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Feeling a little bloaty and blah? This incredible “flat tummy” smoothie is packed full of delicious, nutrient-dense, real-food ingredients to help you beat the bloat and feel extra-fab. Ready to drink in less than 5 minutes with only 4 ingredients!

Flat tummy strawberry kombucha smoothie.

What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • You’ll love this smoothie because of its classic strawberry-banana flavor pairing, livened up with just a bit of brightness and tang from the kombucha. So, so delicious, not to mention satisfying and filling. You won’t be starving again 20 minutes after drinking it, I swear.
  • This recipe uses all-natural, real-food ingredients – no questionable chemicals or powders or enzymes that’ll have you in the bathroom for the rest of the day, feeling like you’re about to cleanse every organ right on out of your body.
  • It’s super nutrient-dense. There’s a hearty dose of chia seeds – full of fiber, omega-3s, and an insulin-stabilizing effect (and long-term blood sugar stabilization is great for cutting down on unwanted body fat!). Plus there’s the detoxification, immune-boosting, and joint-health properties of the kombucha. Want to make your own? I’ve written primers on both growing your own SCOBY, and brewing your own kombucha at home!

What’s So Great About Kombucha?

Kombucha is known for its ability to aid digestion with all that good bacteria, which often cuts down on gas that bloats an otherwise pool-ready belly. Combine kombucha with fiber-full strawberries and chia seeds, potassium-rich bananas, and you’ve got yourself a flat tummy smoothie! Potassium helps negate the bloating effects caused by a diet too high in sodium, so no matter the culprit of your non-flat tummy, we’ve got an angle.

Let’s Talk Results

This drink is pretty magical, but I want to be very clear – you’re not gonna drop 20 pounds after one week of flat tummy smoothies for breakfast. I mean. At least you shouldn’t… if you do, maybe give your medical professional a heads up.

The ingredients used in this smoothie have a lot of good-for-you benefits and digestive aids, but this isn’t meant to be a wake-up-to-6-pack-abs sort of thing.

So what CAN you expect from it, then? Well, so long as none of the ingredients here cause you, personally, any inflammatory response (every body is different!) then you should see some relief from bloat after drinking it. Not the second you empty the glass, of course. But after. You’ll feel a little lighter, maybe your waistband’s not as snug.

And, of course, your body may respond differently, so you may not notice any difference at all after drinking it. It just depends on what you typically eat, what your daily lifestyle is like, how active you are, how much water you drink, etc., etc., etc.

But hey – at least it’s delicious, so even if it doesn’t help relieve any bloating, you at least had a yummy smoothie and not one you had to pinch your nose and guzzle down while praying to the smoothie gods that this was all worth it in the end.

Flat tummy strawberry kombucha smoothie, overhead.

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Recipe By: Cheryl Malik

Flat Tummy Strawberry Banana Kombucha Chia Smoothie


Prep 5 minutes
Cook 0 minutes
Total 5 minutes
A delicious and filling smoothie, packed full of tummy-flattening ingredients to help you de-bloat and feel fabulous.
1 smoothie

Equipment

  • standard blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries hulled
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup kombucha store-bought or homemade (homemade preferred)
  • ice optional

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to blender. Cover and blend on high speed, pausing to scrape down sides as needed, until mixture is very smooth. Add ice if desired and continue blending until mixture is smooth again. Transfer to glass or jar and serve immediately.
    Flat tummy strawberry kombucha smoothie ingredients in a blender.
  • Pro Tip: Freeze the strawberries and/or bananas overnight for a deliciously cold smoothie without extra ice.
  • Kombucha: You can use any brand and any flavor kombucha here. I highly recommend making your own if you’re able! 

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1smoothieCalories: 244calProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.02gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 692mgTotal Carbs: 52gFiber: 10gSugar: 29gNet Carbs: 42gVitamin A: 99IUVitamin C: 95mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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9 Comments

  1. Hi! I would love to try this to try to beat my bloat! What do you mean by “one piece banana?” Also, I am new to Kombucha and do not make my own- would I buy a flavor for this or does it come in a plain flavor? Thank you!

    1. How many times a day do you drink it to shrink your tummy?

      1. Megan | 40 Aprons Team Megan | 40 Aprons Team says:

        Hi, Brandi! While you’re welcome to fit this recipe into your daily lifestyle however you like, I just want to be extra clear that this isn’t intended to be a weight-loss smoothie, and you likely won’t see pounds or inches melt off after drinking it.

        The ingredients used in this smoothie recipe are all proven to be great natural digestive aids for various reasons. If you’re experiencing any bloating, you should see some relief in the hours or days after drinking it, as the ingredients work in your digestive system. It will depend, though, on how your body reacts to the ingredients used, how bloated you are, what your typical day looks like as far as food and activity levels, etc.

        Also, because this smoothie uses strawberries, bananas, and kombucha, there’s a fair amount of sugar in it. If your body is sensitive to sugar, you may not notice much improvement after drinking it.

        Make sure you’re staying well hydrated and keep your electrolyte levels up, too. That will really help with bloat and digestion.

        I hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions!

  2. Avatar Paula Egan says:

    Which Brand Kombucha do you use? Theres so many options. Thank you

  3. This is absolutely delicious! It puts a whole new spin on Kombucha.

    1. Avatar Cheryl Malik says:

      I’m so glad you liked it MJ!

  4. Avatar Cheryl Davidson says:

    This looks delicious I’m definitely making this in the summer when strawberries finally come in season!

    1. Avatar Cheryl Hurley says:

      Yes! We’re lucky down here.. it’s so warm that we already have some delicious strawberries. But during the massive harvests I’ll be making this like everyday! 😀

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