404 Can Strawberry Ice Cream Give You a Flat Tummy!?

Can Strawberry Ice Cream Give You a Flat Tummy!?

"Flat Tummy" Strawberry Ice Cream!

“Flat Tummy” Strawberry Ice Cream!

Summer’s almost here!! I love the longer days and warmer air on my skin…and of course feeling good in my bathing suit when I head to the beach (who doesn’t want to feel good in their bathing suit?!) When I think of having a flat tummy and overall feeling of “lightness” in my body,  I think of foods that promote a healthy digestion. If our digestive system is happy and working properly, we will have a flatter tummy, less bloating, more regular bowel movements, a stronger immune system, an easier time losing weight, improved mood and energy, and of course an increase in absorption of nutrients (to name just a few!) Here are some foods to avoid and foods to include more of if you want to work on that flat tummy this summer (enjoy the “Flat Tummy Strawberry Ice Cream” below to start your summer days out right!):

Foods For a Flat Tummy (eat  more of these):

  • Kale, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables
  • Probiotic rich foods (plain yogurt or kefir, fermented foods/drinks like sauer kraut and Kombucha, Miso soup, organic Tempeh)
  • Prebiotic Foods…aka food for the Probiotics (beans/legumes, artichokes, bananas, onions, garlic, asparagus)
  • Other fibrous and brightly colored foods such as avocados, raspberries, blueberries, and watermelon!
  • Lots and lots of water (at least half your body weight in ounces per day!!)

Foods Against a Flat Tummy (avoid altogether/eat less of these):

  • Refined sugar and processed foods of any kind
  • Refined grain products (bread/pasta/crackers etc)
  • Alcohol
  • Fried foods
  • Any foods that your great, great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food
“Flat Tummy” Strawberry Ice Cream
Author: Ana
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Serves: 2
Try this smoothie as an alternative to your everyday bowl of ice cream…enjoy the added benefits of the probiotics in the Kombucha which promotes a healthy gut and helps to curb that sweet tooth!
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle of Kombucha (a berry flavored one is best)
  • 3-4 frozen strawberries
  • 2 scoops unsweetened or natural vanilla whey protein (or other protein powder as a base)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Ice to achieve desired consistancy
  • 3-4 drops Stevia Sweet drops for added sweetness (optional)
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in your blender (I use a Vita Mix which makes the consistancy like ice cream). Blend and add ice until you have achieved the consistency of your liking. Enjoy right away or freeze in popsicle trays or bowls for an ice cream treat for later!

 

About Ana Elisabeth

I am a Registered Dietitian/Certified Nutritionist. A few of areas of health I address with my clients include Diabetes and weight management, sports nutrition, and holistic detoxification. [Full Bio]