Start The Day The Smoothie Way

Smoothies are a filling and nutrient dense snack or meal but when you’re doing a sugar cleanse or kicking your sugar habit permanently you need to be careful about what goes into them. Many people take the view that you should remove fruit completely from your diet when cutting down on sugar due to the Fructose but my opinion is that the fibre and vitamins they contain are hugely beneficial.

 

Take a break from the sugar laden fruits like bananas, mango, and papaya, and stick to fibre rich greens and avocados instead. Your body will get the nutrients it needs to remove toxins, boost weight loss, and help to strengthen your immune system, minus the blood sugar spike that comes alongside most smoothie recipes.

 

I love drinking a green smoothie first thing in the morning to get my day started. The Green Magic Smoothie (see below) is my favorite energy booster and the additional cacao is high in magnesium which helps keep stress levels in check.

 

Here are a couple of low sugar smoothie options to incorporate on a daily basis anytime you need a quick energy boost!

 

Green Magic Smoothie

 

350ml dairy free milk or water

2 small handful spinach

½ avocado

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon raw cacao powder

 

 

Wellness Smoothie

 

350ml cups dairy-free milk or water

2 small handful spinach

½ avocado

½ orange, peeled

1 tablespoon flax seeds

Dash of cinnamon

 

 

For both smoothies, simply add all ingredients to your blender and pulse until smooth and creamy. Try to drink them right away as these fresh and natural smoothies don’t last too long in the fridge.

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Heather x