Weill Cornell Bone Marrow Transplant Program


Examples of a low-microbial diet recipes can be seen below.

Edamame Guacamole

Serves:  3

A protein-packed version of traditional guacamole provides heart-healthy fat and fiber.Edamame Guacamole


  • 1 cup shelled frozen edamame, thawed
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, halved and pitted
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Rinse the avocado, tomato, cilantro, and lime under water thoroughly.
  2. Place edamame in the bowl of a food processor and process to a paste, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary. This should take less than a minute.
  3. Scrape avocado flesh into a large bowl and mash until smooth. Add the edamame paste, Greek yogurt, onion, tomato, cilantro and stir to combine.  Add lime juice and salt to taste.
  4. If you have time, refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the guacamole to firm up, otherwise dig in! Serve with chips or well-washed vegetables.
  5. Keep guacamole refrigerated promptly, and consume within 1-2 days of preparation.

Nutritional facts per serving: 190 calories, 12g fat, 210mg sodium, 15g carbohydrates, 8g fiber, 4g sugar and 9g protein.

Recipe from: Coffee and Quinoa Blog

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Recipe adapted by Stephanie Roit, MS RD CDN, clinical dietitian, Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Serves 2

A high calorie, high protein shake for an energy dense breakfast or mid-day snack.

Ingredients:Chocolate PB Banana Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp protein powder (optional)
  • 1 cup milk or non-dairy milk


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a blender, and blend on high speed until smooth. Enjoy!

Nutritional facts per serving:  252 calories, 25g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 16g sugar and 15g protein.

To make dairy free: Swap protein powder for greek yogurt and use non-dairy milk such as soy or almond