Low carb smoothie recipes
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Making one of our low carb smoothie recipes takes all the worry out of working out your carbs.
What is a carb
Carboyhdrates are a form of energy which the body has to turn into glucose before it can be used.
There are two types of carbohydrates Simple and Complex.
can be found in natural foods such as bananas
, lentils, wholegrain cereals and nuts.
are found in biscuits, cakes, chocolate and soft drinks. These lists are by no means complete.
|Liquid 1 cup unless otherwise stated ||Carbs
|Fat Free Milk (skimmed)||11.9g|
|Green Tea ||0g|
|Natural yogurt - 1/2 cup||19g|
|Half and Half (1tablespoon)||0g|
The body can use simple carbs very quickly which is why if you have not eaten for a while and your glucosse levels are low
you will feel quickly energized by eating a biscuit or sweet. However that energy will not last long and you will soon need another fix of carbs.
The best kind of carbs are the complex ones as they take a little longer to digest and convert into glucose but when they do your energy levels will stay constant and you won't be diving into the biscuit tin to replace falling glucose levels.
is another important element in our diet. Some of the best sources of fibre are in fruit and vegetables so go ahead and add lots of broccoli, carrots
and spinach along with apples
, berries and oranges
to your low carb smoothie recipes.
- As well as carbs and fibre, fruit and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants.
Antioxidants help keep our internal organs as well as our skin, hair and nails healthy and younger looking by fighting off free radicals.
- In today's society we don't drink enough water, preferring tea and coffee or flavoured drinks. Loaded with water, fruit and veg
will help us with our daily intake.
|Fruit- 1 cup unless otherwise stated ||Carbs
|Grapefruit cut in half ||9.9g|
|kiwi (1 medium size) ||11g|
|Lemon (1 medium size) ||4g|
|Melon (1/8) ||5.6g|
|Orange (1 medium size) ||15.4g|
|Peaches 1 medium size ||9.3g|
|Pomegranate (1 medium size) ||26.4g|
Your own smoothies are easy to make. Our carb tables are there to help you make an informed decision on what to include in your own smoothie mixes.
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Dos and Don'ts for making your low carb smoothie recipes
Drink immediately before the fruit and veg begin to oxidize
Buy organic if you can
Clean your fruit and veg before using them
Buy fresh fruit and veg and avoid limp or tired looking ones
Don't use under ripe fruit and veg as they are not as rich in nutrients
Our low carb smoothie recipes are a healthy natural way to keep your energy levels constant and balanced.
- 100g broccoli
- 1 apple
- 100g cucumber
Juice all the ingredients together in a juicer and serve in a glass
- 2 carrots
- 100g radishes
- 2.5cm fresh root ginger
Juice all the above ingredients together in a juicer before serving. Enjoy.
Thick and creamy
|Veg - 1 cup unless otherwise stated ||Carbs
|Carrots 1 medium size||0.8g|
|Cucumber 1 large size||10.9g|
|Garlic 1 clove||1.0g|
- 300ml of Heavy Cream
- 150g Strawberries
- Splenda to sweeten
- 1 cup Ice cubes
Use a blender and smoothe the ingredients for about 30 seconds
Green Tea Smoothie
- 300ml Green Tea
- 3 Carrots
- 1 Apples
- 1 cup of Ice Cubes
Use a juiceer to juice the carrots and apples before putting into the blender with the ice cubes and green tea for 30 seconds.
- 150g of blackberries or raspberries
- 300ml of soy milk
- Splenda to sweeten
Using a blender, smoothe all the ingredients including the sweetener for about 30 seconds.
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