When you first start adding in more greens to your diet the bloating is caused from the extra fiber. Here are a few tips to help reduce that while your body is adjusting to your new healthy lifestyle.
If you’re not using a high-speed blender like a Blendtec or Vitamix, the best thing to do is to blend your greens and liquid first. Blend until the greens are broken down and then add in the rest of the ingredients.
Be sure to remove the stalks from your greens, cut everything up to small sized pieces before adding them to the blender, and always be sure to clean your produce very well (even if it's organic) because it still goes through a lot of handling before you eat it.
You also may want to look into the ingredients you’re putting into the smoothie. If you use whey protein powder for example, it may not agree with you. Here are the top 5 protein powders that I use and recommend. This article will dive into why these are my top picks and will guide you on how to choose a high quality protein powder. A lot of protein powders out there are packed full of additives that are actually doing more harm to our bodies then good - which in turn will cause bloating!