I love working with different foods and drinks, especially when I can get creative and make new recipes.
Take a look at these beautiful coconut waters (above) in mason jars, infused with low-FODMAP fruits (and a little gin in one!).
Recently I had the pleasure of getting creative in the kitchen with two of my favorite foods – fruit and coconut water, namely coconut water by the brand Amy & Brian Coconut Water (if you missed my first recipe, you can check it out here- Review and Recipe : Amy and Brian’s Coconut Water and Low-FODMAP Coconut Cream Papaya Popsicles).
I made recipes for three fruit-infused coconut waters, one spiked with gin (low-FODMAP). The virgin recipes were so fun and easy to make, colorful and great for when you want to drink something other than water. The gin recipe (at far right) is great for a hot day or also makes a beautiful presentation for your next party.
Coconut water is low in FODMAPs (packaged or fresh) at 100ml. That gives you room to drink coconut water as is or experiment and use it in smoothies, desserts, in stir fry, soups, dressings and more. Gin is low in FODMAPs and a suggested serving is 30 ml (29 grams). *See my note about alcohol below.
Low-FODMAP Fruit-Infused Coconut Water (with gin)
- 1 small mason jar
- 4 thin slices of kiwi
- ½ large strawberry, quartered
- 1 ounce gin
- 3 ounces Amy & Brian Coconut Water with Lime
- 2 ounces filtered water
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Layer in all slices of kiwi to mason jar. Add in strawberry.
- Pour in gin, coconut water and lime juice.
- Close jar with lid and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours before enjoying.
And for the virgins…I used the same recipe above, minus the gin and used these low-FODMAP servings of fruit
Kiwi -Pineapple: 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple with two slices of kiwi and a pinch of cinnamon
Strawberry- Blueberry: 2 medium strawberries, chopped and 10 blueberries
*Please remember alcohol is a gut irritant and the suggested serving is one serving for women and up to two for men. Consider limiting alcohol when on the low-FODMAP diet so you can keep your gut calm and more accurately pinpoint your potential IBS triggers.
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