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In this article, I will share with you five low sugar smoothie recipes that contain less than fifteen grams of sugar per serving. A caveat though, it may take a little of time for your taste to adjust especially if you haven’t tried these things before; and also due to the fact that there’s less sugar. What you can do is add fruits like apple or banana to sort of bridge the gap while still lessening the sugar quantity. You will also learn some tips on how you can add extra veggies on your smoothie for a nutrient boost. Keep in mind though that adding veggies to your low sugar smoothie is optional but it will definitely add an extra benefit to your superfood regimen.

Main Ingredients for Low Sugar Smoothie:

  • Zucchini
  • Cucumber
  • Cauliflower
  • Beets
  • Butternut Squash
  • Leafy Greens
  • Carrots
  • Bananas

Bananas are usually added to smoothies because they aren’t just natural sweeteners but it also adds a little heft. And when they’re frozen, they can keep smoothies cold. However, bananas are quite high in sugar which is why I will share with you how you can hack your way around it through this alternative. Let’s get started!

Frozen Zucchini

Step #1:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and while you’re waiting for your water to boil, you can start slicing your zucchini to about a ¼ inch thick slices. If you have a garden and lots of zucchinis, you can easily freeze them and save them for months so that you can use it when doing future smoothies.

Step #2:

Add the zucchinis in your boiling water and blanche it for 1 – 2 minutes. Blanching is essential as it deactivates the enzymes because otherwise it will cause the zucchini to discolor and mushy. After about a minute, you can start removing the zucchinis in the boiling water using a skimmer. Place them next to an ice water bowl which stops the cooking process. Let your zucchinis cool for about a couple of minutes.

Step #3:

The next step is to drain the zucchini and pat it dry with some paper towels in order to remove any extra moisture. The next step is to lay the zucchini in a baking sheet. Make sure to place it all in a single layer before putting it in the freezer. After 1 – 2 hours, you can now transfer the zucchinis into storage bags or ziplock bags.

Frozen Cauliflowers

Step #1:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and while you’re waiting for your water to boil, you can start slicing you cauliflowers into small pieces.

Step #2:

Add the cauliflowers in your boiling water and blanche it for 1 – 2 minutes. Blanching is essential as it deactivates the enzymes because otherwise it will cause the cauliflowers to discolor and mushy. After about a minute, you can start removing the cauliflowers in the boiling water using a skimmer. Place them next to an ice water bowl which stops the cooking process. Let your cauliflowers cool for about a couple of minutes.

Step #3:

The next step is to drain the cauliflowers and pat it dry with some paper towels in order to remove any extra moisture. The next step is to lay the zucchini in a baking sheet. Make sure to place it all in a single layer before putting it in the freezer. After 1 – 2 hours, you can now transfer the cauliflowers into storage bags.

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ of coconut milk
  • Whey protein (optional if you want a protein boost for your smoothie)

Other alternatives for protein boost include vegan protein powder, collagen powder, yogurt, cashew butter, almond butter, baby spinach, nuts/ seeds.

  • Chia seeds
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks

How to Make:

Step #1:

Put in ½ cup of water and ½ cup of coconut milk into your blender.

Step #2:

If you want to give your smoothie protein boost, you can add in a whey protein powder. Or you can use other alternatives such as vegan protein powder, collagen powder, yogurt, cashew butter, almond butter, baby spinach, nuts/ seeds. You can use these various options on your different smoothies as well.

Step #3:

The next step is to add a tablespoon of chia seeds and 1 small piece of ginger. Make sure to peel its skin off. If you don’t have a powerful blender, you can go ahead and chop or minced the ginger before putting it in with the other ingredients.

Step #4:

The sweetness of this smoothie will mainly come from the pineapple. Add in 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks. Blend it for about 1 minute.

Step #5:

Once done, pour it in a glass or container of choice before serving. You can also put the rest of it in the fridge if you want a cold smoothie.

Lushes Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • ½ cup of Greek yogurt or a dairy fruit yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of hema seeds
  • 1 cup of frozen blackberries (alternative: strawberries/ blueberries)
  • ½ cup of frozen cauliflower per serving

How to Make:

Step #1:

Place one cup of homemade almond milk in your blender, then add ½ cup of Greek yogurt. Alternatively, you can use a dairy fruit yogurt. Just make sure that there’s no added sugar.

Step #2:

Add one tablespoon of hema seeds and a cup of frozen blackberries. You can also use strawberries or blueberries as an alternative.

Step #3:

Add ½ cup of frozen cauliflower per serving which is just a couple of florets. And blend it up for about 1 minute before serving. While it may not be as sweet as it might look, it’s loaded with nutrients to help power your day.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of flax seed
  • ½ teaspoon of ground vanilla bean (or fresh vanilla/ vanilla extract)
  • 1 scoop of collagen peptide
  • 1/3 cup of carrots
  • 1 orange
  • ½ cup of frozen cauliflowers

How to Make:

Step #1:

Pour in ½ cup of almond milk in your blender. It’s also important to note that if you buy almond milk, make sure to buy the unsweetened one. Add 1 tablespoon of flax seeds and ½ teaspoon of ground vanilla bean. If you don’t have ground vanilla bean, you can use fresh vanilla or a splash of vanilla extract

Step #2:

The next step is to add 1 scoop of collagen peptides or whatever protein boost you prefer. And then grate first before adding about 1/3 cup of carrots. To sweeten the smoothie, you can add slices of orange, which you should freeze for a bit to keep it the smoothie cold after blending.

Step #3:

Add ½ cup of frozen cauliflowers before blending it and then it’s ready to go. This is a little less sweet but a whole lot healthier.

We hope this tutorial help you create your homemade low sugar smoothie! Stay tune for more blog posts!

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