Some of you may want to know exactly what I put in my green smoothie. I tailor make mine to keep my blood sugar as low as possible. If you are not diabetic or you take medication and don’t want to try to do that, then you can add more fruit and a few less greens and you can add all other fruits higher in fructose than the berries I use. You can also add a whole banana instead of an avacado for the creaminess you may want. My husband likes frozen mixed fruit that you can buy at Walmart in a fairly good sized bag for around $8. But this blog is about how I am taking control, with God’s help, of my blood sugar issues so this is what I put in my green smoothie:
My Green Smoothie
(1 qt each for 2 people) I DRINK 1/2 OF THIS EVERY DAY, 1 QT.
(One whole container in the Vita Mix, 2 QT Capacity)
A SMOOTHIE WILL EASILY LAST AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN THE REFRIGERATOR. IF YOU ARE ONE PERSON DOING THIS JUST MAKE SMOOTHIES EVERY OTHER DAY!
2 cups water in your Vita Mix or Blentec Blender
Greens to fill the container (spinach, bok choy, mixed greens, kale, collard greens, swiss chard, cilantro, etc.) A VARIETY IS BEST*
* DO NOT ONLY USE SPINACH , OVER TIME YOU WILL GET TOO MUCH OXALIC ACID IN YOUR SYSTEM, SO MIX IT UP. YOU CAN HAVE SPINACH EVERY DAY, BUT YOU HAVE TO PUT OTHER GREENS WITH IT.
(turn on speed 2-3 and mix these 2 together)
Keep adding greens loosely and mixing until the mixture comes up 3/4 of the way up the container. ( the 6 cup line) This turns out to be about 30 servings of greens according to the FDA. You drink 1 QT a day, or 1/2 the blender full so you are getting approx 15 servings of greens in your green smoothie each day!
Add on top
1 apple (quartered) sometimes I substitute a peach or pear
1/2 frozen banana
(1/2 avacado for more creaminess)
(Optional list, added as you feel the need)
tumeric (1.5 tsp)
bee pollen 1 TB
Ginger pieces (1 TB) or fresh ginger (a 1/4 inch slice, peeled)
1 heaping soup spoon full of plain good yogurt ( I use Greek Yogurt, plain 0%fat)
Sprouts (1/2 cup or so) if I have some on hand
Flax seed (golden and dark, 1 TB each)
Flax seed oil ( a healthy squirt) This a a great source of Omega 3 in your diet!
Agave Nector or Stevia to taste (approx. 1 TB of Agave or 3.5-4 g Stevia) this is one packet Truvia or 2 of Purevia)
1/4 “ slice of lime, unpeeled
cayenne pepper (1 large pinch for anti inflammatory purposes)
cinnamon (2tsp-1TB for blood sugar control)
Then on top add:
(strawberries. blueberries, or triple berry mix)**
***You may have to work up to this, especially if you really don’t like greens at all. Use more fruit and less greens and slowly go the other way until you can use that many greens. It is definitely worth the change in health to work yourself in that direction.