I am a smoothie queen. Substituting my morning banana based smoothie with pear has been a revelation. Pear is much lower in carbs and helps to keep our blood sugar steady. Try swapping the banana for a pear in your favourite smoothie recipes. Tropical fruits are higher in sugar so avoid them, berries and orchard fruits are fine. You can include super food powders like a teaspoon of maca, wheatgrass or spirulina to add more nutritional value. Enjoy!!
The shake may contain more fat than you are used to. Healthy fats satisfy our craving for sweet carbohydrate rich foods. Scientists are now realising that the low fat diet was recommended due to a political need to sell more grain, it was not based on sound science.
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3 tablespoons of coconut milk (from a can, make sure its not low fat!)
1/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2 tablespoons of almond butter
1 large scoop of whey protein powder, no added sweetener or flavourings
1/2 cup of frozen berries (blueberries, cherries, strawberries)
1/2 ripe pear
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, add a little water or almond milk if it is too thick