Is there anything more annoying than being bloated during swimsuit season? Ugh!
Whether you’re on vacation or staycation, bloat can happen: maybe your body is retaining water, maybe you’re PMS-ing, or maybe you just overdid it with the salty and spicy treats.
Of course, you don’t want to be lying on the couch until it’s over… So take action! Try these easy summer recipes that will have you debloated and back to your usual self in no time.
Balance salt intake and reduce water retention with potassium-rich lentils. This stew is easy to make using just one pot, with light, but fiber-filled ingredients such as spinach and digestion-friendly parsley.
One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils from Pinch of Yum
Naturally sweet, packed with antioxidants, fiber and enzymes, this smoothie is our number one weapon against bloating! Make it with diuretic pineapple and cucumber, as well as digestion-helping ginger.
6-Ingredient Bloat-Busting Pineapple Smoothie from Hello Glow
Since you’re supposed to avoid dairy and increase your potassium intake, banana milk is perfect against bloating! Use it to make your morning chia pudding for even more added benefits.
How to Make Banana Milk from Hello Veggie
This powerful, plant-based smoothie packs plenty of vitamins, fiber and potassium, relieving your body from bloat. The key ingredients are beet root, banana, celery, lemon, and cilantro, all of which help you deflate.
Tickled Pink Bloat Busting Protein Power Smoothie from Blissful Basil
With just 5 ingredients, this recipe will help your body get back to normal. Quinoa combines with digestion-friendly miso and ginger in a super-healthy and tasty meal (that also works well for meal prep!).
5-Ingredient Ginger Miso Quinoa from Simply Quinoa
Squash is packed with potassium, which makes this creamy soup ideal for when you’re bloated. Since it’s also dairy-free, you can be sure it won’t be adding to the problem.
Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup from Hello Glow
Good-for-everything chia seeds are an easy solution to your bloat. Even better when they’re combined with probiotic Greek yogurt!
Strawberry Chia Yoghurt Parfaits from My Kids Lick the Bowl
Whole grains like brown rice and potassium-rich sweet potato combine in this easy salad to help your body debloat naturally.
Harvest Brown Rice Salad from Art of Natural Living
Activated charcoal is a well-known remedy for absorbing toxins in the stomach, which also helps reduce gas and bloat. Add some to your morning smoothie or try our favorite recipe below:
Activated Charcoal Smoothie from Hello Glow