Low Sugar Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are perhaps one of the easiest ways we can ensure we get in essential vitamins and nutrients. Thanks to the endless variety of ingredients you can add to a blender, making smoothies to match your personal taste, preferences and health goals is as simple as it is delicious. 

Here, we have smoothie recipes for those watching their insulin levels. Whether you’re cutting out sugary calories, managing PCOS symptoms, are pre-diabetic, or simply not into overly sweet smoothies, these recipes work great for those looking to keep their blood sugar levels stable without having to sacrifice taste. 

Of course, you’ll want to use washed and fresh produce and as much as possible, organic.

Morning Green Smoothie

Morning Green Smoothie

This green smoothie is the ideal mix to get in up to 10 different vegetables into your system first thing in the morning! Thanks to the mix of greens, this smoothie is energizing, alkalizing and is one the best things you can put in an empty stomach. 

Don’t be fooled by the large quantity. Water rich vegetables such as cucumber and celery make the smoothie look like a large serving, but you’re essentially drinking green juice. 

Ingredients

  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 large stalks celery
  • ¼ apple
  • ½ banana or 1 medium banana
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 inch knob ginger
  • 1 handful mint
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 1 cup water or coconut water

Method

  • Place all the ingredients into a blender and mix!

This green smoothie is great at using any leftover greens in your fridge and as a means to get in your superfoods. As long as you stick to a base of romaine, cucumber, celery and lemon, the smoothie should taste fresh and vibrant. You can add in protein powder, various herbs, adaptogens and various superfoods to make it an extra nourishing low-sugar smoothie.

Creamy Berry Smoothie

Creamy Berry Smoothie

This recipe is ideal for anybody wanting to drink something seemingly indulgent, and the only sugar source is from berries which are naturally low in sugar! Avocado and zucchini give this mix a distinct creaminess without a hint of dairy!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raspberries 
  • Half an avocado
  • Half a zucchini, sliced and blanched
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Method

  • Place all the ingredients into a blender and mix!

Depending on how much zucchini and avocado you add, the smoothie may come out thick. Simply add more coconut milk to you reach your desired consistency!

Coconut Date Protein Smoothie

Coconut Date Protein Smoothie

This smoothie features the delicious and rich taste of coconuts giving you all the creamy goodness without any dairy. Adding a date or two is enough to sweeten up this drink to taste like a treat without consuming a lot of sugar. 

This smoothie acts as the perfect mid-afternoon snack to keep you full till dinner time, without depending on sugar to energize you. Instead, fat, fiber and protein from coconut milk, coconut flour, and your choice of nut butter provide nutrient-dense plant-based fat and protein to give your body a healthy and filling dose of energy. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1-2 two pitted dates
  • 1 heaped tablespoon nut butter. We recommend coconut butter but any nut butter like almond or cashew will do.
  • *Optional 1 scoop protein powder 
  • *Optional 1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon

Method

  • Place all the ingredients into a blender and mix!
Strawberry Hibiscus Smoothie

Strawberry Hibiscus Smoothie

This smoothie blends into a gorgeous deep pink that packs in youth-enhancing antioxidants. Strawberries are naturally sweet and tart while the floral notes of hibiscus makes this smoothie particularly refreshing on a hot day. Instead of the usual milk or water base, this smoothie base features iced hibiscus tea which you can easily prep the night before or just let some freshly steeped hibiscus tea to cool. 

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups hibiscus tea, cooled
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • ¼ apple 

Method

  • Place all the ingredients into a blender and mix!

You can keep this smoothie light and fresh with the above ingredients, but it also acts as a perfect base to add in water-rich vegetables to make it extra hydrating. Half a cucumber or half a beet complements the flavors well and adds in extra nutrients without sugar.

Stress Relieving Adaptogenic Smoothie

This smoothie gives you your chocolate fix while promoting mental clarity thanks to stress-busting magnesium naturally found in cacao. This smoothie rounds up the feel-good factor by adding the calming and clarifying benefits of Ashwagandha along with the high-fat goodness of cashew nuts. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter
  • 1 heaped teaspoon cacao powder (check the label that this has no added sugar)
  • Half a banana

1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon

Method

  • Place all the ingredients into a blender and mix!

Keep your blood sugar levels stable with the help of  Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules and Ceylon Cinnamon Capsules. Taking one or both of these supplements can help keep blood sugar levels steady as well as promote higher sensitivity to insulin, whether you’re conscious about your sugar levels or not.

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