This low fodmap strawberry smoothie is vegan, creamy, and nutritious. It is easy to make the low fodmap smoothie with only five ingredients: Strawberries, banana, almonds, hemp seeds, and almond milk.
Anyone on the low fodmap diet will love this low fodmap strawberry banana smoothie that tastes like strawberry shortcake ice cream in a cup. Yup, it is tasty, yet it is healthy, vegan, and made with whole food ingredients and zero processed sugar.
The addition of banana, almonds, and hemp seeds makes this low fodmap strawberry smoothie creamy and satiating—nothing quite like a naturally sweet and creamy strawberry smoothie.
I used frozen strawberries in this smoothie recipe, which was nice and chilled. You can use fresh strawberries as well, but add a few ice cubes to chill the smoothie.
Are strawberries low fodmap?
Strawberries have been tested to be low fodmap in a 65g serve by the Monash University, approximately five medium strawberries. A 75g serving of strawberries is moderate in fodmaps as this amount contains excess fructose.
If you are intolerant to excess fructose or experience IBS symptoms after consuming excess fructose, then be sure to stick to the recommended amount per serve.
In severe cases of SIBO, people may react to all the fodmaps. Yet, someone further along their healing SIBO journey may only react to specific fodmap foods or very high fodmap foods, so tune in to your body to find out which fodmaps you are reacting to.
Ultimate healing of IBS and SIBO occurs when people can eat high fodmap foods again without experiencing IBS and SIBO symptoms. The takeaway message is to tune into your body and symptoms and don’t be afraid of high fodmap foods forever. In fact, fiber is crucial for gut health, including high fodmap foods.
Benefits of this low fodmap strawberry smoothie
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C for immune support and are one of the top anti-oxidant rich fruits to combat inflammation. Excess inflammation caused by immune system activation leads to tissue damage over time.
Combatting inflammation with anti-oxidants, vitamin C, and manganese found in strawberries is essential for optimizing health. Manganese boosts the body’s internal anti-oxidant superoxide dismutase to reduce inflammation further as manganese is the co-factor for the SOD enzyme.
Folate is required for the MTHFR gene and in strawberries in decent amounts. And if you didn’t know, there is a connection between MTHFR gene mutations and SIBO.
It only takes 5 minutes to measure and blend this creamy low fodmap strawberry banana smoothie for anyone following the low fodmap diet. I kept the smoothie spice free although vanilla extract powder, cinnamon, and cardamon would blend beautifully in this low fodmap smoothie.
I love starting my day with smoothies as they are fresh, easy, and gentle on the digestive system. Frequently I am not super hungry in the morning, yet I need something to eat as I am a mom of a busy baby. This low fodmap smoothie hits the spot is super tasty and easy to make. So bring out your blender, measure all the ingredients and enjoy this creamy, vegan low fodmap strawberry smoothie.
Low Fodmap Strawberry Smoothie – Creamy, Vegan & Healthy
- High speed blender
- 5 medium strawberries (frozen)
- ½ banana
- 6 almonds
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- ¾ cup almond milk
- Measure all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy