Green Smoothies – they are good for you, give you lots of energy, and have SO many health benefits! This list below is only a handful of the great benefits of adding a green smoothie to your daily diet:
- Helps with Weight loss
- Adds Antioxidants
- Stabilizes blood sugars and reduces cravings for sugar, salt and processed foods
- Mental clarity and focus
- Clear skin
- Helps nails and hair grow
- High in Vitamins, like A, C, E, K,
- Great source of Calcium, Fiber and Protein
With all of these health benefits and more, this would be a great way to start your day, or for after a workout. I have noticed, however, that a lot of smoothies are loaded with Sugar! So today I have two Green Smoothie recipes, one of which is low sugar. The first recipe I have is an Avocado Green Smoothie from Jason Mraz, which sounds really good, but does contain about 18 grams of sugar. The second is a Low Carb Green Smoothie that is not only low in sugar, but is loaded with 29 grams of protein!
If you would like to know more about the benefits of green smoothies, this page has an article that tells you the benefits of the 10 Best Green Smoothie Ingredients, which they have listed as Spinach, Kale, Chard, Lettuc, Parsley, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Collards, Dandelion Greens, and Green Powder.
This smoothie features almond milk, avocado, banana, apple, celery, kale leaves or spinach, and fresh ginger. I happen to like all of the ingredients in this one, so I might go ahead and give it a try.
Serving Size: 2 Cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Source: Eating Well
This smoothie is made from spinach, almond milk, avocado, vanilla protein powder, and artificial sweetener. Low in carbs and sugar, this recipe would be great for just about anyone.
Serving size: 1 Large Glass
Protein 29.00g, Cals 165, Carbs 10.50g, Fiber 7.00g, Sugar Alcohol 0.00g
NET CARBS: 3.50g
Source: The Low Carb Diet