You may not have guessed it, but most of the smoothies you see at juice bars and on social media are brimming with sugar… their vegetables and healthy fats are mere afterthoughts! And that's where all the good stuff is…
That's why I'm on a mission to redefine smoothie as low-sugar, nutrient-dense food medicines for people who are sick, stressed or burned out. So what's the trick behind ensuring your smoothie will boost your energy and productivity levels without sending your blood sugar through the roof?
It's simple… Make sure your smoothies contain 20% or less fruit.
Read on for a signature smoothie recipe that will get yourself started on the vegetable-heavy, energy-packed smoothie route. You can thank me later!
The benefits of this low-sugar green smoothie recipe
This recipe is abundant in essential vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, fibre, healthy fats and plant-based proteins. It’s practically a mind-body powerhouse!
Don’t fear all the greens – your taste buds will adjust quickly and you’ll love it after a few servings. If you like, you can also toss in other low-glycaemic fruits like a banana or green apple.
Because this recipe is so low in sugar, it’s even suitable for diabetics and prediabetics.
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Low-sugar green smoothie recipe that will boost your energy
2 cups dark leafy greens (try kale or spinach)
1 handful broccoli sprouts
1 cup mixed berries
1 tsp ginger, chopped
½ red bell pepper
3 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
Juice of ½ lemon
½ tsp chlorella powder
2 cup non-dairy milk (try almond milk)
What to do:
Add all of the ingredients to your blender. Blend on high-speed for one minute.
Decant the smoothie mixture into two tall glasses.
Tip: If you find your blender getting too full, blend your leafy greens with liquid first and then ad the rest.
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