This low fodmap green smoothie with spinach, kale, cucumber, pineapple, and ginger is refreshing, hydrating, and great for gut health.
Spinach, kale, and cucumber are nutritious low fodmap vegetables that taste amazing when combined with pineapple. Smoothies are so quick and easy to make and great for when you are busy or on the run. I got a little baby, so I love making easy healthy smoothies!
The low fodmap green smoothie is naturally sweetened with frozen pineapple, a low fodmap fruit. Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain that is great for gut health as it has anti-inflammatory properties and helps break down undigested proteins in the intestinal tract.
Cucumber is a hydrating, cooling, and soothing low fodmap vegetable that is gentle on the digestive system. Many people with IBS have inflammation in the gut, for which the cooling aspects of cucumber are great for.
I made this low fodmap green smoothie without banana as I have a banana in many of my low fodmap smoothie recipes, so I wanted to make one without a banana. The addition of half a banana does taste delicious and adds a little more sweetness.
When I was initially healing SIBO, banana was one of my trigger foods for acid reflux, a symptom of SIBO. I avoided banana for a while, even though half a banana was allowed on the SIBO and low fodmap diet.
After resolving one of the root causes of my SIBO, I was able to reintroduce banana without getting acid reflux. On my latest gut test through Viome, banana came back as a superfood for my gut health.
The resistant starches feed beneficial bacteria that produce the postbiotic butyrate to nourish the cells lining the colon. There are many benefits of a high fiber diet for gut health, so it is essential to address your root causes of IBS and SIBO so you can come off the low fodmap diet.
It is crucial not to label foods good or bad forever as your body’s needs and health will change over time. So, if you like and tolerate bananas add half a banana into this smoothie. Regardless the low fodmap green smoothie without banana tastes yummy!
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Low Fodmap Green Smoothie for IBS
- High speed blender
- ½ cup spinach
- ½ cup kale
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 cup pineapple
- ½ cup cucumber
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend for 20 seconds on high