I have never been a food bandwagoner, and therefore missed jumping on the matcha train when it left the station a few years ago. However, I am all about trying new things, and needed something lately to spice up my breakfasts and get me out of the rut I’ve been in. So I decided, better late than never, to create this Low FODMAP Matcha Nice-Cream, to eat on its own, create the base for a smoothie bowl, or to pair with my overnight oats. It’s also vegan and gluten free.
This Low FODMAP Matcha Nice-Cream is ridiculously simple (I really shouldn’t even be posting this it’s so easy), versatile, refreshing and fun.
It only requires 3 ingredients. You read that right. What’s the point in making things more convoluted or tricky than they need to be? Take some frozen bananas, blitz them up, add a splash of almond milk to make it a smooth and creamy consistency, and then add as much matcha powder as you’d like. I know – a no-brainer.
Matcha, if you weren’t already aware, is a powdered form of green tea, and according to the world wide web, is very high in antioxidants, so it’s good for you (in moderation, as with anything). It also contains caffeine, so could be perfect if you’re looking for a bit of a pickup in the mornings! Overall though, it’s a delicious way to start the day, or an ideal mid-afternoon snack. Add it on top of some overnight oats, or use it as a base and top it with some extra fruit and granola!
You could also make a big batch of this Low FODMAP Matcha Nice-Cream and store it in the freezer for the week ahead. Obviously, it will melt so I wouldn’t recommend commuting long distances with it.
If you try this recipe, let me know! I’d also be thrilled if you took a snap of it and tagged me in it on Instagram (@thatlofolife) so I can see it and share your creation in my stories! Feel free to leave me a star rating and any feedback below.
Matcha Nice-Cream (Low FODMAP, Vegan, Gluten Free)
- 100 grams firm frozen banana
- 2 tbsp matcha powder
- dash almond milk
In a high speed blender, process the frozen banana until it breaks down into tiny chunks.
Add the matcha powder and almond milk and blend until smooth.
Serve immediately to top your overnight oats, or load it up with low FODMAP yoghurt, fruit and granola.