Creating a low glycemic, high protein smoothie is a great way to maintain blood sugar levels while getting a healthy dose of protein and essential nutrients. LA Whey Gold is a high-quality protein powder that will serve as an excellent base for this smoothie. Remember, the key to keeping the smoothie low glycemic is to choose ingredients that have minimal impact on blood sugar levels.
- 1 scoop of LA Whey Gold protein powder (flavor of your choice)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any other low glycemic, non-dairy milk like coconut or soy milk)
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach (rich in nutrients and low in carbohydrates)
- 1/4 avocado (provides creaminess and healthy fats, and is low in sugar)
- 1/2 cup mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries – they are lower in sugar compared to other fruits)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds or flaxseeds (for added fiber and omega-3 fatty acids)
- Optional: a small handful of nuts (like almonds or walnuts) or a tablespoon of nut butter for extra protein and healthy fats
- Optional: If you need it sweeter, consider a low glycemic sweetener like stevia or monk fruit extract, adjusting the amount to your taste.
- Ice cubes (optional, for added thickness)
Ensure all your ingredients are ready and prepped. If using frozen berries, there's no need to defrost them as they'll help thicken your smoothie and keep it cold.
Start by adding the unsweetened almond milk to your blender. This liquid base will help in blending all ingredients smoothly.
Add one scoop of your LA Whey Gold protein powder to the blender.
Follow with the spinach, avocado, and mixed berries. These ingredients provide a wealth of nutrients and are known for their low glycemic properties.
Add the chia seeds or flaxseeds and any optional nuts or nut butter. These not only provide additional health benefits but also contribute to the smoothie's satisfying texture.
If desired, add a low glycemic sweetener to your preference. Remember, the objective is to keep the smoothie's sugar content minimal.
Top off with a few ice cubes if you prefer a colder, thicker smoothie.
Blend everything together until smooth and creamy. Depending on your blender, this can take anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute.
Once done, do a taste test and adjust sweetness if necessary by adding more sweetener, or make it thinner by adding more almond milk.
Pour the smoothie into a glass or shaker bottle, and enjoy your low glycemic, high protein drink!
This recipe is not just great for those monitoring their blood sugar levels, but also for anyone in need of a nutrient-dense, protein-rich smoothie. Always consult with a healthcare provider or a nutritionist if you're making significant changes to your diet, especially if you have underlying health conditions.