Low Salicylate Choc Banana and Pear Smoothie

by | Apr 20, 2022

During the warmer months when I find myself straying from my usual bowl of porridge (gasp!), I seem to alternate between bircher muesli and a smoothie bowl for breakfast. One of my favourite smoothie formulas is this chocolate, banana and pear combo, a refreshing drink usually enjoyed alongside some buttery toast, or in a smoothie bowl topped with a generous helping of granola. A wonderfully fresh and healthy start to the day, this smoothie is sure to give you those summertime feels.

Enjoy xx


Low Salicylate Choc Banana and Pear Smoothie

Serves 1



  • Measuring cups
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  • Blender



1 large frozen banana

1/2 pear (peeled and grated)

1 Tbsp greek yoghurt

3 Tbsp rolled oats

1/2 Tbsp maple syrup (more if you like your smoothie sweeter)

1/2 cup milk

1/2 Tbsp cashew butter*

1/2 Tbsp cacao powder



1.) Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth.
2.) Taste and adjust – for a thinner consistency add more milk and for a thicker consistency add more oats. After adjustments blitz again until smooth.
3.) Pour into a glass and drink.
4.) For a smoothie bowl-type concoction, pour into a bowl and top with granola.
*While cashews have historically tested low for salicylates, more recent tests (Malaker et al. 2017) which retested with free and bound salicylates found cashews to be in the high category. Most people tolerate cashews well, while others may be prone to a reaction, in which case, omit cashews in future if you do find you experience any adverse affects.

DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 


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