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Simple green smoothie on a marble surface surround by chia seeds and greens.
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Low Sugar Simple Green Smoothie

This superpower simple green smoothie is ultra nourishing and delicious. It’s a creamy, low sugar green smoothie that’s high in fiber and protein. You have the option of sweetening the smoothie with ½ frozen banana, or you can make a sugar-free, no fruit smoothie by using stevia instead. Since all stevia brands differ, adjust the amount you use to your own tastes (stevia can taste quite strong if you’re new to it, but you’ll become more accustomed to it the more you use it). The smoothie can be enjoyed right away, or you can let it sit for up to 1 hour before drinking (it will thicken as it sits). This recipe makes 1 large smoothie (for a meal), or 2 smaller smoothies!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: low sugar green smoothie, no fruit smoothie, no sugar smoothie, simple green smoothie
Servings: 1 -2 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk
  • ¼-1/2 cup ice cubes (optional)
  • ½ frozen banana and/or stevia, to taste
  • 1 ½ cups baby spinach, baby kale and/or “power greens” mix
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Optional add-ins: spirulina or other “green” powder and/or collagen powder

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine the Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk, ice cubes (if using), banana and/or stevia, greens, nut butter, flax seeds, chia seeds and a pinch of sea salt. If using any add-ins, throw them in. Blend on high until the smoothie is very smooth, 30 seconds - 2 minutes, depending on your blender.
  • Pour the smoothie into a glass. Enjoy it right away, or let it sit for up to 1 hour before drinking (the smoothie will thicken as it sits).

Notes

Tips:
  • I prefer to use baby spinach, baby kale and/or a “power greens” mix for this smoothie, which are milder in flavor than mature greens (which will overpower the other flavors).
  • Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk gives the smoothie creaminess and a delicious flavor without any added sugar.
  • The ice in this recipe is optional (depending on how cold you like your beverages!).
  • Using frozen (instead of fresh) banana will create a richer, thicker texture, but if you don't have one you can use fresh banana instead. 
  • You can use either powdered stevia or liquid stevia, according to what you have and like.
  • For more protein, feel free to add a neutral collagen powder.
  • A green powder mix gives the smoothie a bigger boost of vitamins and minerals, but it’s optional (this is the brand I use).
  • A pinch of sea salt balances the flavors and provides electrolytes.