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Pretty in Pink: A Gut Healing Smoothie

Need a little help to get your digestive tract back on track? More than just a pretty pink drink, my recipe for a gut healing smoothie is made with research-backed ingredients shown to speed up transit time. And a faster transit time helps prevent or treat constipation!

Primary ingredients like probiotic yogurt, kiwifruit, flax meal and red dragonfruit powder do the gut-healing work in this delicious smoothie. Then, use my suggested additions or your own to create tasty variations on what is sure to become a favorite healthy beverage or appetite-satisfying snack. Yum!

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Pretty in Pink: A Gut Healing Smoothie

This delicious smoothie has ingredients that support gut health and treat constipation.
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Keyword kiwi, dragonfruit, probiotic, smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 240kcal
Author Heidi Gunderson, RDN, CDCES


  • 1 blender


  • ½ cup Nancy's grass-fed probiotic yogurt, plain or other plain, high probiotic yogurt (need low FODMAP? Sub a lactose-free brand)
  • 1 medium green kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tsp red dragonfruit powder
  • 2 tsp ground flax meal
  • ½ small banana, sliced or sub ¼ cup pineapple chunks
  • tsp cinnamon
  • cup unsweetened almond milk sub liquid of choice
  • ¼ cup crushed ice


  • Add all ingredients to a blender or juicer. Blend for 10-20 seconds.
  • Pour into a glass (10-12 oz). Enjoy!


Nancy’s yogurt is found in many co-op and natural food stores. This yogurt has a specific probiotic strain shown in research to help improve constipation, and no added sugar or other unnecessary additives.
Green kiwifruit improves speed of transit time through the gut, especially when consumed on a regular basis. Faster transit time may improve constipation.
Red dragonfruit also speeds transit time AND feeds an important type of healthy gut bacteria called Akkermansia. Fresh dragonfruit may be difficult to find, but organic freeze-dried powder can be purchased online easily and is a convenient addition to smoothies.
Ground Flax meal is a well-tolerated fiber source and backed by research as a helpful addition to treat constipation.
There is no added sugar in this recipe. Natural sugar is provided by the added fruit.
One serving provides 7 grams of fiber, 9 grams protein, 7 grams fat and 32 grams of carbohydrate.


Calories: 240kcal

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