Our expert says:
If you have not previously eaten much fruit, then suddenly having a massive increase in fruit and the dietary fibre and fructose it contains, can cause bloating. I would suggest that you reduce the amount of smoothie to half or one third of the amount to start off with (100 to 150 ml) and use this smaller quantity for a few days to see how you react. If you do not bloat, then gradually increase the volume to about 250 ml (not more). If you still develop bloating then you may well be sensitive or even allergic to some of the ingredients. To discover if you are sensitive to the fruit or the dairy products, eat/drink them separately for a few days (2-3 days just the fruit, and 2-3 days just the milk/yoghurt). You should be able to narrow down what is causing the problem. If you should be sensitive to fruit (this is usually caused by the fructose content), then rather revert to your normal breakfast and eat additional servings of vegetables, which will supply you with the same protective nutrients found in fruit.
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