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.