While smoothies may seem healthy, they can be tricky for those of us with IBS. You see, too much fructose, which is found in fruit, can set off an angry belly. So steer clear of the smoothie stands, which serve very large portions and often include high-FODMAP fruits. Instead, make your own delicious and much more nutritious smoothies at home.
Enjoy a taste of the tropics with this Green Pineapple Banana Smoothie. A handful of spinach makes it green and I swear you can’t even taste it. It’s a great way to sneak in some extra nutrients.
½ cup chopped pineapple
½ ripe banana (freeze the other half for another smoothie)
Handful of baby spinach
1 tablespoon chia seeds
½ cup coconut, almond or hemp milk
Option: Add one scoop rice protein powder
Simple. Place all ingredients in a blender and whirl until blended. Enjoy!