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.
Low FODMAP Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie
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” 😉
Happy slurping! xo