Low FODMAP Plantain, Papaya and Strawberry Acai Bowl
Updated: Feb 15, 2022
If you crave an acai bowl, you may want to try this raw food recipe!
If you've never tried an acai bowl before, I encourage you to have go making one. Especially if you like smoothies or ice cream! A great breakfast or brunch option. Best part of all is that they take less than 5 minutes to make and there is only a chopping board, knife and blender to wash up afterwards :-)
Apart from the bowl you serve your acai in- but I'm guessing that might be licked clean!
Frozen green plantains take the place of ripe, frozen banana's making this acai bowl FODMAP friendly; especially suited to those sensitive to fructose. Its also a good choice for those of us with Celiac disease, IBS, a wheat allergy or gluten sensitivity.
If you haven't tried raw plantain before I think you will be pleasantly surprised! Its firmer in texture than banana and less sweet (when green). Its gives a great texture and taste to smoothies.
This acai bowl recipe is packed full of amazing fresh strawberries and papaya . Topped with cocoa beans and small amounts of dried golden raisins. Intensely chocolaty and crunchy!!
What fruit will you choose to decorate your acai bowl? You can unleash your creativity with your own toppings. I've listed out a few FODMAP friendly topping options to get you started.
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Notes before we get started!
FODMAP red, amber green rating reflects the total amount of Fructose (FTS), Lactose (L), Mannitol (M), Sorbitol (S), Galactooligosaccharide (GOS) and Oligos Fructans (FTA) in the TOTAL volume/weight of the ingredients used in the recipe.
This recipe makes approximately 1 large bowl or 2 medium bowls (medium bowl pictured) of acai.
I'm a big fan of simple recipes that don't need fancy equipment. For this recipe it does help to have a good blender.
Blend the frozen green plantain, strawberries and papaya until it has the consistency of ice cream.
Add the acai powder, one spoon at a time to taste.
Scoop the acai mix from the blender into a bowl.
Decorate with your choice of toppings.
Tuck in and enjoy!!
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