Triple Berry Smoothie

Some people falsely assume they should stay away from fruit if they’re watching their blood sugar levels, but the high fiber and anthocyanin content in berries means they don’t raise blood sugar levels the way added or refined sugars do. In fact, studies have found that blueberries and other berries may actually help improve insulin sensitivity in people watching their blood sugar levels. And the dark color of the berries lets you sneak some veggies in without even noticing!

 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup fresh cherries
  • ¼ – ½ cup other berries (such as strawberries, blackberries, or raspberries)
  • 1 cup packed frozen or fresh spinach
  • 3 individual florets fresh or frozen broccoli (just the floret, not the entire head!)
  • 3 heaping tablespoons whole raw or steel cut oats
  • 2 heaping tablespoons almond flour (optional)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • About ¾-1 cup unsweetened coconut water OR Kombucha (any flavor), enough to achieve desired consistency

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender. Blend according to blender directions until fully mixed and consistency is smooth. Makes one smoothie. Recipe can be doubled or tripled for additional servings.
 
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