What’s Inside: How to make a low-sugar smoothie that’s Paleo and AIP-friendly, easier to digest, will keep you satiated longer than your average sugar-spiking smoothie, that tastes delish with my simple template and one of my favorite recipes… a Mint Chocolate Smoothie!
Smoothies can be a great meal option for convenience, especially on a weekday morning when you’re rushing around to do #allthethings and just need to get a meal in. But the traditional sugar-laden smoothie can sadly spike our blood sugar and muck with our hormones and digestion (ever get that smoothie bloat?). Plus, it often doesn’t even satiate you until your next meal… so what was the point? There’s a much better way, you just need an easy formula to get it done without even thinking about it! Use my template below to build a low sugar smoothie that will still taste amazing, should feel much better on your tummy, and keep your energy and satiation going much longer. I’m also sharing some digestion tips and my current favorite Green Smoothie with…. (drumroll…) BONE BROTH IN IT!
I myself had to take quite the time-out from drinking smoothies because my gut was so impaired. I used to bloat immediately, feel like it was stuck in my throat and not digesting, and be hungry 30 minutes later. NO THANK YOU. I quit them… but missed the time-saving benefits and sometimes you just feel like it. Through working on healing my gut more and testing out new recipes, these tips have been a game-changer.
1 serving Collagen Peptides (while this is not a complete protein, I’m adding it for any AIP folks since it’s the only recommendation for AIP, I would also recommend checking out the Equip protein as there are no eggs, and it’s from beef)
FAT (Pick 1):
1-2tbsp almond or cashew butter (omit for AIP) (I love using the Georgia Grinders brand that’s made in an allergen-friendly facility, use FOODBYMARS for 25% off)
1-2tbsp coconut butter
Coconut oil or MCT oil
1/4th – 1/2 avocado
NATURALLY, SWEETEN (Optional – Pick 1)
1 serving frozen butternut squash
1 serving frozen pineapple
1 serving frozen berries or cherries
FIBER BOOST (Pick 1):
1 Tbsp flaxseed meal or flax seeds (omit for AIP)
1-2 Tbsp chia seeds (omit for AIP)
TOPPINGS (Optional – something to chew for optimal digestion):
Unsweetened coconut chips
Seeds (omit for AIP)
Raw cacao nibs (omit for AIP)
Chopped nuts (omit for AIP)
medicinal mushroom powders
Spices (cinnamon is my favorite and wonderful to stabilize blood sugar, cardamom, too!)
Extracts (vanilla, mint, cinnamon, hazelnut, almond… in place of sugar, extracts are my secret weapon for more flavor and a mega-tasty smoothie – check out my mint smoothie below)
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So much nutritious stuff in one glass! Awesome!
Totally! Love loading up the smoothies with nutrients.
I was skeptical about the bone broth, but it actually worked! Thank you, the smoothie was fantastic.
Perfect, so glad to hear it!
I love a green smoothie and this looks absolutely delicious!
Same here and thank you!
I’m so intrigued to try this smoothie. Great idea to add strong flavors of mint etc to mask the bone broth.
You’re onto me!! Yes, it really works 😉
I love the combination of spinach and mint, so this looks perfect.
It’s super fresh tasting, hope you like it!
As someone who recently found out they have thyroid issues, I’m constantly on the sugar for healthy smoothies like this one! I can’t wait to make this for lunch.
I’m so glad it’s helpful for you!
I don’t think I’ve ever used bone broth in a smoothie – such a brilliant way to add in even more nutrients to a smoothie like this. Looking forward to trying out your tips soon!
This is such a lovely smoothie. I love that you used broth here. I have to give this a try. Looks really delicious and healthy.
Wow…this looks extremely delicious and healthy. Thank you for sharing this useful post.
Awesome! So glad you like it, cheers.
Love smoothie and this is a very informative post. Thanks for sharing
This is such a complete list of healthy additions and combinations for smoothies! Like the bible! I’m going to make us a bunch of variations!
I love smoothies and this template is very helpful. I love the low sugar too!
I’m trying to cut down on sugar so this would be a great breakfast smoothie for me!
Perfect – enjoy it!
This sounds amazing. Though what an unusual combination of flavors. I’d love to try it though.
Right? so good though!
Yum!! This smoothie was so perfect for my breakfast this morning! It tasted like a chocolate mint milkshake!
AWESOME! Love that.