Blueberry Lime Coconut Smoothie (low FODMAP)

I whipped up a smoothie today with some ingredients I had on hand. Do you remember the Harry Nielsson song titled, Coconut?

“You put de lime in de coconut, you drank ‘em bot’ up “ Well that is exactly what I did…BUT I added some blueberries and yogurt too! {and of course, some chia seeds}

I am somewhat pathetic when it comes to eating fruit. I try…and I do a pretty good job…but it does not come naturally.

But I do love a refreshing smoothie, do you?  I find most of my clients love smoothies too but they load them up with too many fruits–like 3-4 servings worth and the whole mixture has the calories and sugar of a hot fudge sundae!

So I made my yummy smoothie and put it in my very cute new vintage blue mason jars (Thank you Lauren Adler Dear, MS, RD for the tip!) Cutest mason jars eva….at Target!smoothie

Yes, another yummy smoothie!

I made my smoothie with Green Valley lactose free yogurt, blueberries, some ice, coconut slivers, chia seeds and some lime juice.smoothie ingredes

How cute is my new mason jar?  LOVE it!!!glass ready

Blueberry Lime Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces plain nonfat lactose free yogurt (I used Green Valley)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Ice if using fresh blueberries (about 6 cubes or more depending on desired thickness)

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to blender and blend away until frothy.
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin
http://blog.katescarlata.com/2013/08/24/blueberry-lime-coconut-smoothie/

And since I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE paper straws….I thought you might too. So here is my little paper straw give-a-way. Leave a comment about your favorite smoothie concoctions and you will enter a chance for these cute little straws!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry Straws…

straws

About katescarlata

Registered dietitian with over 20 years experience in the nutrition and wellness field. Digestive health expert. Runner, Writer, Mom of 3, Dog lover especially my chocolate lab, LUCY!

16 thoughts on “Blueberry Lime Coconut Smoothie (low FODMAP)

  1. Looks delicious! I like coconut water, avocado, and fruit (like frozen blueberries or honeydew), with brown rice protein powder. For a savory smoothie, try avocado with V-8, lime and cilantro, with cayenne to taste – it’s like gazpacho! Also, carrot juice, banana, and coconut milk with cinnamon and maybe a little almond butter make a great carrot cake smoothie.

  2. I drink smoothies after working out. My favorite is almond milk, 1/3 frozen banana, 1/4 C frozen blueberries, a heaping tablespoon of soy yogurt and Sun Warrior Protein powder.

  3. LOVE straws too, smoothies just don’t seem the same without them anymore! My favorite mix is 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk, 1/4 cup light coconut milk, 1/2 banana, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1 tsp cocoa and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Add spinach leaves if you like green. Sometimes I will add some prepared tapioca pearls to to it and make homemade bubble tea :)

    1. In regard to all the wonderful smoothie inspirations…I can see many of you are enjoying smoothies with some ingredients that may or do have FODMAPs…I don’t want some of the newbies to be confused. Some of my blog followers have past through the elimination phase (the strict phase) and have tested their tolerance to some of the FODMAPs and can enjoy some of these ‘forbidden foods’ from the elimination phase…so there are many people using Almond milk….and for the newbies, almond milk has not been thoroughly tested for FODMAPs yet…so I discourage its use during the elimination phase. Also, cocoa has been tested to be high in FODMAPs…small amounts such as 1 teaspoon may be tolerated but again, it should be limited or avoided during the strict elimination phase.

      1. Hi Kate,
        Thanks for the comments, I’ve been given information that almond milk is okay so good to know that it MAY possibly be a FODMAP! Someone recently posted a recipe for quinoa milk, any thoughts on that? Besides coconut milk, any good substitutes? Thanks!

      2. Stephanie, not sure about quinoa milk but if I had to guess, I think it might be okay or at least better than almond. Coconut milk, lactose free cow’s milk, rice milk would all be other options to try. But read ingredients. Many milks are now adding inulin or chicory root extract….so be careful!

  4. I love the look of this recipe – I am going to make this at home! It is very hard to get things like lactose free yoghurt here in New Zealand, but will add some ice and almond milk instead if i cant find it. I am really enjoying your blog – I have only just stumbled upon it in a final moment of despair over struggling so much with the low FODMAP diet. You make it so exciting and enjoyable that I have found the inspiration to keep going at it. You have also inspired me to see a dietician who i rang an made an appointment only a few moments ago! Thank you for all your inspiration – it has even reached Wellington New Zealand! : )

      1. Oh yes! I will use Rice or coconut milk instead – thank you for that! It’s time to get my smoothie-making on! Thanks again : )

  5. Hi Kate,

    Speaking of smoothies, how about wheat grass or wheat grass juice as an ingredient?

    Does it have gluten, thereby making it a FODMAP?

    Thanks,
    Lauren

    1. We don’t have any data on wheat grass or wheat grass juice. I say, leave it out while on elimination phase. Gluten, a protein, is not a FODMAP, which are carbohydrates–but sources of gluten include-wheat, barley and rye–which also contain FODMAPs. Confusing–but hope that helps.

Comments are closed.