♡ LOW SUGAR SMOOTHIE ♡
Over the last few years, especially with the influence of social media, I feel like self care, clean eating, and meal prep practices are gaining more and more popularity. I've especially seen an uptick of smoothies with this trend. I am completely on board, and have been for a while. I've been drinking a variation of Kimberly Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie (also known as GGS amongst her cult following) for over 5 years.
In the last year or so I have been trying to adjust my diet in regards to managing anxiety. I came across this self proclaimed blogger lady, who has a cookbook, awesome blog and also shares her struggles with anxiety from time to time. She's fun and entertaining on instagram too! She shared a smoothie recipe, a few months back, that is lower in sugar than GGS and includes ingredients like berries, which are a low sugar fruit, and almond butter which is a tasty, healthy fat and a form of protein.
Short story long. I love smoothies as a snack, on the go meal and, frozen in the summertime. My issue with them is that most of the time they are primarily fruit, and although fruit is good for you– it does have a ton of sugar. This is my slight adaptation to her smoothie recipe.
What you'll need :
Kale or Spinach (shockingly I prefer the taste of kale to spinach) 1 1/2 Cups
Blueberries • 1/2 Cup
Strawberries • 1/4 Cup
Almond Milk (unsweetened vanilla) • 3/4 Cup
Almond Butter • 2 Spoonfuls
Chia Seeds Soaked • 1 Tablespoon
Collagen Powder • 1 Scoop
Splash of water if it's too thick
Cinnamon • 2 shakes? I don't measure it out, my cinnamon has a perforated lid
A few things to note: I buy double the amount of fruit whenever it is on sale and put it in the freezer, soak the chia seeds for 10 min as I get the other ingredients and add a little water if it is too thick for you.
I use the NutriBullet Pro blender. I got it at Macy's and find it to be much more convenient than my old standard Cuisinart blender. I also bought an extra cup and lid on amazon for the days I leave my cup in the car or at my studio.
It takes a little time to get used to less fruit, but I actually prefer this one now! Let me know if you try it and like it!