a little mint to serve.