Smoothies never get old. With so many varieties, you can mix them up ’til your hearts content.
While I’m not following a strict low-FODMAP diet anymore (modified low-FODMAPer), the diet taught me (much to my horror) that smoothies are not always great for the gut due to the high-FODMAP content in many of them. It made me rethink the way I slurped down those smoothies. Who’d have thought that too much fruit is a BAD thing?! (If you’re wondering what the heck FODMAPs are and what on earth I’m on about, then you might find the information on FODMAPs helpful.)
So, what was a girl to do? She’s wasn’t going to stop drinking smoothies – that would be silly. Instead, she learnt to adapt and realised that smoothies are still very much on the menu.
This is one which I particularly enjoy being a banana and peanut butter fan… (especially in combination!) So, why not go bananas AND nuts with this low-FODMAP banana and peanut butter breakfast smoothie!
Ingredients (makes one smoothie)
200ml almond milk
1 medium banana
3 tbsp oats
1 tbsp peanut butter
Handful of ice cubes
For additional creaminess, you could add some avocado (1/8 is low-FODMAP serving size). Or, for additional sweetness, why not add 1 tsp of desiccated coconut? The possibilities are endless! Check out Monash University’s app for all the latest FODMAP information.
Whizz it all together in a blender and enjoy – no monkey business going on here! (and no excuses to skip breakfast…)
This makes a great breakfast smoothie – I find the sweetness of the banana works in beautiful balance with the nutty peanut butter. I could slurp away all day – but as the saying goes “everything in moderation” 😉
Right, I’m off before I go any more ‘nanas! Happy slurping!