One great way to consume more fruits and veggies and to cool off on a hot summer day is to make a healthy low glycemic smoothie. My whole family loves smoothies! “Meal replacement shakes” don’t have to be a “diet” thing. Smoothies are a staple in our home. My daughter’s favorite recipe is 3 scoops of certified low glycemic chocolate meal replacement powder, 1/3 frozen banana, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp peanut butter, and ice and milk. My husband loves strawberry/banana combination. I’ll tell you a few secrets to delicious smoothies. Fresh strawberries taste way better than frozen strawberries in smoothies. Frozen blueberries are generally very sweet, so add them with veggies that may not be as tasty. Also, tofu and spinach don’t have a strong enough flavor to make a difference in the taste of your smoothie, so throw it in for a power packed smoothie! Go the extra mile and add in a teaspoon of flaxseed oil or high quality probiotic supplements.
My favorite low glycemic smoothie is this Cinnamon Roll Icing recipe! If I have ripe avocado, I have one of these a day.