A Low-FODMAP Compliant Smoothie Snack

Hi, Friends!

Hope you had a great weekend.

This weekend I realized something awful.

Salsa on the low FODMAP elimination diet isn’t a thing.

On the Whole30, I learned to be careful with salsas and even tried making some homemade, but onions and garlic are allowed on Whole30, and they’re strictly NOT on low FODMAP. It’s okay. 5 more weeks. Without salsa. The longest in my Texas-raised life that I have lived without salsa. I will survive.

This weekend we did a ton of house organization stuff. Apparently I am a hoarder and kept every single one of my notebooks from undergrad. A little too sentimental about school. We also went to a cool farm to table restaurant called Whiskey Cake. Zack loved it! Success!

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We continued playing with our cool, new kitchen appliances. I was craving a smoothie, so I threw some things in the ninja blender

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and ta-dah! A smoothie snack.

It wasn’t good. I can’t get over the texture left behind from blended cucumbers.

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But this morning’s breakfast smoothie snack was delicious (and less attractive). The best part- it’s low FODMAP ๐Ÿ™‚

I was a little concerned about using my favorite protein, Vega brand. One of the main sources of protein it uses is pea protein. After researching, I’m fairly certain that it’s still a qualified low-FODMAP food if consumed in amounts <20g. One whole scoop serving is 44g, so I measured less than half of the scoop.

-A little less than 1/2 scoop of Vega Sport Chocolate protein
-1/2 C almond milk/water mix
-1/2 C coconut milk yogurt (or another lactose-free yogurt)
-1 C ice
-1/2 tbsp peanut butter (or coconut oil! another good source of healthy fat)
-1/2 tbsp chia seeds (another decent source of protein)
Blend!

(I also added a packet of Enteragam protein from my doctor. Doesn’t affect the taste)
I normally like to add frozen fruits or veggies to my smoothies…but I need to go grocery shopping.

Hope you’re all having a really great Monday!

All politics aside, a few things happened this weekend that I’m not too stoked about, but I feel I should comment. I really think America is a place for all, and I’m proud of everyone who defended that notion. Thank you, friends. Thank you defendingย America as the safe haven that it is for so many. Thank you for your bravery and your courage.

Keep moving forward ๐Ÿ™‚

-Stacey

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