Peanut Butter-Banana Green Smoothie

Ulcerative colitis can mess with your ability to absorb nutrients. This smoothie helps you get the essentials you need: Spinach is a good source of iron—a mineral at risk for deficiency during UC flares. Bananas can also help replace lost nutrients like potassium, which is important for electrolyte balance.


  • 1 medium frozen banana, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla soymilk
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. natural salted peanut butter
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon


Step 1 Combine all ingredients in a high powder blender; blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 382 calories; 14g fat; 2g saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 182mg sodium; 51g carbohydrate; 9g fiber; 16g protein; 16g sugar; 381mg calcium; 4mg iron; 802mg potassium

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