This article gives you six of the best low sugar fruits, and tells a simple trick to lower sugar content and boost fiber in smoothies! Read on:
Drinking one green smoothie a day is one of the simplest ways to maintain a healthy diet.
There’s just something about drinking 16 ounces of pure leafy green and fruit goodness that makes the skin glow. That’s why we started creating recipes for green smoothies and sharing them with all of our friends. We want to help others start a healthy lifestyle too!
Our green smoothie recipes almost always follower the 60/40 rule:
3 cups fruit / 2 cups leafy greens
(click here to learn more about the perfect ratio)
Following this rule gives our bodies adequate amounts of leafy greens, while still capturing the rawesome flavors of all the fruits (and sometimes veggies) we add!
HOWEVER, there are times when we flip that rule and give power to the leafy greens. By doing this, you get all the fiber and essential vitamins without the high sugar content (which can affect people in different ways).
Power to the leafy greens and low sugar fruits!
Some days are a little tougher than others when it comes to eating healthy. On these days, one of our favorite things to do is flip the 60/40 rule by using 3 cups of leafy greens and 2 cups of low sugar fruit. Adding more leafy greens gives our bodies access to more of their tasty nutrients (phytonutrients, protein, vitamins, antioxidants, and more).
Using low sugar fruits along with an extra dose of leafy greens levels up our smoothies and helps them become lean and mean!
If you’re new to green smoothies, we don’t recommend starting off with this “flipped ratio” (more leafy greens than fruit). The high amount of fiber may bother your digestive system, and the taste might be TOO green to enjoy. Yet for those that have been drinking green smoothies for weeks, this might be a fun little challenge worth going for!
Now, you may be wondering: What are the best low sugar fruits to use in green smoothies? Well, here ya go!
Low sugar fruits that are rawesome in smoothies:
Raspberries: 1 cup = 5g sugar | Try this raspberry green smoothie
Strawberries: 1 cup = 7g sugar | Try this strawberry green smoothie
Granny Smith Apples: 1 medium = 10g sugar | Try this apple green smoothie
Peaches: 1 medium = 13g sugar | Try this peach green smoothie
Blueberries: 1 cups = 15g sugar | Try this blueberry green smoothie
Pears 1 medium = 17g sugar | Try this pear green smoothie
Tip: Use protein and healthy fats in green smoothies if you are monitoring your blood sugar levels. These help to slow the release of sugar during digestion. Coconut oil, almonds, and avocados are great for protein and healthy fats.
Here’s a green smoothie recipe that uses two of the fruits listed above! This recipe comes from our mobile app—Daily Blends—where you can find 100s of recipes to make green smoothies a daily habit. A banana is used in this recipe, but if you’re trying to keep the natural sugar content as low as possible, try swapping it out for an avocado! They’re just as creamy, filled with healthy fats, and low on the glycemic index.Print
3 cups spinach
2 cups water
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1 banana (replace with avocado for even lower natural sugar levels)
- Blend the spinach and water until smooth.
- Add the blueberries, strawberries, and bananas and blend again.
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