What Are Some Low Glycemic, Low Sugar NutriBlast Recipes?

What Are Some Low Glycemic, Low Sugar NutriBlast Recipes?

The effect NutriBlasts have on blood sugar depends on several factors, including the sugar content of the ingredients, the fruit (type and ripeness), the interaction between ingredients (fiber, enzymes and phytonutrients), when and how it is consumed, and serving size. Therefore, it is difficult to determine exactly how individuals will react to each recipe. However, there are a few good tips to help maintain blood sugar and insulin control.

First, focus on making the base of your NutriBlast a wide variety of leafy greens and non-starchy vegetables (all low on the glycemic index).

  • Kale/collard greens/mustard greens/Swiss chard, spinach, Romaine lettuce/arugula
  • Bell peppers
  • Celery
  • Tomato,
  • Squash,
  • Zucchini
  • Brussles sprouts,
  • Asparagus, broccoli
  • Beans and legumes are rich in fiber that delays sugar absorption: garbanzo beans, white beans, black beans, split peas

Second, use low GI or low sugar fruits.

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Apple
  • Sour cherries
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Pears

Add boosts known to help control insulin and blood sugar.

  • Cinnamon,
  • Aloe vera,
  • Chia seeds,
  • Raw cacao,
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Cold-pressed virgin coconut oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Whole grains (oats, cooked quinoa)

Finally, check out our Natural Healing Foods book for several NutriBlast recipes that help regulate insulin!

Here's one of our delcious sugar-regulating Blasts Berry Creamy, "Sugar-Teeny".

Registered Dietitian


Comments
Comment by chezterez
October 11, 2015
It is more healthy to use the uncooked instant or quick cooking oats, or cook the old fashioned (Irish style) oats and use them in blasts?
Comment by brenajay37
October 28, 2014
Hello I got my Bullet some months ago, I have been using but sadly no weight loss. I think because of the fact that I have Hashimoto's thyroditis is the cause as well. I am unsure how to go along further because I really would like to lose some weight and feel better in myself. Most days I barely have any energy to do much at all especially after running around after a toddler. I would like some receipes that will give me some energy back. I have read that there are some fruits and veg(kale, spinach etc) that interferes with the thyroid function so not sure which is good to use or to stay away from.
Reply by mcmille7
May 12, 2015
I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis too. My doctor tells me to avoid gluten, dairy, coffee, peanuts, sugar and white potatoes. I choose to also avoid soy and artificial sweeteners. Try eliminating different foods from your diet for a few weeks and see how you feel. Also, you might consider seeing a doctor that focuses on functional medicine. I lost 20 pounds in two months by changing my meds and following her diet/supplement instructions. Good luck.
Reply by Mikobubi
October 24, 2015
I also have Hashimotos. My doctor gave me a combination of T3/T4 but without diet recommendations. Can you send the neme of your doctor and state where she practices.? I am from PR but I am willing to travel to see a good doctor. Thanks for sharing and helping
I would take a look at your overall diet, there is research to say that elimination of gluten can be beneficial. Gluten can trigger an auto-immune response similar to what happens to the thyroid in someone that has Hashimotos. Also here is a great article that goes over beneficial foods for your diet: http://www.nutriliving.com/articles/healthiest-foods-your-thyroid
Comment by RLHoldenSr
October 11, 2014
I have had good luck adding Garlic and Ginger to my blasts and I am Type 2 Diabetic. They are known to help lower blood sugar levels. Forgot Garlic and Ginger are also good for keeping colds and flu away!
Comment by carol1
April 17, 2014
I need a good recipes for losing weight on green smoothieI need to know what can I make and what type of green I need to use
Here is a great article on low carb Blasts that you can make: http://www.nutriliving.com/articles/blasting-low-carb-diet. I would also suggest checking out this weight loss forum for some tips and discussions to help you get started: http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/if-you-are-new-nutribullet-and-need-lose-weight#comment-9360
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