This simple morning Pineapple and Grapefruit Digestive Tonic is magic. It takes care of morning bloat and digestive complaints while providing your body with a big dose of vitamin C.
This grapefruit and pineapple digestive tonic will make everything better. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but whenever I’m having digestive complaints like bloating, constipation or an upset stomach, this takes care of it!
My body has been absolutely craving the bright citrus-y flavors of grapefruit and pineapple, and I know why. It needs their digestive enzymes and acidity to help break down my food when my digestion is a bit sluggish.
How Grapefruit and Pineapple Help Digestion
They contain fiber which we know is vital for gut health. Our good microbes flourish with a fiber-rich diet!
Pineapple contains bromelain which is an enzyme that can be help break down foods. This is especially important if you have low stomach acid.
Grapefruit can increase the acidity in your stomach leading to improved digestion and breaking down of food. Many of us are low in hydrochloric acid. If you’ve noticed fullness, belching and bloating after you eat, you may be low in this powerful “digestive juice” secreted in your stomach.
Even if you don’t need the boost from this Pineapple and Grapefruit Digestive Tonic, you’ll benefit from the high vitamin C, fiber, water and minerals.
What You Need for This Digestive Tonic
1 medium grapefruit
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 cup filtered water or coconut water
Juice of 1/2 lemon
It’s most health-supporting to use organic product in this recipe, if you can find it. Organic pineapple is a bit harder to find, so if you need to use conventional frozen pineapple, that is fine. You can add on flavor components like fresh mint or basil, lime juice or even a mandarin.
How To Make This Easy Pineapple and Grapefruit Digestive Tonic:
1. Simply peel the grapefruit and slice into chunks.
2. Blend with the remaining ingredients until smooth. Strain and pour into a glass. Consume immediately.
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Pineapple & Grapefruit Digestive Tonic
- 1 medium grapefruit
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup filtered water (or coconut water)
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
Peel and remove the pith of the grapefruit. Chop into segments.
Blend the grapefruit segments and remaining ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and frothy. Pour and enjoy!
You may add Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides to this beverage for a hit of gut-healing collagen.