And in case you’re looking for additional healthy dinner or snack pairing ideas, here are a few of our favorites below —
Nut butter is another favourite in Keto smoothies. Peanut butter or almond butter add natural sweetness and are a source of healthy fat.
So on April 1st I started my first 21 Day Sugar Detox (21DSD), and that is no April’s Fool joke. Don’t know what I am talking about? Never heard of the the 21 Day Sugar Detox? Check it out here. Well renowned nutritionist, Diane Sanfilippo, created this detox to help us get in check with our bodies where we, basically, show our bodies whose boss. The detox is a natural way we can help our bodies break free from those carb and sugar cravings that effect our bodies and brains on a daily basis. Benefits to the detox are experiencing more energy throughout the day but more so to help us understand that even natural sugars can add a lot of unneeded sugars/toxins to our bodies.
Like fruit? Raspberries, strawberries and blueberries are great choices for a low carb smoothie as they are low in carbs. I always have a bag of frozen strawberries in the freezer because I love my strawberry smoothies (I'll post the recipe soon!).
I've also experimented with parsley, which is great with cucumber. And I have tried smoothies with coriander or cilantro. It goes especially well with celery.
Mango, which is a little higher in sugar, may help to control or even lower blood sugar levels (source), so don’t be afraid to add an extra handful to improve your smoothie’s overall flavor. Feel free to get creative!
If you haven’t had a green smoothie before, I, Alex, promise it doesn’t taste like grass! While this one contains a full serving of iron-rich spinach leaves, it actually tastes like a blueberry smoothie.
When trying to make a smoothie that is lower in sugar, I like to use a mix of low-sugar fruits and vegetables, along with a small amount of sweeter fruit, like banana, mango, or pineapple, to make the smoothie palatable. (I experimented with using low-sugar fruits exclusively, but they were not enjoyable at all– my taste testers wouldn’t drink them.)