Blood Sugar Balancing Smoothie

Blood Sugar Balancing Smoothie Recipe
Blood Sugar Balancing Smoothie Recipe
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Protein keeps blood sugar steady by slowing down digestion and absorption of sugar. This blood sugar balancing effect makes you feel satisfied longer, while a high carbohydrate meal or snack can cause a rapid rise in blood sugar and then a reactionary drop later. When blood sugar drops, you crave carbohydrates again. So break this cycle by drinking this blood sugar balancing smoothie. Cinnamon may contribute to lower fasting blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels, and it also may prevent inflammation. Spinach and carrots are very low in carbohydrates and add a negligible amount of natural sugar to this smoothie recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 2 scoops vanilla soy protein powder
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 cup ice cubes
Instructions:
  1. Add all ingredients to the blender in the order of items listed.
Tips:
  • To significantly reduce preparation and blending time try using one of our recommended high end smoothie blenders.
Rating: 
Average: 3.9 (28 votes)
Preparation Overview
Prep Time: 2 mins.
Blend Time: 2 mins.
Total Time: 4 mins.
Yield: This recipe makes 2 servings, equal to 2 pints (24 ounces).
Nutrition Summary
Serving Size: 12 oz
Calories: 208
Protein: 29.4 grams
Fat: 3.4 grams
Carbs: 15.0 grams
*data is for 1 serving
Detailed Nutrition Data
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1 serving (355.6 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories
208
Calories from Fat
31
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.4g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
378mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
15.0g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3.6g
14%
Sugars
7.7g
Protein
29.4g
Vitamin A 240% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 15% Iron 36%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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