In addition to eating a great deal of vegetables and fish during this period of recuperation, I've also been drinking a ton of smoothies and given my stomach's recent suffering I created a smoothie with a variety of tummy calming elements to get back to top tasting shape, I call it the "Regroup Smoothie". My Regroup Smoothie is made from: Ginger--aids in digestion and treats stomach unrest, the Chinese have been on to this for centuries, catch up; Mangoes--high in fiber, this tropical fruit helps...um, move things along in your digestive track, same goes for bananas; Yogurt--you've seen the commercials with the downward pointing arrow, so I won't go on...and last but not least Sparkling Water--the carbonation helps settle grumbley guts.
This smoothie is amazing! It's sweet and tropical tasting, but has a nice kick thanks to the ginger and the carbonation isn't overpowering, just a slight fizz. I drank this last night with my dinner of vegetable lo mein and I think my stomach is already happier so it will be making more appearances this week. I feel a lot less heavy than I've felt in a while, so a yummy success! So food bloggers, passionate eaters, and people with angry bellies I ask you to make a Regroup Smoothie before you develop a TUMS addiction or writhe about in pain and regret.
recipe yields 1.5 L or 3, 6 oz servings
1.5-2 cups of ice
1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt
1 cup of frozen mangos
1/2 cup of sparkling water
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons of ginger, adjust to your personal preference. Remember, more ginger means more kick so be careful!
Toss all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with additional mango and enjoy, your stomach will thank you!
End Note: When I finished this post I realized that I sound like a total fatty who never eats fruits and vegetables. I do eat vegetation, I adore it in fact, I just have not been very good to myself in the pursuit of oddities (insert Krispy Kreme burger, fried snickers, bacon explosion, and bacon vodka here) these past few weeks. Also, I'm not doing some diet, a scheme, or a frou frou cleanse (all that stuff is lame in my opinion), this is a long overdue apology to my body as I begin to feel the effects of my eating habits of the past few days.