Last week, I shared a fantastic article on the FODMAP Nutrition & Dietetics Facebook page about the benefits of kiwi fruit (http://blog.katescarlata.com/2017/08/29/take-2-kiwifruits-call-morning/ ) so I thought that this week I would create a recipe including the sweet and delicious Low FODMAP fruit.
If you didn’t read the article then I suggest that you do, particularly, if you are IBS-C (constipation predominant). Not only are kiwi fruits super high in Vitamin C but also high in a particular fibre which has shown to increase stool bulk and laxation.
So if you do suffer from IBS-C why not start incorporating 2 green kiwi fruits a day into your diet, which you can easily do by making a smoothie like the one below.
Low FODMAP Kiwi Banana Smoothie
- 2 x small green kiwi
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 cup spinach or kale
- 1 cup nutty milk of choice or lactose free milk
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- Blend ingredients in a blender and enjoy!!
- Try topping the smoothie with a tablespoon of Food for Health Blueberry, Vanilla & Teff Gourmet Protein Muesli for some extra crunch.
Haven’t heard of nutty milk? The Nutty Milk Company produce FODMAP Friendly certified, cold pressed, activated biodynamic and organic fresh nut milks including: almond milk, cashew milk and macadamia milk. To find out more about their products and stockists head over to their website
Wanting to add some extra gut health benefits to the smoothie?
Then why not add in a sachet of the newly FODMAP Friendly certified pro and prebiotic supplement Probiotics + Bowel Support by Blackmores?
There is no refrigeration required and each sachet provides 27 billion good bacteria plus the added benefit of prebiotic fibre to assist in optimising gut health.
Until next time,
I am Atlanta Shorten,