Low Glycaemic Index Fruit Smoothie Recipe
A food’s Glycemic Index (GI) is how high the food raises blood sugar levels. The average is around 56-69, foods with a GI over this amount are considered high sugar foods and those lower than average are low sugar foods. Fruits are sweet, but that does not mean they are necissarly going to have a high GI. It depends on the fruit. Bananas and dates are pretty high in GI, while berries and peaches are nice and low.
Many smoothies include high GI ingredients. These smoothies will give a quick and power boost of energy. This is not necessarily unhealthy. It depends on the individual and the situation. A healthy diet should have several servings of fruits each day, and most Americans have a deficit of whole fruits in their diet. A smoothie with high GI can be great and healthy after a workout.
That being said, sometimes a low Glycemic Index meal is needed. The following is a low Glycemic Index smoothie recipe that still tastes great. This smoothie recipe will have minimum impact on blood sugar levels.
Peaches and Strawberries are two of the lowest GI level fruits found in nature. This recipe provides a sweet tasting whole fruit meal with low GI levels, ensuring that blood sugar levels do not spike.
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 1/2 Cup Strawberries
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1 Peach
Pitt the peach and avocado. Place ingredients in blender, add ice if desired, blend and drink.
- Add some kale for make the smoothie a bit more nutritious.
- Use real milk to increase the protein content.