08 December 2016

Banana bread smoothie

Low FODMAP Banana Bread Smoothie

By Lyndal McNamara - Research Dietitian

Do you often crave desserts but can't spare the calories (or the FODMAPs)? Inspired by a deliciously soft, rich slice of spiced banana bread, this healthy smoothie can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or hey, why not even dessert!) 
Ingredients: 
  • 1 firm (slightly green) banana, peeled, sliced and frozen 
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (calcium fortified) 
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats 
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yoghurt* 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon 
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg 
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup (optional - if you like a sweeter smoothie) 
Method: 
  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately! 
Tips: 
  • * Use a lactose free variety of Greek yoghurt if you malabsorb lactose. 
  • Simply omit yoghurt to make this smoothie suitable for vegans, or for an even more decadent twist, add 1 tsp of natural peanut butter! 
  • Using slightly green bananas boosts the resistant starch (natural prebiotic) content of your smoothie!
Nutrition information/serve Recipe serves 1
Energy 1007kJ
Protein 11g
Carbohydrates 36g
- Sugars 18g
Fat 4g
- Saturated fat 1g
Fibre 5g
Sodium 81mg
Calcium 196mg
FODMAPs LOW
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