Top 5 Recipes to Help Beat Belly Bloat

The foods you choose have a huge impact on the way you feel. And far beyond bikini season, dealing with a bloated, distended belly is just plain uncomfortable. All of these warm-weather recipes include healthy and delicious ingredients that fight belly bloat and keep your body nourished and satisfied.

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1. Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake


Protein-packed and rich in fiber, this gluten-free quinoa bake is a make-ahead breakfast recipe to try ASAP. Featuring cinnamon-spiced apples, raisins, and crunchy almonds, a square can be enjoyed plain or with a few spoonfuls of creamy Greek yogurt for extra digestive-aiding power.

Photo: Jenny Sugar




2. Overnight Oats


High in protein and fiber, this whole-grain-filled recipe for easy overnight oats is one of the quickest ways to healthy digestion. This recipe takes just 30 seconds to prep the night before, and it will keep you full for hours after you enjoy it the following morning.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr


3. Tropical Smoothie

  
Both pineapple and papaya contain enzymes — bromelain and papain, respectively — that help banish bloat by breaking down protein and easing digestion. Snack on a bowl of cut-up fruit, or make this papaya, pineapple, and coconut water smoothie for a midmorning snack.

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4. Flat-Belly Smoothie

 
Our pineapple kale blueberry smoothie is packed with everything you need for an energizing day. Added bonus: it also contains ingredients known to help debloat the body!

Photo: Jenny Sugar


5. Cucumber Mint Soup
Low in calories and full of hydrating cukes, this cooling yogurt cucumber mint soup supports healthy digestion and helps you beat bloat.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr