Low Sugar Smoothies

It’s officially the holiday season and a great time to start each day in November with a healthy bolus of a meal, a green smoothie. Join me this month for a daily smoothie challenge!

Spinach Berry

Blend the above in a good blender such as a Ninja, a good Kitchen Aid blender (I use the Kitchen Aid option and it does just fine) and/or a Vitamix.

Creamy Avocado Berry:

Blend the above in a good blender such as a Ninja, a good Kitchen Aid blender.

Apple Pumpkin

  • 1/3 cup puree pumpkin
  • 1.5 cup raw spinach
  • 1.5 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon clove
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1/3 or ½ of a small frozen banana (I peel multiple bananas, wrap them in foil and then freeze them)
  • ½ cup of cooled apple cinnamon herbal tea (I brew a small amount of water the night before and leave it on the counter for the morning)
  • 1 scoop of vegan protein powder
  • 1 tbsp of gelatin/collagen blend

Blend the above in a good blender.

Green Machine

  • 2 large handfuls spinach leaves (2-3 cups)
  • 3-4 large romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 peeled banana, you can even use frozen to make the drink even colder
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 cup purified water, almond milk, coconut water or coconut milk
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 2 tbsp of gelatin/collagen blend

Blend the above in a good blender.

Tip: The ingredient measurements in green smoothies are flexible, add more or less of any ingredients to your taste. Also, check out this guide to continue building the perfect green drink.

Berry Bliss

  • 1 cup organic mixed berries, frozen
  • 2 Tablespoons Chia seeds (optimize the nutrition by soaking the chia seeds overnight in water)
  • 1.5 cups water (substitute with almond/coconut milk)
  • 1 tsp spirulina or vital greens
  • 1 scoop of vegan protein powder
  • 1 tbsp of gelatin/collagen blend

Blend the above in a good blender.

Choco-blueberry

Blend the above in a good blender.

Additional Smoothie Tips: 

If you want the smoothie to be sweeter, feel free to add more banana or vanilla extract. As well, with the flu season upon us, I more often than not, tear open 2 green tea sachets and add the ingredients in with the smoothie for an extra immune system booster. Last but not least – I often combine many of the ingredients the night before so breakfast can be whipped together effortlessly. Need more smoothie ideas? Click here. 

 

Keto Smoothie Inspo

I’ve been consuming a smoothie most days of the week since the new year, and I’m finding to improve my appetite, blood sugar, and energy levels the most, I need to stick to a pretty low-carb recipe. The recipes I’ve organized here suit my needs, and perhaps yours too. Let me know which recipe you like the most!

Cocoa Cinnamon Smoothie

Low carb, keto-friendly, high protein. 
8 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: HIgh protein, Keto, Low carb
Servings: 1
Author: Kelly, Diabetic Dietitian

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder organic
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 scoops collagen peptides
  • 1/2 cup avocado, frozen, cubed
  • 12 oz water
  • 5 cubes ice
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 6 drops liquid stevia

Instructions

  • Mix all the above in a blender until smooth. 

KSW Vanilla Coconut Smoothie

Low carb, but full of protein, fiber, and flavor. Appealing to satiate a strong appetite and fuel weight loss and blood sugar control. 
Prep Time8 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: HIgh protein, Keto, Low carb, Low sugar
Servings: 1
Author: Kelly, Diabetic Dietitian

Ingredients

  • 3 scoops collagen peptides
  • 4 oz water
  • 5` ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter Add at the end of blending
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla MCT oil
  • 3 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Mix all the above in a blender until smooth.

KSW Ginger Smoothie

Creamy, green and full of nutrition. The high protein content of these smoothies are favorable for blood sugar control and satiety. 
Prep Time8 mins
Keyword: HIgh protein, Keto, Low carb
Servings: 1
Author: Kelly, Diabetic Dietitian

Ingredients

  • 1 squeezed lime, fresh
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 tsp matcha powder I get mine from Costco
  • 1 cup coconut milk, full fat
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup cucumber
  • 3 scoops collagen peptides

Instructions

  • Mix all the above in a blender until smooth.