When it comes to breakfast smoothies, you must be careful and choose ones that fit within YOUR guidelines. Just because you see a recipe in an LCHF, Paleo or ‘healthy’ cookbook or menu plan, doesn’t mean that it is right for you. Everyone must take the time to find out what works for their bodies, and what doesn’t.
Smoothies that contain high fructose fruits are completely off limits for some people, and are OK as an occasional treat for others. In our household, we have fruit (mainly berry) smoothies maybe once every 2-3 weeks depending on how we are feeling. Sometimes I will even add a banana. One banana in a smoothie meant for 2 or 3 people is well within what works for us. We are healthy, not overweight, and we aren’t overcoming an illness or insulin resitance, so what we eat may differ from what other people do. Please take this into consideration when choosing a breakfast smoothie to start your day.
This recipe is very low in fructose (the coconut water has small amounts of fructose, but can be high in carbs (glucose), so watch that if need be). You could substitue with a nut milk of your choice. This recipe is full of ingredients that will make you feel great and give your insides a real boost. If you need to sweeten this smoothie (which you may need to if you haven’t broken your sugar addiction yet), please use a high quality stevia extract. I choose Nirvana Organics as it tastes the best out of all the ones I have tried! I buy mine from GoVita but you can also get it online here: https://www.nirvanahealthproducts.com/about-our-products/stevia-2/
I also use BioGreen as the powder. I sell this product, so let me know if you would like some 🙂 You can read about it here: http://bioflexnutrition.com.au/product/biogreens/
Green Smoothie Serves 1
- 350g baby spinach
- 1 Tbsp. Spirulina Powder ( I use Bioflex BioGreens here which combines barley grass, wheat grass, spirulina, chlorella and stevia)
- 1 small or ½ large avocado
- 1 small cucumber
- 2 stalks of celery
- 200ml coconut water
- 1 Tbsp. (15g) chia seeds
- Stevia to taste (2 or 3 drops of the liquid is usually enough, or one tiny scoop of the powder)
- Prepare the vegetables and avocado.
- Blend in a blender.