25 Recipes to Help Beat Belly Bloat
The foods you choose have a huge impact on the way you feel. And far beyond bikini season| dealing with a bloated| distended belly is just plain uncomfortable. All of these warm-weather recipes include healthy and delicious ingredients that fight belly bloat and keep your body nourished and satisfied.
| Chia Pudding
High in anti-inflammatory omega-3s| this sweet chia pudding is a make-ahead recipe that will save you time| fill you up on fiber| and help you debloat. Mix together the ingredients the night before| pop it in the fridge| and look forward to a special treat the next day.
| Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake
Protein-packed and rich in fiber| this gluten-free quinoa bake is a make-ahead breakfast recipe to try ASAP. Featuring cinnamon-spiced apples| raisins| and crunchy almonds| a square can be enjoyed plain or with a few spoonfuls of creamy Greek yogurt for extra digestive-aiding power.
| Tropical Buckwheat Bowl
Bloat-beating tropical produce like pineapple and bananas come together for a raw buckwheat bowl that takes your taste buds on a quick Hawaiian vacation.
| Overnight Oats
High in protein and fiber| this whole-grain-filled recipe for easy overnight oats is one of the quickest ways to healthy digestion. This recipe takes just 30 seconds to prep the night before| and it will keep you full for hours after you enjoy it the following morning.
| Tropical Piu00f1a Colada Smoothie
Leave prepackaged| oh-so-sweet mixes for the amateurs| and blend up a fresh colada-inspired smoothie that cuts calories and maintains the sweet tropical flavors you crave. The pineapple in this smoothie contains the enzyme bromelain| which has been proven to ease digestion woes and support a flat belly.
| Tropical Smoothie
Both pineapple and papaya contain enzymes u2014u00a0bromelain and papain| respectively u2014 that help banish bloat by breaking down protein and easing digestion. Snack on a bowl of cut-up fruit| or make this papaya| pineapple| and coconut water smoothie for a midmorning snack.
| PB&J Smoothie
Craving a classic PB&J sandwich on white bread but want to skip refined carbs? Get all the flavors you’re craving and over 100 percent of your daily recommended fiber with this PB&J smoothie from celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak.
| Flat-Belly Smoothie
Our pineapple kale blueberry smoothie is packed with everything you need for an energizing day. Added bonus: it also contains ingredients known to help debloat the body!
| Chocolate Coconut Water Smoothie
This refreshing three-ingredient coconut water smoothie creation plays up the chocolate flavor of the Zico| but it’s thickened up by a frozen banana and raw hemp seeds. This hydrating smoothie will help you beat the Summer heat| while the potassium in the banana keeps a bloated belly away.
| Cucumber Mint Soup
Low in calories and full of hydrating cukes| this cooling yogurt cucumber mint soup supports healthy digestion and helps you beat bloat.
| Vegan Broccoli Soup
This dairy-free| bloat-beating broccoli soup gets its detoxifying properties from its high fiber content. A dash of nutmeg and cayenne increases the fat-burning potential of this creamy vegan broccoli soup.
| Carrot Ginger Soup
Spicy ginger is a great option when you want to flush out toxins; it has great anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. This ginger carrot detox soup is also high in digestion-relieving manganese.
| Cucumber and Avocado Soup
The hydrating and fiber-rich ingredients in this chilled soup will help you keep cool in warmer temperatures and support your flat-belly goals.
| Sweet and Sour Cucumbers
Dress up hydrating cucumbers in just a few ingredients for a fresh and tangy side of sweet and sour salad that everyone will enjoy.
| Cabbage Hemp Salad
This fresh| creative| and crunchy salad from Crazy Sexy Kitchen is a must-try raw recipe when you’re prepping for crop tops and bikini season. The hemp seeds and avocado are a great source of anti-inflammatory omega-3s and monounsaturated fats that have been linked to decreased belly fat u2014 and all that high-fiber cabbage will keep your digestive system moving.
| Thai Citrus Chicken Salad
A mix of digestion-relieving cabbage and papaya and hydrating| antioxidant-rich daikon u2014 along with a tangy Thai-inspired citrus dressing u2014 makes this citrus chicken salad a flavorful| filling lunch that’s high in protein and low in fat| carbs| and calories.
| Kale and Quinoa Superfood Salad
Powerhouse ingredients kale and quinoa combine in this salad for a meal you’ll want to make again and again. Both are jam-packed with nutrients like vitamins A| C| and K| healthy fats| protein| and fiber u2014 everything you need to help keep bloat at bay.
| Apple and Cabbage Salad
Apples marry with the dynamic duo of red and savoy cabbage| combining for a fiber-filled salad that aids in digestion and debloating. Fennel seeds add to the fiber factor| plus a kick of cayenne boosts your metabolism.
| Lemony Toasted Quinoa and Cabbage Salad
Not only do the flavors in this clean lemon and quinoa salad taste delicious| but each ingredient also helps aid digestion| like the fiber in the quinoa| chickpeas| and cabbage and the detoxifying properties of lemon. Feel free to dollop on a little Greek yogurt for some extra probiotic power.
| Asparagus and Quinoa Salad
Give your digestive system a little support with this good-for-you salad recipe from cooking instructor Pamela Salzman. The salad contains all sorts of healthy ingredients like quinoa and beets| but asparagus is the star of the show. Press the play button to watch the video!
| Rainbow Quinoa Salad
This bloat-fighting veggie-packed quinoa salad screams Spring. A bowl of this gluten-free goodness is under 350 calories| offering 13 grams of protein and seven grams of fiber to keep things moving.
| Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry muffins get a bloat-fighting upgrade with this chia-filled recipe for extra nutrient power. These gluten-free muffins will satisfy pastry cravings all Summer long.
| Antioxidant Smoothie
If you find chia’s crunchy texture a little off-putting on its own| try tossing them into this refreshing| fiber-filled morning smoothie that can help you fight bloat. After soaking up the liquid| the chia seeds take on a more gel-like texture.
| Jennifer Aniston’s Favorite Quinoa Salad
Think of Jennifer Aniston’s favorite quinoa salad as a bulked-up tabbouleh| since detoxifying parsley lays the base of the greens| while a scoop of quinoa and diced avocado provide over 60 percent of your daily recommended fiber. All of the ingredients will support your Summer goals with fresh and satisfying flavors.
| Cucumber Avocado Caprese Salad
Pack up a container of this recipe to bring to the beach! Hydrating cucumbers and tomatoes plus anti-inflammatory and omega-3-rich avocado come together for this colorful and satisfying caprese salad; it’s a must-add recipe to your Summer rotation.