Oh hey, smoothie lovers! Are you like me, who loves a sweet morning ritual? riiight?
I’m a BIG fan of breakfast, and I’m that kind of person that goes to bed at night thinking about my morning menu (for real). In the past few weeks, If you follow my life adventures on Instagram, you’ve seen how I introduced a low-fodmap lifestyle in an effort of relieving my IBS and GERD symptoms.
And today, in partnership with our KitchenAid friends, I’ll show you how you can start your mornings like a champion, explain you a bit more about low-fodmap (most of you had many questions about it), and show you that with creative recipes and an epic blender like the new KitchenAid K400 blender who blends even the toughest ingredients with ease, in seconds, you’ll be super excited about this low-fodmap life.
We’ll master in minutes three smoothie recipes: Mango, pineapple turmeric, Green smoothie and Orange cream – all gluten free and low-fodmap.
The changes I did and what’s all about low-fodmap
FODMAPs are a group of poorly (and I want to bold this) absorbed fermentable carbohydrates that are present in many, many things I used to eat, hurting my healthy gut, a lot. Since my doctor detected my condition, he asked me to start a low-fodmap lifestyle, including avoiding: gluten, stone fruits such as apples, cherries, cauliflower, beans, fructose, garlic, onions, honey, corn syrup, soft cheeses, dairy and many others.
In all honesty, it isn’t that hard! At first, I felt a bit intimidated reading everything I needed to avoid and the ones I had to limit, feeling so relieved just after a few days in. There’s an initial elimination diet (of about 4 weeks) where we limit all the triggers and re-introduce them slowly to see what are the ones our poor gut can’t process. The three smoothies you’ll learn how to make today, are fully tested and low-fodmap!
My favourite tool to use in my morning ritual
Am I the only one who thinks an epic blender is my bestie? I didn’t think so! Discovering the new KitchenAid 2021 Colour of the year, Honey – appliances, as the K400 blender, – was all I needed to be happier, and I can’t even explain how much I love this blender: the sleek, durable, high quality KitchenAid design, the power of the blade that gives incredibly smooth results on tough ingredients, from kale to almonds, seeds and more, for smooth, great tasting creations, and the 3 preset recipe programs: Ice crush, icy drinks, and smoothie that I adored!
While most people only have room for a few small appliances on their kitchen counter, it totally doesn’t mean that we don’t want KitchenAid products in every color of the rainbow, including the 2021 colour of the year: Honey.
We are SO lucky we’ll be able to get two exclusive appliances in this tone: the K400 blender and the Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer. Now, let’s scroll down and learn how to make these beautiful, yummy and healthy smoothies.
She was the number one smoothie fan, and I’m her number one fan!
Endless thanks to KitchenAid for sponsoring this post today, all opinions expressed here are entirely mine.
Low-FODMAP Pineapple Mango Turmeric Smoothie
- 1 cup chopped mango
- 1 cup fresh pineapple
- 2 cups low-FODMAP milk
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- Place all the ingredients in your blender and use KitchenAid's K400 smoothie preset.
- Top with fresh lavender or edible flowers
- Serve & enjoy!
Low-FODMAP Green Smoothie
- 1 lime, fresh squeezed
- 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
- 1 cup fresh pineapple
- 1 cup chopped kale
- 1/2 cup low-FODMAP milk (can be lactose-free, almond, oat)
- 1/3 cup lactose-free yogurt
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend using KitchenAid's K400 smoothie preset.
- Serve & Enjoy!
Low-FODMAP Orange Cream Smoothie
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (or 1 orange)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup coconut cream
- 1/2 cup low-FODMAP milk
- ice cubes
- 2 tbsp low-FODMAP sugar (what you tolerate, in my case - cane sugar)
- Combine all the ingredients in your blender and use the smoothie preset of the K400 KitchenAid's blender.
- Garnish with orange peel or edible flowers
- Serve & enjoy!