The holidays are upon us! With holiday gatherings come holiday snacks, meals, drinks and more. It’s easy to overdo it. This banana-based smoothie is a good primer to prevent overindulgence, or can help quiet upset stomachs after the fact.
THE PROBLEM: Holiday meals may often seem like competitive eating. Stress brought on by travel, logistics, clashing personalities, or a variety of other variables, can have you reaching for that second piece of pie or third glass of wine. If you arrive hungry, it’s especially easy to overindulge without realizing it.
THE SOLUTION: Having a smoothie on your way to holiday events helps ensure you don’t arrive hungry and also helps prevent mindless snacking. If you do overindulge, this smoothie uses bananas, a binding agent known to promote mucous lining of the stomach, and tea, to help soothe upset tummies.
Banana Stomach Soother Smoothie
1-2 large ripe bananas, depending on size
5-7 chamomile tea ice cubes
1 cup frozen peaches
1/4 cup milk of your choice (soy, almond, etc. – opt for a non-dairy option to help maximize the soothing nature of the smoothie.)
1 tsp agave syrup, plus more to taste if needed
Blend all ingredients until smooth, less 1/2 banana and 3-4 tea ice cubes. Incorporate remaining ingredients and pulse again until desired consistency is reached. Enjoy!
This smoothie sounds absolutely delicious! In fact, most of your smoothie recipes sound delicious! Unfortunately, due to a banana and almond allergy (did I meantion I’m allergic to avocados too?!) many of the smoothies you suggest on your site are off limits. I would be eternally grateful for some creamy, more indulgent smoothie receipes that don’t call for either bananas or almonds.
Thank you for reading, Nicole! Here are some of our favorite banana- and almond-free smoothie options – the Hot Date smoothie contains almond milk, but feel free to sub it out for coconut, hemp, or rice milk!
Thank you for the ideas! Sadly, the Berry-Rich Skin Saver Smoothie calls for avocado and the Hot Date Smoothie calls for banana… Perhaps silken tofu would be a good sub for either ingredient. These food allergies are the bane of my existence, I swear it!
How do you make chamomile tea ice cubes?
Hi Curtis, just pour chamomile tea in ice cube trays and pop them in your fridge!