Some people with IBS may have to limit what they eat due to triggers or because they are trialling a diet like the Low FODMAP diet to help get their symptoms under control. A side effect of this may be that they experience some weight loss. For some of you that may be a welcome side effect, but for others it may not be and it can be challenging to maintain weight with a restricted diet.
One thing that helped me during this time was smoothies. Sipping a smoothie in-between meals definitely helped me keep my energy up and provided with me with much needed nutrients.
This recipe is in line with the Monash Low FODMAP App at the time of writing, but of course it’s not for everyone. Hopefully it may give you some ideas about how you can introduce some delicious smoothie combinations into your day!
This recipe will provide approximately 1,752kJ/418 cal, 25g carbohydrates, 11g protein, 29g fat and 4.9g fibre.
1 firm banana
¼ cup canned coconut milk
¾ cup water
2 tbs peanut butter or ¼ cup roasted peanuts
Place all ingredients into a blender
Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: We recognize that some ingredients listed in this recipe may be a trigger food for some people. Please feel free to omit or substitute any ingredients that don’t work for you.