I was over having a conversation on Facebook the other day and it came to my attention that many people struggle with eating breakfast.
If you have diabetes it’s not ideal to skip breakfast because even if you don’t eat blood sugar will rise. So the very act of eating breakfast can actually help regulate blood sugar.
So the perfect alternative to actually eating something is to whip up a low carb diabetic breakfast smoothie.
A balanced smoothie with protein, healthy fats, and a little carbs from mixed berries, will keep you full, regulate your blood sugar, and help you get through the morning.
So here is a simple breakfast smoothie recipe, with a few alternatives and options to try, so you can give it a different twist every time you have it.
Low Carb Diabetic Breakfast Smoothie
- 3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
- 2 scoops protein powder
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 cup almond milk – or use coconut milk
- 1 Tablespoon flaxseed oil – or olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 5-10 drops liquid stevia – optional for extra sweetness
- 1/4 cup Water – if it’s too thick for your liking
- Place everything into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and you’re good to go.
- Skip the berries and make a nutty smoothie with a tablespoon of peanut butter
- Spice it up with different spices – nutmeg, cloves
- Want a bit of a buzz? Add a shot of freshly brewed coffee to the mix
- Don’t like the berry coffee idea? Skip the berries, use a few ice cubes instead, add the peanut butter and coffee to make a coffee fudge smoothie
- The ideas are endless!
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Do you have a favorite way you like to have breakfast smoothies?