This low fodmap carrot orange smoothie is an excellent smoothie for IBS and SIBO. The SIBO smoothie is aligned with phase 2 of the SIBO diet. Enjoy this low fodmap carrot smoothie for breakfast or as a healthy snack.
The subtle undertones of ginger and cinnamon are the perfect spices for SIBO and flavoring this SIBO breakfast smoothie with carrots, banana, orange, hemp seeds, honey, and almond milk. It is fresh yet satisfying and won’t leave you feeling too full or bloated. Ugg, the uncomfortable bloat is one of the annoying symptoms of SIBO.
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Ginger for SIBO
Ginger is a great spice for SIBO as it has antimicrobial properties and helps to prevent bloating. Individuals with SIBO often struggle with slow motility, and ginger has been shown to improve gastric emptying. Slow motility of the upper digestion system is problematic for SIBO as the food is fuel for bacteria to thrive when the food is not moved along efficiently. The gentle undertones of ginger in this SIBO smoothie are delicious plus there are so many benefits of ginger.
Many people with SIBO suffer from inflammation. Cinnamon is a wonderful spice and potent antioxidant to help negate inflammation caused by SIBO. Not to mention cinnamon combines beautifully with carrot and orange, adding the perfect natural sweetness.
Half a banana with almond milk yields the ultimate creaminess in this low fodmap carrot orange smoothie. Be sure only to use half a banana that is not overripe to keep this low fodmap carrot smoothie in line with the phase 2 SIBO recipe guidelines of the Bi-Phasic diet.
I added a tsp of honey as a natural sweetener allowed in small amounts on low fodmap and SIBO diets. If you prefer no added sugar, skip the honey depending on how symptomatic your symptoms are and how strict you are.
My goal is always to help people heal their IBS or SIBO symptoms so they can reintroduce high fodmap foods starting in small amounts. Since this is my ultimate goal and there are so many benefits of fiber for gut health, I am not super strict with myself or my clients.
Sometimes the stress of following such restrictive diets is more harmful than eating the food itself. Remember, digestion is a parasympathetic process which means stress impairs digestion. You can learn the basics of digestion 101, but the first starts in the brain and the nervous system. Take a deep breath, slow down and breathe before you eat.
Are carrots low fodmap?
Carrots are a fantastic budget-friendly low fodmap vegetable rich in carotenoids that are particularly beneficial for eye health. I love using carrots in smoothies to increase my vegetable intake without eating a salad. The natural sweetness in carrots combines beautifully with orange to make a great tasting low fodmap carrot smoothie. This smoothie is a SIBO friendly recipe as well. Here is a list of other low fodmap vegetables.
Are oranges low fodmap?
Oranges are a low fodmap fruit that can be enjoyed on phase 2 of the SIBO diet. They are rich in vitamin c and bioflavonoids. Unfortunately, oranges are a high histamine fruit that can cause histamine intolerance symptoms in individuals with a dirty DAO enzyme or who have an over-filled histamine bucket.
Many people with SIBO concurrently suffer from histamine too. A low histamine SIBO diet is one of the most restricting diets so I recommend removing the obvious high histamine foods that are causing histamine symptoms. Beware that oranges are on the high histamine list as well.
Probiota HistaminX is the best probiotic for histamine intolerance that I have come across. But hopefully, you tolerate oranges well and can enjoy this low fodmap carrot orange smoothie because it is so darn tasty! Here is a low fodmap blueberry smoothie that you will love as well if you like blueberries 😊
I used Pure Harvest unsweetened activated almond milk. You can also make homemade almond milk. Many nut kinds of nut milks contain added oils, thickeners, and sweeteners that are not suitable for the SIBO diet.
Hemp seeds are a fantastic plant-based source of protein that is great to make low fodmap protein smoothies with. They are an excellent source of essential fatty acids, including the anti-inflammatory omega-three fats that help to combat inflammation.
It is super easy to whip up this SIBO smoothie recipe with orange, carrot, and banana. I hope you enjoy this low fodmap carrot orange smoothie as much as I do. I love filling up on nutritious liver cleansing fruits and vegetables. The mellow hints of ginger and cinnamon make this smoothie for IBS even healthier. Enjoy!
If you are struggling with SIBO Dr. Nirala Jacobi from the SIBO Doctor has a very informative patient SIBO success course to beat SIBO for good. This course covers
- additional underlying causes of SIBO
- testing for SIBO
- Symptoms of SIBO
- types of SIBO
- biphasic SIBO diet
- antimicrobials for SIBO
and much more!
Dr. Nirala Jacobi has been my go-to resource for information on SIBO. There is so much to know about SIBO and the SIBO success plan covers all the essentials that you need to know about SIBO so you can beat SIBO for good.
Also, be sure to sign up for my gut health guide and gain access to my FREE resource library with recipe E-books for SIBO and IBS. You may also like this carrot banana smoothie that is suitable for anyone on the low fodmap diet.
Low Fodmap Carrot Orange Smoothie
- High speed blender
- 1 cup carrots
- 1 orange
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp fresh ginger
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 ice cubes
- Peel one medium naval orange and chop one cup carrots.
- Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender to blend.
For more SIBO smoothie recipes you may also like this low fodmap blueberry smoothie. If you love carrots, cinnamon, and ginger like me then this low fodmap carrot soup is suitable for phase 1 of the SIBO diet is for you!