Eating slowly and in a relaxed atmosphere supports your digestion. That’s one reason I love smoothie bowls. The second reason is – toppings! The picture here shows the bare minimum but you can add fresh fruit, coconut or whatever else comes to mind. If you’re on the go, this bowl can also be turned into a regular smoothie by adding a bit more of your preferred milk.

Bananas are a bit controversial in the SIBO world. If they work for you, great. If not, you can substitute a cup of strawberries or other frozen fruit for the banana.

As for the cocoa, it is not in the “green” column on Dr. Siebecker’s SIBO Specific Diet but cocoa is low FODMAP and I believe Dr. Siebecker feels many people can tolerate a bit of dark chocolate. As always, test foods to see what works for you specifically.


  • 1 peeled and frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon pecan, almond or peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon MCT oil (optional)
  • Optional toppings include coconut flakes, clover honey, cocoa, nuts, chia seeds, and fruit


  1. Place all ingredients except optional toppings in a high speed blender. For the milk, start by using a 1/2 cup and then add more as needed to reach the desired smoothie consistency.
  2. Blend all ingredients and pour into a bowl. Place desired toppings onto the smoothie. Enjoy!