My Low FODMAP Berry-licious Hemp Smoothie is so refreshingly awesome that even if you don’t have to follow a stringent diet protocol, you’re likely to love it all the same.
I was no stranger to Paleo, the GAPS diet, and SCD when I was diagnosed with SIBO. I also wasn’t completely a stranger to FODMAPS, but FODMAPS contain so many intricacies that I had to research, study, learn and apply in ways I never had before.
This is what FODMAP stands for (it’s an acronym).
You are looking at the above foods and thinking, “But I thought asparagus, apples, garlic, dates, and avocado were good for me?”
For normal people with a thriving digestive tract, they are. But for many, they are not. “Any FODMAPs that are not absorbed in the small intestine pass into the large intestine, where bacteria ferment them. The resultant production of gas potentially results in bloating and flatulence.”
And this is, again, why your New Year’s Resolution might have left you more bloated than ever.
Despite a tough diet protocol, I have learned to work with myself vs. against myself.
It’s proving to be bloat-free, beautiful and delicious!
FODMAPs are tricky, but I created a New Year’s Smoothie for Nutiva to help us all get going in the best possible way.
Every single ingredient used is low FODMAP. I have even learned the detailed tricks and tips to living low FODMAP, which I took into consideration when making this smoothie. For example, the recipe calls for 2 heaping handfuls of fresh spinach.
1 cup of fresh spinach is low FODMAP, but once you hit larger quantities (>2 3/4 cup), you then hit a territory which contains moderate amounts of the Oligos-fructans (oh-my-gosh-how-did-I-become-such-a-nerd?!) Since this is a smoothie recipe built for 2, you should have no problems staying within the low FODMAP guidelines.
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Low FODMAP Berry-licious Hemp Smoothie
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Updated in 2018 to add: Technically, this isn’t considered low-FODMAP any longer, but it can be. Make sure you use an unripe banana, only use 1/4 cup blueberries (unless you’re sure you only drink half of this smoothie), and no more than 30 raspberries. You can keep all the ingredients still, just make a few modifications.
And by the way, hemp rocks.
Hemp really, really rocks. You can get inspired with hemp via my I Heart #Hemp Pinterest Board, the Nutiva Hemp Pinterest Board and/or the Nutiva How to Use Hemp (Hempseed, Hemp Oil, Hemp Protein, Hemp Shakes) Pinterest Board. You can also grab another favorite Hemp recipe of mine: Lemon-Garlic Basil Spaghetti Squash (to comply with low FODMAP simply remove the garlic and in that case, it will be called, “Lemon-Basil Spaghetti Squash!”)
While I am healing through intention during 2015, my recipes are going to boom. You just wait.
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