How starting your day with a nutritionally packed smoothie can help you lose weight and balance your blood sugar!
All too often smoothies that are labelled “healthy” are actually loaded with sugar and sneakily pack on additional calories to your day. You drink one of these smoothies in the morning and then have a sugar crash soon after leaving you vulnerable to cravings.
Today, we are talking about smoothies that fuel your metabolism and mind and keep you full for hours.
They key difference between the two is intentionally picking ingredients full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and avoiding added sugar or sugar substitutes.
Here are 4 powerhouse ingredients you can add to your smoothies to support balanced blood sugar:
Leafy Greens – Spinach, kale, and other leafy greens are low in calories yet rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, which studies show reduces blood sugar levels and inflammation. Pack as many of these as possible into your smoothies!
Berries – Berries have a much lower glycemic index than most fruits, plus they help improve insulin sensitivity and are packed with antioxidants.
Flax Seeds – These are high in viscous fiber to keep you full and slow your absorption of sugar, and they are a source of protein!
Cinnamon – This spice has actually been shown to lower blood sugar levels and decrease insulin resistance, plus it has potent antioxidant activity.