LoFo Choc-Berry Smoothie Bowl
Smoothies are a nourishing breakfast or snack option as they're jam-packed full of protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Many store-bought smoothies contain fruits and vegetables that are high in FODMAPs so to avoid risking a tummy ache, why not make your own delicious smoothie blend!?
Often consumed on the go and with a straw, it's easy to down smoothies quickly. This can sometimes lead to pain, excess gas, and bloating – imagine eating everything you put in the blender in the time it takes you to drink a smoothie. That's why we recommend making your smoothies thicker (thank you chia seeds) and eating them with a spoon as a smoothie bowl. This slows the rate at which you're eating and reduces your risk of those uncomfortable symptoms.
When combining ingredients, it's also important to be mindful of FODMAP stacking, as the FODMAP levels of each ingredient combine to become high FODMAP.
This recipe has not been formally tested for FODMAPs, however the serving of each ingredient is low FODMAP, and therefore the smoothie should remain low FODMAP overall. It's super refreshing, delicious, and healthy - we 100% recommend trying!
- 1 cup (150g) strawberry flavoured lactose-free yogurt
- ¼ cup (40g) frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup (40g) frozen blueberries
- 1-2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp of your favourite low FODMAP chocolate protein powder
- 2 tbsp lactose-free milk
- Shredded coconut
- Low FODMAP fruit - kiwi fruit, mandarin, orange, passion fruit, pineapple
- Low FODMAP nuts or seeds - brazil nuts, chestnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, macadamias, peanuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, tigernuts
- Rolled oats
- Fodbods (we love topping our bowls with our Dark Choc Nibbles, as pictured)
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and garnish with desired toppings.