You might not consider tossing herbs into your smoothie, but you should—they’re not only packed with flavor but also nutrients. Basil is rich in vitamin K, which helps with blood clotting, and mint may help ease intestinal discomfort, including pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
This light, refreshing smoothie tastes terrific after a workout.
Complementary and alternative medicines in irritable bowel syndrome: an integrative view. Grundmann O, Yoon SL. World journal of gastroenterology : WJG, 2014, Nov.;20(2):2219-2840.
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 lemon, peeled
- 1 thick slice pineapple
- Handful spinach
- Handful fresh basil leaves
- Handful fresh mint leaves
- 1 small cucumber
- Handful ice
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Combine all ingredients in a blender for 45 to 60 seconds, until smooth.
Recipe created exclusively for Greatist by Reboot With Joe.