Blood Sugar Stabilizing Smoothie
Here's the follow-up post for the smoothie recipe that I promised on Facebook and Instagram. This is a smoothie that we make when we need staying power! It has 15 grams of protein, 16 grams of fiber and 28 grams of fat. It's super easy and fast to make and you can incorporate lots of fine motor skills in the prep, if you are making this with kids.
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Check out my Facebook page for a live demo of this recipe!
Blood Sugar Stabilizing Smoothie Recipe
1 cup of unsweetened non-dairy milk
1/4 of protein powder (or whatever yours says for a serving size)
1/2 cup berries (preferably frozen)
1 Tbsp collagen powder
1 Tbsp acacia fiber (or other soluble fiber)
2Tbsp of 2:1 Omega 6 (Sunflower) to Omega 3 (Flax) fats* OR 2 Tbsp of coconut oil
(I get my oils from vitacost.com)
Combine the non-dairy milk, protein powder and berries in a high powered blender on the high setting until very smooth. Then add the collagen and fiber powder and blend on a low setting until just mixed. Finally, while the blender is on the lowest setting, add the oil mixture and blend for about 10-15 seconds.
Pour and enjoy!
*How to make up a 2:1 Omega 6 to Omega 3 oil mixture:
Pour 2 cups of organic, cold-pressed, unrefined sunflower oil, into a dark glass bottle. Add 1 cup of organic, cold pressed, unrefined flaxseed oil. I usually combine these 2 oils in a large glass measuring cup and then pour it back into the empty sunflower oil bottle.
Why should you do this versus just adding coconut oil to your smoothie?
This ratio of oils is great for our cellular membranes! Conditions like ADHD and ASD, as well as many conditions of aging, have shown to have deficits at the level of the cell membrane. We are suppose to have a certain ratio of fats in our cell membrane. Incorporating oils that favor the correct ratio help to rebuild those membranes.
I didn't want geek out too much so please post questions below if you would like more information about this concept!