I want to teach you how to build the best Paleo Smoothie Bowl with an added bonus for those needing the low-FODMAP modification.

I once developed a blog post for Nutiva called, “How to Build the Best Smoothie Bowl.” And after I created it, I thought, “But what about my friends who want to build one but need to do it 100% Paleo and/or within a low-FODMAP guideline?  

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Now here’s how to do it with the appropriate modifications. 

{Next to each ingredient below, if it’s “Paleo-approved” there will be a (P). If it’s FODMAP-friendly (meaning low FODMAPs and/or FODMAP-free)) there will be an (F).}

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Base Ingredients

  1. Banana (P, F)
  2. Apple (P)
  3. Orange (P, F)
  4. Mango (P)
  5. Peach (P)
  6. Pear (P, F – only if it’s a Prickly Pear)
  7. Kiwi (P, F)
  8. Avocado (P)
  9. Cherry (P)
  10. Pineapple (P, F)
  11. Strawberries (P, F)
  12. Blueberries (P, F)
  13. Raspberries (P, F)
  14. Blackberries (P)

Green Add-Ins

  1. Kale (P, F)
  2. Spinach (P, F)
  3. Chard (P, F)


  1. Coconut Water (P, F – sometimes)
  2. 100% Fruit Juice (Depends)
  3. Dairy Milk (Neither)
  4. Non-Dairy Milk (coconut, almond, rice, cashew, soy, hemp, etc.) (P, F – coconut, P – almond, F – rice, P – cashew, F – hemp) (Learn how to make Homemade Hemp Hemp Milk and Homemade Vanilla Mint Almond Milk.)


  1. Protein Powder(Depends, but HERE is the best organic low-FODMAP protein powder)
  2. Greek Yogurt (Neither)
  3. Coconut Milk Yogurt (P, F)
  4. Tofu (F – but only if it’s plain or firm not silken)

Other Additions for Added Nutrients, Color, Texture & Flavor

  1. Chia Seeds (F)
  2. Hempseeds (F)
  3. Flax seeds (F)
  4. Almonds (P)
  5. Coconut Manna (P, F – caution with too much of it, though)
  6. Coconut Oil (P, F)
  7. Honey (P)
  8. Coconut Sugar (P, F)
  9. Cinnamon (P, F)
  10. Superseed Blend (F)
  11. Turmeric (P, F) (Bonus: doubles as yellow natural food coloring for your smoothie bowl.)
  12. Ginger (P, F)
  13. Maca (P, F)
  14. Peanut Butter (F)
  15. Maple syrup (P, F)
  16. Matcha Powder (P, F)
  17. Vanilla (P, F)
  18. Spirulina (P, F) (Bonus: doubles as blue-green natural food coloring for your smoothie bowl. Use code ‘GUTSY10’ at checkout to save an automatic 10%.)

Crunchy Toppings

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  1. Chia Seeds (F)
  2. Hempseeds (F)
  3. Sunflower seeds (P, F)
  4. Pumpkin seeds (P, F)
  5. Granola (Depends, but most Granola would not fall under the F category. For a Paleo and Keto granola check out THIS one. Use code ‘AGUTSYGIRL’ at checkout to save an automatic 15%.)
  6. Walnuts (P, F)
  7. Almonds (P)
  8. Pomegranate seeds (P)
  9. Goji berries (P)
  10. Cacao nibs and/or chocolate chips (Depends, all around, but choosing 100% cacao will give you P + F. Choose the nibs or powder)

Other Toppings

  1. Banana (P, F)
  2. Mango (P)
  3. Peach (P)
  4. Pear (P)
  5. Kiwi (P, F)
  6. Pineapple (P, F)
  7. Strawberries (P, F)
  8. Blueberries (P, F)
  9. Raspberries (P, F)
  10. Blackberries (P)
  11. Dragon Fruit (P, F)
  12. Shredded coconut (P, caution for F)
  13. Dried fruit (P, caution for F)
  14. Coconut whip cream (P, F) (Learn how to make Coconut Whip Cream.)
  15. Chocolate Suntella (Use code ‘AGUTSYGIRL’ at checkout to save an automatic 15%.)
  16. Bee Pollen (P, F)

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  1. Thanks for the receipies and being considerate of fodmaps.
    What I am concerned about with smoothies in general is the amount of fluid they contain that will dilute the stomache acid. Is that something you worry about as well?

    1. Hi! That’s a great point! I have 2 thoughts on this….
      1. Drink them in between meals.
      2. Use less liquid and more food in them….more smoothie bowl than smoothie:)

      Hope that helps!

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