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.
- 2 scoops vanilla soy protein powder
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup carrot juice
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to the blender in the order of items listed.
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