Friday, May 7, 2010

Soothing Smoothie

Being Type 1 Diabetic, I'm always trying to think of ways to fix my sugar cravings when I get them. I figured this isn't just something diabetics have to work at, I'm sure every woman deals with his daily as well.

For me, it's taken about 2 years to think of something that is not only extremely healthy, but fix's my sugar cravings perfectly! Not to mention it's outrageously easy. I'm not a fan of those intense recipes that call for everything you don't buy on a regular basis because of the price. After drinking this smoothie nightly, I literally have not had any sugar cravings. I can't tell you how thrilled I am about it.

So, I've put together a quick smoothie, that suprised me with the benefits. And, fortunately my blood sugars are always regulated after. I'm sure it's because of the fiber from all the fruits and flaxseed. Flaxseed is loaded with Omega 3's, antioxidents, and fiber-it's very very healthy for you. So you'll find me and Brad sipping down a good smoothie at nights before bed.

The best time I would recommend drinking this smoothie is right after a good workout!

Soothing Smoothie
4 Strawberries (don't cut off the stems, extra fiber and nutrients-you never taste them)
1 Banana
1 cup of mix berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
1 1/2 cup of Spinach
4 tablespoons of Flaxseed Meal (always make sure to buy the grinded)
1/4 cup of either 1% milk or water
1 spoonful of Splenda (optional)

(Flaxseed at Winco is ridiculously cheap, and we usually buy a small bag of frozen mixed berries at Smith's-it's the closest grocery store to us. The mixed berries are usually expensive, so if you can find them cheap that's fantastic.)


Elizabeth said...

We love smoothies! Never tried with flaxseed, so we will have to try it out. You can buy a gigantic bag of mixed berries at Costco or Sams (it is a little cheaper there). We usually have one on hand for smoothies.