Sometimes you just need to pack in a bit more greenery and goodness before you’ve started your day. Smoothies are also a great way to use up any left over spinach if it’s not got much life left in it. This one’s also packed full of protein, healthy fats (avocado), antioxidants (blueberries and baobab powder), potassium (banana), omega 3 (flaxseed) and energy boosting supplements (maca).
1/2 chopped banana (frozen or unfrozen)
large handful of blueberries (frozen will be cheaper)
1/4-1/8 avocado (high in polyols, so limit this)
1 tbsp of ground flaxseed/linseed
1 tsp of maca powder
1 tsp of baobab powder
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder*
large handful of baby spinach
top up with water and unsweetened almond milk (or other lactose-free alternative) to suit your preferred thickness of smoothie!
*protein powder: your best low-FODMAP choice is a vegan protein powder, made with hemp, pea and rice proteins. I use a soya protein powder but in large quantities soya is high in oligosaccharides, so I wouldn’t use a whole cup. When I’ve finished my bag of protein powder I’ll be getting a vegan powder like these ones.