Simple Smoothie is Packed with Fiber
Make your own constipation busting smoothie to boost fiber in your diet, which juices lack. This can be especially helpful when you are pregnant, which Rachelle Mallik explains in her article, Pregnancy, GI Discomforts & FODMAPs. We like this Smooth Move Smoothie for breakfast or as a snack, any time of day.
You Say Banana…
Monash University currently approves one-third of a very ripe banana (33 g) per serving, yet bananas with a little green left on them can be enjoyed whole (100 g).
If you prefer the flavor and texture of ripe bananas, adjust the amount of banana accordingly, taking into consideration that you are also adding raspberries. You can see that in the image we held back a berry for garnish on our straw.
Feel free to do that as well, sticking within your low FODMAP amounts.
Check out the nutrition in this one simple beverage:
- Lactose-free milk – calcium, vitamin D & protein
- Spinach – iron & folate)
- Banana – fiber & vitamin B6
- Raspberries – fiber & vitamin C
- Peanut butter – unsaturated fat & protein
For another smoothie, check out our Green Kiwi Smoothie, which is perfect for Elimination phase as well.
Smooth Move Smoothie
This smoothie is quick to make and satisfies with its fiber rich mixture of fruits and veggies.
- 1 cup (120 ml) lactose-free milk
- 1 cup (38 g) baby spinach
- 1/2 fresh or frozen unripe banana
- 10 (45 g) frozen raspberries
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
Blend all of the ingredients until smooth and enjoy right away.
We think this is best enjoyed right away. Make right before serving.
- For information on protein drinks and meal replacements, check out this article.
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.