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.
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