Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

6 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 3 Comments

If you read my journal you may know I’m going through some dietary changes as I figure out what my food sensitivities are. It’s really throwing me for a loop as it seems some of my favorite healthy vegetables may be causing my stomach distress, which is causing me cooking distress!

When I look in the pantry or fridge, all I see are foods I should be staying away from at the moment. It’s depressing.

Yummy Blueberry Coconut SmoothieSo yesterday I decided to look through my IBS books and focus on the foods I CAN eat. This smoothie was born. It cured my late-morning hunger and (because of the chia seeds) turned into more of a satisfying pudding!

Here’s what I did…

  • 1/2 ripe banana (50g)
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries (70g)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes (10g)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (12g)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

Put everything in the blender and process until smooth.

I let mine go for a good minute and it came out amazingly thick and luxurious!

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

I never put blueberries and coconut together before. They make a yummy team!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amount per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
220 12g 10g old: 5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
13g 6g 29g 4g

See other recipes using: almond milk, banana, blueberries, chia seeds, coconut


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    Rebecca

    January 18, 2015

    Hey Roni, I've had digestion issues all my life but this past year a little tip from one of my doctors has been a lifesaver. He recommended taking peppermint oil capsules 30 minutes before a meal, or whenever I'm having stomach distress. I take these http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0002UDK4Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1421558173&sr=8-1&dpPl=1&dpID=41juNbwlfRL&ref=plSrch. If I'm in the middle of some distress and take one, it's just a matter of minutes before I feel better. I highly recommend them! The only downside is that they make my burp peppermint, but to me that's a fair trade for what they do.

    Sarah

    February 8, 2015

    Mmmm this sounds so yummy!!! I did want to point out that this is actually only 2 points plus though. Using nutrition facts to calculate it would indicate 6, but the fruit is all zero points and so is the 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk. The chia and coconut are only 1 each. So even better! Can't wait to try this!

      roni

      February 9, 2015

      Thanks Sarah! I always use the full NI to calculate so there is no discrepancies and I can remain consistent. This way people can decide how they want to count it.