Layered Breakfast Smoothie
BY Monica Yates
Summer calls for smoothies! However, most smoothies are loaded with a lot of sugar. It doesn’t matter if the sugar is ‘natural’ or high fructose corn syrup; your body registers it as the same and will have the same reaction. It is important that you don’t have more than 5-6 teaspoons of sugar a day or your liver won’t be able to process it, and it will turn to body fat. Because of this, I prefer to add neutral tasting veggies to my smoothies to add more vitamins and fibre. Just be sure to steam and then freeze them before hand. Cooking them before hand makes them much easier on your digestive system and you won’t get bloated or gassy afterwards. This delicious breakfast is perfect for your menstrual phase as it is full of healthy fats and will keep your blood sugars steady.
Please be aware that these smoothies are not overly sweet because they are not chock full of fruit. They are naturally sweetened by coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, mac and a small amount of blackberries. If you would like the smoothies sweeter, add some rice malt syrup for a fructose-free sweetener.