Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 0 hours

Yields: 2 servings

This Low FODMAP black forest smoothie is a seriously decadent treat. Enjoy it as a dessert or a luxurious breakfast on your SIBO diet plan.

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  • 2 cups (16 oz) almond milk
  • ¼ avocado
  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • 4 heaped tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs honey or maple syrup (if Low FODMAP)
  • handful of ice
  • 4 cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 1 oz dark chocolate, grated (optional)


  • Place the almond milk, avocado, chia seeds, spinach leaves, cocoa powder, maple syrup and ice in a high-powered blender. Blitz until well combined and creamy.
  • Pour into two tall glasses. Garnish with chopped cherries and grated chocolate. Serve immediately.

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11 thoughts on “Black forest smoothie”

    1. Hi Rehana
      If you look at the top of the recipe, you will see all of the diets it is suitable for:
      Diet Type: Dairy free, Egg free, Gluten free, Grain free, Low FODMAP, Vegetarian
      This recipe is more suitable for someone on the Low FODMAP diet or when they’re moving off the Bi Phasic Diet and adding more variety into their nutrition after the SIBO Bi Phasic Diet.

  1. Under method you say to blend almond milk, chia seeds, etc., but you don’t mention the avocado. I assume this is an oversight?

  2. Hi Rebecca
    Your black forest smoothie includes some ingredients that I am unsure about. For example chia seeds and maple syrup – both are listed as ‘illegal’ according to Dr. Allison Siebecker, the medical director for the SIBO Center for Digestive Health. She also lists cherries as ‘legal’ high FODMAP. My concern is that recipe is not suitable for SIBO especially bi-phasic. Could you please comment?

    1. Hi Diana
      Thanks for your message. If you look at the top of the recipe you can see the classification. This is a Low FODMAP recipe. All ingredients are per the allowed quantities for the Low FODMAP diet.
      Kind regards

      1. Hi Rebecca,

        There may be some issue with the website as of 10/10/2023 this recipe comes up under Phase 1 Restricted. Perhaps the categories have gotten mixed up recently.

        Thanks for your help 🙂

  3. Dear Rebecca, I’ve been using your cookbooks for a good while now and I thank you for them. I especially love these pop up recipes in my Email. Quick question: will you ever begin to include nutrition information for the recipes, meaning calories, grams of sugar, protein, etc.? Just those three would mean a lot. Thanks again!

    1. Hi Pandit
      I’m glad you’ve been enjoying my recipes! At this stage I won’t be including nutritional information as the goal with SIBO is not to count calories, but to eat a wide range of food that is gentle on the gut.
      Kind regards

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