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15 Low Sugar Smoothie Recipes

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Aug

15 Low Sugar Smoothie Recipes

Can you believe it…August has started and so has the COLOURFUL SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE! Yay!

I’ve been loving all your check-ins so far and posted a video on Instagram of today’s smoothie. Who says eating healthy is no fun?!

Since I was very young, I did a lot of research on health/nutrition/fitness and learned mostly through books (and internet). The search for knowledge never ends though and I feel like I’m still just beginning to learn! I’ve been down on eating high-sugar diet for years, but I didn’t realize how high my diet was in sugar…mostly because I ate a LOT of high-sugar fruits and an abundance of maple syrup, agave, and raw honey.

There is nothing wrong with fruit or any of those natural sweeteners…but how much you eat them can be a problem…and I know that I ate too much of that wonderful, natural sugar.

For the last several months, I’ve been sticking to a lower glycemic lifestyle with my food…and I flipping love it. I have been eating very little gluten, higher fat, and lower carb (NEVER without carbs – I LOVE my carbs and I don’t think it’s healthy to leave them completely out).

Anyway, in an attempt to keep my blood sugar levels lower I compiled a list of 15 low sugar smoothies I want to try. For this challenge, I really didn’t want my blood sugar levels to sky rocket every single time I consumed a banana and date smoothie. Even though ingredients like bananas or dates sound ultra healthy, they signal your pancreas to release insulin. Insulin allows glucose to be taken into the cells and while you need some of that…if there’s too much the glucose has to go somewhere….so it ends up being stored as fat.

Simply put: You need sugar, but you don’t need much.

I’ve also been learning about things that slow the sugar rush – lots of fibre and protein.

Anyway, back to the initial point I was trying to make before I starting following bunny trails. This month, as I drink my smoothie a day, I want to focus on LOW SUGAR SMOOTHIES.

Low Sugar Recipes for Smoothies

So I scoured the internet for smoothies and I wanted to share the love with you.

Low Sugar Smoothies

1. Green Smoothie Recipes from Pure2Raw

2. Dark Chocolate Protein Shake

3. Blueberry “Jelly Bean” Milkshake by Walking in Light

4. Sugar Free Grasshopper Frappa by Coffee, Courage, Clothes 4 Christ

Low Sugar Smoothie Recipes

5. Sugar Free Healthy Frappucino by Healthy Indulgences

6. Strawberry Vanilla Coconut Smoothie by Tropical Traditions

7. Faux Protein Frosty by Meals and Moves Blog

Sugar Free Smoothie Recipes

8. Coconut Chai Milkshakes by Chocolate Covered Katie

9. French Toast Protein Shake by Dashing Dish

Low Sugar Smoothies for Diabetics

10. Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Shake by Dashing Dish

11. Lemon Meringue Smoothie

12. Trim Healthy Mama Strawberry Milkshake by Simply Healthy Home

Trim healthy mama milkshake recipes

13. Low Fat Blueberry Protein Smoothie by SugarFreeMom

14. My Favourite Superfood Smoothie

15. Mocha Manipulation Smoothie

Let me know if you try any of these! I don’t even know which one to make first because they all look so good!

 What do you think about high-sugar fruits/foods? Do you have a low-sugar smoothie recipe to share with me? Feel free to share links!





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24 Responses to “15 Low Sugar Smoothie Recipes”

  1. Molly

    I couldn’t agree more. My sister has to monitor her glucose levels so smoothies are an easy treat that doesn’t spike her sugar levels. One of my favourite combinations for the summer that I find truly light and refreshing is : 2 cups seedless watermelon, 1 tablespoon fresh mint, 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup ice

  2. Danielle

    Great list! I find my blood sugar can be really sensitive and I actually find overly sweet smoothies a bit gross now – so these will be really helpful in the smoothie challenge!

  3. Debbie @ Walking in Light

    They all look soooo good! Thanks for sharing my Blueberry Jelly Bean Smoothie!

  4. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    OHHH! Number 4 – YUM! :D totally checking all of these out right now!

  5. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta

    Oh my goodness, these look amazing! Pinning!

  6. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    Pinned! I’m with you – which one to make first???

  7. MIZ

    Ill tweet…then I MUST MAKE FOR THE CHILD.

  8. Linz @ Itz Linz

    bookmarking these and making them later.. like all of them!

  9. Kierston @candyfit

    My shakes/smoothies typically have very low sugar in them. Thanks for sharing all of these recipes :)

  10. Patty

    This list is fantastic!

  11. PN

    The colour is great. Beautiful blog.

  12. Tirzah

    Hey, thanks for featuring my Grasshopper Frappe!

  13. SarahC.

    Just curious, do you these count as “your smoothies” on the challenge? Or do we sift through to find ones were you created the recipe? I always seem to have more questions! haha

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  15. Charissa

    SarahC – I was just putting extra points to the ones from my site – here’s a link to the drinks/smoothies section http://www.colourfulpalate.com/category/drinks-smoothies/

  16. SarahC.

    That’s what I thought, but then I was confused because this post came up when I clicked on the link. Thanks for clarifying. :)

  17. dee

    Interesting. Would love to have u email me to give me more details on how you eat in a typical day…I’m a mess myself :) I try having morning smoothies too…sometimes fruit overload (love fruit…oops), sometimes more avocado (tech, a fruit, but low sugar anyway)..I dunno…try different stuff I guess…

  18. Charissa

    Dee – Feel free to email me! I’m happy to answer any questions, and you know, fruit is FABULOUS for you! I am just more careful about the high sugar fruits like bananas and not overdoing it. Enjoy fruit!

  19. Jessica

    Thanks for featuring my strawberry shake! This is a great list! I just got a new vitamix and will be trying more of these recipes!

  20. Brittany @WeHeartVegan

    Wow! I can’t believe how good each and every one of those smoothies sounds! Can’t wait to try them all!!! (:

  21. Tim

    There is so much contradictory information out there regarding nutrition values of different foods……has anyone seen a credible website that lists actual foods with carb levels, protein, fats, sugar, per serving? Please let me know

  22. Charissa

    Tim – If ever I don’t know…I just put an ingredient or recipe in this analyzer http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php – works great!

  23. Janetha

    Thanks for including me! These all look fantastic!

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