Blueberry Swirl

5 minutes

 

Summer is here and for many people is SMOOTHIE time! But did you know that many establishments use fruit juice, HFCS and added sugars in many of their mixes??? If you choose to go to a place like this, ask for the ingredients and see if they can make you one without added sugar.  

 

Instead, my juice bar is in my own kitchen, and it could be yours too. I usually add one or two vegetables and not more than two fruit ingredients.

 

In this delicious smoothie, healthy fat, fiber, and protein keeps blood sugar steady by slows down the digestion and absorption of sugar.  You will feel energized, satiated and kicking the sugar craving off to the curb.  Not only that but the antioxidant properties of ginger, antioxidants from the blueberries and alkalinity from the lemon and cucumber.  

 

Ingredients    ?

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries

  • 1 inch piece of ginger

  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach

  • 4 inches of cucumber

  • 1/2 cup coconut (if fresh, also use the water)

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 tbsp almonds (or almond butter)

  • a little lemon juice

  • handful of ice

  • 1 tbsp bee pollen (optional)

  

Put all in a high speed blender and enjoy!!