There is nothing better than a fresh homemade smoothie on a summers day. My Pineapple Passion smoothie contains a delicious combination of fresh fruit without adding any additional fruit juice, making it the perfect low FODMAP smoothie.
I absolutely love making smoothies, it’s one of my favourite things to do. During the summer I never stray too far from my NutriBullet!
As someone who follow a low FODMAP diet and struggles with fructose it’s difficult to find smoothies in shops or cafes that cater. Often smoothies contain added fruit juice, which is a big no for low FODMAP. Additionally the likes of pear, watermelon, apple and the king of so many smoothies, the mango are all very high FODMAP.
It’s definitely a lot easier, tastier and quick (than driving to the supermarket to buy one!) to make your own smoothie at home.
My Pineapple Passion smoothie combines my favourite fruits, banana and pineapple whilst adding one of the most underrated fruits in the UK, the passionfruit!
Seriously, we don’t use the passionfruit enough here, it has the most amazing tropical flavour that complements the other fruit perfectly.
When I made my very first Pineapple Passion (before I named it that), I couldn’t quite put my finger on how to describe the flavour. In a way, I can taste all the components separately, but then again they combine so well that the Pineapple Passion really creates a flavour of it’s own.
In terms of sourcing the ingredients it’s really important that you make a Pineapple Passion with perfectly ripe fruit.
I always make sure my pineapple is lovely and yellow when I use it. If it’s too pale it can be hard and tasteless. I always have frozen bananas in the freezer (make sure you chop them before you freeze them though!), it’s best to wait until they are very pretty darn ripe before freezing them I think.
With Passionfruit, always buy those closest to their sell by date and try not to use them too much before this. Almond milk should always be unsweetened, there is seriously never a need to buy a sweetened version. I tend to use Plenish Almond Milk.
Right recipe time!
- * 250g fresh pineapple
- * 1 passionfruit
- * 2 frozen bananas
- * 240ml unsweetened almond milk
- 1) Place the chopped fresh pineapple and frozen banana chunks into the blender.
- 2) Cut your passionfruit in half and scoop out the contents. Add this to the blender.
- 3) Add your almond milk.
- 4) Whizz away until combined and smooth.
- 5) Pour into glasses.
- 5) Enjoy!
- This recipe is enough for 1 large smoothie or 2 smaller smoothies.
It’s definitely my favourite smoothie at the moment and I love that I can enjoy it without any niggles. Low FODMAP smoothies aren’t as easy as you might think! Let me know if you have any other ideas for low FODMAP smoothies, I’d love to try them. Leave a comment below or on Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram.
Thanks for reading and happy Pineapple Passion Smoothie drinking!
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