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. Get the scoop on how we developed our UC Cooking Club recipes!
Total Time5 min
- 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
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
Step 1Combine all ingredients in a high powder blender; blend until smooth.