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Lately, I have been struggling with breakfast. Morning is busy around here! Everyone is getting ready for school and work, the animals all need fed and let outside. Frankly, we just run out of time for anything decent, let alone, sugar free in the morning. Usually we end up with sugary cereal or worse, nothing. So I have decided to make ahead some smoothies so we can pop the ingredients in the blender and walk out the door with a healthy sugar free breakfast. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Follow along and learn how to make sugar free smoothies for your breakfast.
The first step in creating an amazing sugar free smoothies is to make sure you have a powerful blender. Using a high powered blender will make your smoothies smooth and creamy. I love my Ninja for making smoothies. I can throw all my frozen ingredients in my Ninja and have a nice creamy smoothie in no time. Once you have your blender the next step is choosing the best ingredients.
Choose a sugar free liquid base like:
Almond Milk: Unsweetened vanilla almond milk is one of my favourite sugar free smoothie bases. Not only is it sugar free but almond milk is also high in essential minerals and is a great plant based source of calcium.
Coconut Milk: Unsweetened coconut milk is thick and creamy making it a great smoothie base. It is full of vitamins, minerals and rich in essential fatty acids. All great things to start your morning with.
Cashew Milk: Chose an unsweetened cashew milk to add to your smoothie. Cashew milk is a good source of healthy fats and protein and are high in minerals your body needs.
Choose a Low Sugar Fruit:
When I choose sugar free I aim for no refined sugar and only small amounts of natural sugar. If you are avoiding all sugar, natural and refined, try adding a scoop of sugar free protein powder and skipping the fruit.
Raspberries: Although raspberries may seem like a sugary snack these little berries contain only 5 grams of sugar per cup. They are also high in fibre, which helps fill you up.
Kiwis: These fuzzy little fruits are actually considered a berry. They are a good source of vitamin C and with only 6 grams of sugar per kiwi they are very low sugar.
Avocado: Avocado are a great addition to any smoothie. They are creamy and high in healthy fats, which helps keep you satiated, and have only one gram of sugar per entire avocado.
Choose some add ons:
Want to know how to make sugar free smoothie even healthier? Add some amazing little tid bits. These are a few of my favourites.
Chia Seeds: I love these little seeds. They help thicken your smoothies and keep them thick until the last drop. They are high in fibre, loaded with antioxidants and contain lots of protein which keeps you fuller longer.
Hemp Seeds: These are a great additive to your smoothies. They are a complete source of protein, meaning they provide all nine essential amino acids. They are high in vitamins and minerals and they contain an omega-3 to omega-6 ratio that helps reduce inflammation.
Cacao Nibs: This is chocolate at its purest form. It packs a powerful nutrient rich, antioxidant dense punch in each little nib. And it’s chocolate, right??
Now you know how to make a sugar free smoothie. Mix and match all these different ingredients and find the ones you like the most! Then come on over and share your favourite with me on Facebook! I would love to hear from you.