Low FODMAP Tropical Smoothie Bowl
Following a low FODMAP diet, even for the elimination period, can be a big challenge. You desperately seek low FODMAP recipes. You feel a bit lost at what to eat for each meal, when you’re used to whole grain bread and peanut butter for breakfast, and pasta with LOTS of onion and garlic for dinner. Talk about feeling like there’s nothing left to eat! I assure you though – this smoothie bowl is ultra-satisfying.
I’m starting to put together a collection of low FODMAP recipes – to make it easy, and delicious to stick to a low FODMAP diet!
I generally instruct my clients to stick to 1 serving of fruit per meal or snack. But SO many of my clients miss smoothies! So I’ve created this smoothie bowl to have your smoothie cravings satisfied, and while it goes over a bit by that one serving, we gotta keep the low FODMAP diet practical.
Now. For those of you who are REALLY struggling to get your symptoms under control, and your dietitian has requested you stay strict strict strict, then perhaps you omit this recipe until they give you the go-ahead.
However, for the majority of my clients, we keep it practical. I allow for 1.5-2 servings of low FODMAP fruit for breakfast, as long as that breakfast is well balanced!
So here you have it, my Pineapple Banana Low FODMAP Tropical Smoothie Bowl!
- 1 small banana, frozen
- 1/3 cup pineapple, frozen
- 1/3 cup almond milk (or lactose free milk!)
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 Tbsp almonds, sliced
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp frozen blueberries
- In a food processor, blend banana, pineapple, almond milk, and protein powder until smooth (~5 minutes).
- If you are using a blender, you may require more liquid.
- Top with sliced almond, chia seeds, and frozen blueberries
- Enjoy with a spoon!
Notes and Recipe Tips and Tricks
Mix it up! It’s fun to try other toppings. I recommend:
- 1/4 cup granola (with no high FODMAP ingredients or home-made)
- 1/4 cup puffed quinoa or oats – I personally love the puffed quinoa texture – but it’s up to you!
- 1-2 Tbsp slivered almonds
** A note – this recipe was incorrect – hemp has not been tested so I’ve swapped it out for almonds! When it comes to FODMAP’s it’s NOT all or nothing, and given how other seeds test out, from a practical perspective, topping with 1-2 Tbsp hemp is likely low FODMAP.