This low-acid strawberry banana smoothie is delicious and nutritious. The almond and coconut milks neutralize the slightly acidic strawberries, so you can have a healthy snack without feeling the burn.
It’s been a long, long time since I posted. I have a good excuse, though—last fall I had a major flare-up of acid reflux. I experienced the works:
- painful heartburn
- sore throat
- post nasal drip
- difficulty swallowing
And all of these symptoms seemed to occur no matter what I ate. Drastic measures were in order, so I went searching for dietary and lifestyle options in addition to the medication my doctor recommended.
In a nutshell, I went on a 3-month-long super low-acid diet that included this tasty and simple low-acid strawberry banana smoothie.
Note: Don’t drink this smoothie too fast—a big acid reflux trigger comes from eating too much and/or too fast. Also, although strawberries can be acidic, the almond and coconut milks help neutralize the effect.
I also cut down on my stress (a big GERD trigger) by working on this blog less. That means my posts will be much smaller and less frequent. But! I’ll be returning back to the basics: just recipes and not much else from here on out.
So I hope you enjoy this low-acid strawberry banana smoothie recipe because it’s the first of many (low-garbage content and) low-acid recipes.
Low-Acid Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
- Immersion blender
- 1/3 banana, sliced
- 3 large frozen strawberries
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp carob powder (optional)
- Slightly thaw the strawberries by leaving them out for about 20 minutes, or zapping them in the microwave for 30 seconds.
- Place all ingredients in the beaker of your immersion blender.
- Set the wand in the bottom of the beaker, and then turn it on to low, letting the ingredients mix well. You can gently lift the wand up a bit to get a better mix, but not too far or you will have a mess on your hands.
- When all the ingredients are mixed, remove the wand and pour the smoothie into a glass to enjoy!