Monday, August 20, 2018

Low-FODMAP Pineapple Green Smoothie Bowl

Low-FODMAP Pineapple Green Smoothie Bowl  /  Delicious as it Looks

I've really been enjoying smoothies bowls to eat as an afternoon snack lately. I usually work up a sweat while taking photos, so a smoothie bowl is really refreshing and filling after working hard all afternoon. I swear you can't even taste the spinach! It's a great way to get greens into your diet. This recipe is adapted from my smoothie recipe found in my cookbook.

Low-FODMAP Pineapple Green Smoothie Bowl  /  Delicious as it Looks
Since my book was published, Monash has done further testing of bananas regarding the FODMAP content of ripe versus unripe bananas. Unfortunately, ripe bananas were found to be high in fructans, but 1/3 of a ripe banana was found to be tolerable to most people with IBS. So use the type and amount of bananas that work for you in this recipe. It's very flexible. I suppose you could skip the banana entirely if you wanted to. I'm fortunate enough to tolerate bananas just fine now. For a long time I would only eat 1/2 banana at a time. I've recently upped that to a whole banana and I'm doing great. I'm really happy with that because I love bananas.

Low-FODMAP Pineapple Green Smoothie Bowl  /  Delicious as it Looks

The recipe in my book calls for almond milk or lactose-free dairy milk. I like to use kefir because it contains all of those beneficial probiotics. I like the Lifeway brand because it's 99% lactose-free. How much milk or kefir you use is up to you depending on how thick or thin you want your smoothie bowl. I usually use around 1/2 cup. Toppings are up to you too! My favorites are toasted coconut, berries, and almond butter or peanut butter. Granola is a crunchy option too. The granola pictured is a recipe that I'm working on and hope to post soon. Enjoy this refreshing smoothie bowl during the last hot days of summer!

I just love these coconut bowls that I got from Amazon. They are really cute and perfect for smoothie bowls or cereal in the morning. Usually my husband doesn't care about dishes and tableware as much as me, but even he thought they were really cute. You can purchase them here: Coconut Bowls and Spoons Gift Set of 2

Pineapple Green Smoothie Bowl
Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Vegan Option
serves 1


1/3 ripe banana, frozen if desired
3/4 cup frozen cubed pineapple
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup lactose-free plain kefir (almond or coconut milk for vegan)
1 tablespoon maple syrup (more or less to taste)


Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Add more or less kefir or milk to desired consistency. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with desired toppings.

Toppings pictured:
fresh raspberries
toasted coconut flakes
low-fodmap granola
almond butter

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Low-FODMAP Pineapple Green Smoothie Bowl  /  Delicious as it Looks

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