Smoothies are undoubtedly the easiest way to get your nutrients in and make healthy eating tasty and easy. This smoothie goes a little further as it is also an excellent way to help with acid reflux. It is a widespread problem and can be relieved with alkaline foods and healthy eating in general. That is why the mix of ingredients in this banana and ginger smoothie is a great start to the day.
Oats, ginger and bananas provide the perfect combination for anyone with acidity problems. Oats are rich in fibre and full of complex carbs which both keep you full longer and aid the digestion without causing any irritation to your stomach. Due to its anti inflammatory properties ginger has been used for hundreds of years in various cultures to treat gastrointestinal conditions. Bananas come with a neutral ph level of around five which lowers acid reflux. The only thing to keep in mind with bananas is that around 1% of the people who suffer from acid reflux reported that bananas might worsen the condition.
While I do not suffer from acid reflux, I do love alkaline foods, and this happens to be a delicious breakfast on top of it. You can easily add any of your favourite flavours to it so why not experiment with a little dash of cinnamon, cardamom or cocoa. I love to add vanilla essence, but that is purely optional.
- 2 frozen bananas
- 500ml (2 cups) almond milk
- 50g (1/2 cup) rolled oats
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 3 medjool dates
- a few drops vanilla essence (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. You can of course use bananas that are not frozen, but it will result in a smoothie that is far less creamy and more liquid.