This year, Pantone introduced “Greenery” as the colour of the year. So, I thought it would be fitting to share with you my favourite green smoothie that just so happens to also be the same colour as the pantone colour of the year “Greenery”.
This smoothie is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, and so much more. Smoothies are a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. I managed to pack in a ton of vitamins and minerals into one serving with loads of fresh spinach.
For the longest time I avoided eating bananas because I was afraid of my blood sugar rising without control after a few bad experiences. This year, I decided to give bananas a try again, and to my surprise I was fine! I’m not exactly sure what changed (our bodies are constantly changing), but I somehow got a hold on how to manage my insulin levels and blood sugars when eating a banana. This probably sounds ridiculous to a non-diabetic, but it’s reality for someone with T1D. This is the thought process that goes through our minds with absolutely EVERYTHING we eat. Sorry for the tiny tangent about bananas – back to the smoothie now!
Adding a fresh fruit to your smoothie will naturally sweeten it without any processed or refined sugars. Having lots of fibre and healthy fats in the smoothie will help to slow down the release of sugars in the foods, and will help avoid spikes in blood sugars as the food is being digested.
This week is going to be a busy one with a test in my Anatomy and Physiology class at CSNN, I have a 2-day intensive workshop I’ve signed up for, plus I have work and I start a new job next week! I will be sure to be fuelling my body with lots of nutrients to give myself the nourishment and energy I need to stay focused! Have a beautiful week everyone!
- 1 banana
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup cashew milk
- 2 large handfuls of spinach
- 2 tbsp hemp protein powder
- 1 tbsp chia seed
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- 1 tsp maca powder