Cashmere Apron

low carb strawberry crunch smoothie

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My daughter is a Type-1 Diabetic so I am always looking for low carb treats for her. I was particularly interested in this smoothie because of the chia seeds that are incorporated into the drink (see health benefits below). I know they aren’t as enticing as a box of Little Debbie snacks but I promise they will bring more to the party than Little Debbie ever did!

  1. Chia seeds help you to lose weight by reducing food cravings
  2. Chia seeds help to hydrate your body
  3. Chia seeds are rich in Omega 3 which protects our bodies against inflammation
  4. Chia seeds help to reduce blood pressure
  5. Chia seeds are beneficial to diabetics because they slow down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrates into simple sugars

Ingredients
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk.  Make sure to check the back label.  Try to find the one that only has 2 grams of carbs for every cup.
1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries
1/2 tsp cinnamon.  Cinnamon is a great tool for helping to control blood sugars.
2 tsp raw almonds
1 Tb chia seeds
Splenda to sweeten if desired

Healthy Yumminess

Healthy Yumminess

Directions
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  The whole smoothie has roughly 7-8 carbs.

 

Comments

  1. I’m a chia seed addict and have been for years. I even go as far as to pack them when I travel :-)
    Every morning, I mash half of a banana and mix it with 1/4 cup raw oatmeal, 2 tbsp chia seeds, 2 tbsp flax seed and a splash of homemade almond milk. It’s delish!

  2. I made this for breakfast this am for P & me! It was so delicious, and healthy!!! Thank you for another great recipe, Cashmere Apron!

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