Sugar-Free Glowing Green Smoothie

I'm living proof that no one has died from drinking a sugar-free green smoothie... I didn't think it was possible to end my long-term relationship and deep love for bananas, but I've found another fruit that I love even more. World, meet avocado. Banana's best fruit and sugars nemesis. It's a fruit. It's creamy and rich. And best of all, it's sugar-free! 

It seems crazy to cut fruit out of a green smoothie, but if you're the goal is to balance your blood sugar, lose body fat and have long lasting energy throughout the day, this is the way to go. 

I used to be a banana addict. I mean, I was making banana ice cream with 7-8 large frozen bananas for breakfast alone. I got weird looks at grocery stores with baskets full of bananas, but they didn't know what they were missing out on. Try 136 grams of sugar - that's what they were missing out on! 

 
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An argument to be made about bananas is their fiber content. Yes, they do pack a bit of soluble fiber, almost 4 grams worth. But avocados, those gems pack far more micronutrients and fiber that they blow bananas out of the water! Half of a large avocado clocks in with roughly 7 grams of fiber and less than 1 gram of sugar. It also has the unique ability to correct almost every smoothie mistake.

Added too much water? Add avocado. 

Added too much ice and it's slush consistency? Add avocado. 

Added too much spinach and there are chunky bits? Add avocado. 

Avocado reminds me of the Frank's Red Hot Sauce commercial - I put that s*** on and in everything ;) 

So if you're open to getting a little crazy in the kitchen and living on the wild side by cutting out the fruit in your green smoothie, this one's for you ;) 

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Sugar-Free Glowing Green Smoothie

DIRECITONS

INGREDIENTS

1. Add all of the ingredents to a high-speed blender and blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy 

  • 2 large handfuls kale or spinach

  • 1/2 avocado

  • 1 scoop plant-based protein (I use Vega)

  • 1 scoop greens powder (I use DoTERRA's Greens)

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/2 cup ice

Optional: 

  • 1 tsp maca

  • Stevia to taste (I use a french vanilla one!)