These are NOT of my own making and here is the LINK from which I got them. I like to give credit where credit is due and this is another BLOG you might like to follow:
The website is called "Incredible Smoothies".
Lana’s Green Smoothie
- Handful of spinach
- 3 slices of cucumber
- 1/2 stalk of celery
- 1 teaspoon of organic cinnamon
- 2 frozen strawberries
- 1 tablespoon of flax seed
- 1/2 cup of blueberries(frozen or fresh)
- 3 tablespoon of organic rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon of raw cacao
- 6 ounces of unsweetened almond milk
Blast all the ingredients in a Nutri Bullet and enjoy! Makes around 8 to 10 ounces.
Barbara’s Green Smoothie
I have a green smoothie every morning for breakfast and it is:
- 1 small orange, peeled
- 2 big handfuls of spinach
- 1 large kale or chard leaf or 2 baby bok choi (nutrition info is for 1 kale leaf)
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries (nutrition info is for blueberries)
- 1 serving vegan protein powder
- 1 teaspoon goji berries, soaked for 10 minutes
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened organic coconut milk
water to adjust consistency to personal preference
Calories: 239 | Fat: 6g | Protein: 13g | Carbs: 39g | Sugar: 21g | Calcium: 15% | Iron: 3.2mg | Vitamin A: 91% | Vitamin C: 219% |
This makes approximately 4 cups of finished smoothie.
To change it up, I will add a small handful of cilantro, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, a tblsp of pureed pumpkin, or a tblsp of shredded coconut.
I am Type 2 (since 2008 when I quit smoking and gained 20 lbs), but am NOT on any medications for it, and never have been nor will I be if I can prevent it.
Because I add the protein powder to my smoothies, they don’t affect my blood sugar very much (well within the acceptable 2 point increase two hours after eating – Canadian measurements), certainly much less than a “conventional” breakfast did before. In general my blood sugar numbers have been steadily getting better since adding green smoothies to my lifestyle.
Chris’ Green Smoothie
- 8oz unsweetened almond milk
- 2-3 cups spinach (or any green. I use Kale and arugula too) (recipe is for 2 cups spinach)
- 1 medium banana, peeled
- 1/2 small avocado
Calories: 282 | Fat: 13g | Protein: 6g | Carbs: 36g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 6% | Iron: 2.4mg | Vitamin A: 41% | Vitamin C: 47% |
I blend the milk and greens first. add the banana the avocado last as it thickens the smoothie.
I drink 1 or two green smoothies each day, always for breakfast. I see less of a spike with smoothies than eating a “traditional” meal that is supposed to be for diabetics.