Low Carb Strawberry Crunch Smoothie

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Several of you asked for the low carb smoothie recipe that I mentioned in this post...so I am happy to share it! I drink this for breakfast every morning. It's easy to make, keeps my blood sugars stable, gives me energy and fills me up--the perfect way to start the day in my opinion.

What you will need:
  • 1 cup and about about a tbs of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (if we are being exact here). Make sure you check the back label. The one I buy only has 2 grams of carbs for every cup.
  • 1/2 cup of frozen organic strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Cinnamon is great for controlling blood sugars, diabetic or not
  • About 2 tablespoons of almonds
  • 1 tbs of chia seeds (optional)
Directions:
Put everything in a Magic Bullet (if you are an avid smoothie maker I highly recommend this nifty little gadget) or blender. Blend until smooth.

The whole smoothie only has about 7-8 grams of carbs. Enjoy!

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31 comments:

S T E P H A N I E L E A N N said...

The ingredients in this smoothie sound really tasteful, so glad you shared this recipe!

TaraR said...

This sounds delish! Can't wait to try it out, thanks for posting :)

Amy said...

Yummy!!! I lOve my magic bullet!!!

Heather said...

Just tried it...so GOOD! This will definitely become a staple in our house.

Question- the chia seeds say something about consulting a dr if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant...any info on what that's all about?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Heather- so glad you liked it! I have never heard that about chia seeds. Chia seeds are an excellent source of antioxidants, omega-6, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and protein--all great for you while pregnant! I eat them every day (I am pregnant) and my Dr is aware and fully supports it. If you do have any additional questions about them during pregnancy asking your Dr. is always a good idea. Hope that helps!

Amanda said...

Yummy! I am so trying this...as soon as I replace my blender - it's on the fritz. Not good for a smoothie lover like me!

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Alexa said...

Oh thanks for the recipe Lindsay! This looks delicious!

Briana said...

Sounds awesome. We just bought a BUNCH of frozen fruit so I can make smoothies galore now and when our little one (finally) arrives.

Have you ever put oats in your smoothies? I've seen recipes for it but haven't ever tried it.

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

You must have known how I am SO craving anything & everything strawberry right now!!! This sounds so delicious! Can't wait to make :) XO brynn

Simply LKJ said...

Yum! I will have to try that, and look into the Magic Bullet. My youngest loves smoothies!!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

This sounds delicious! I need to start making smoothies again!

Sheri said...

This sounds great! I always make a fruit smoothie for breakfast too but I needed to find some other things to put in it. I will be trying this!
xo

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Briana- I have heard putting oats in smoothies makes them so delicious! I personally do not do it since I am on a low carb diet due to type 1 diabetes...but if you like thicker smoothies I bet adding them to this would taste yummy!

Torie said...

Yaaaay! I'm so glad you shared, I was wondering what this mystery wonder smoothie was! :) Excited to try it!

Juliet {the juliet notes} said...

Thanks for sharing!! What kind of vanilla almond milk do you get? I can never find the unsweetened kind. Thanks again!

Kristen said...

mmm this looks delish! i will be trying this tomorrow morning! :-)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Juliet- I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk by Almond Breeze. If you check the back label one cup has 40 calories and 2 grams of carbohydrate

Juliet {the juliet notes} said...

Thanks, Lindsay!!

Dawn said...

Thanks, Lindsay! I've been wondering about that smoothie since you posted it! Can't wait to try it!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Yum! I want that NOW!

sherri lynn said...

Thanks for sharing this! It sounds so delicious and I need something that fills me up!

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Thanks for the recipe! Cinnamon is a fave around here. The combo of ingredients sounds awesome. Just have to get those chia seeds! Can't wait to try this...and by "try this", I mean I'm actually going to do it!!! :) Yay!

MyFudo™ said...

I am happy to start my day with a low carb, delightful smoothie...Thanks for sharing!

Mindy said...

Oooh, that's an easy one. I literally drink a smoothie every morning from about March all through summer. Num num. This morning it was vanilla yogurt, OJ, 1/2 a banana and some frozen raspberries. Mmmmm.

Lyndsey said...

Yummy, we have the cuisine art bullet! We make a shake after the gym with frozen mixed berries and strawberries instead of ice, diet cranberry juice-any flavor, and either strawberry protein powder or cake batter protein powder! It doesn't taste like a protein shake it tastes like a delicious dessert and VERY low in sugar! We also got cinnamon roll protein powder we put in our plain oatmeal we make to add flavor! Sneaky way to get more protein and low sugar too!

Angela said...

YUM! Just made this, delicious.

the balanced libra said...

ella and I share a strawberry smoothie almost every a.m. we use an O.J. for the liquid, we should try this one for sure

Yoli said...

Yummy, just made this! I didn't have almonds so I had to sub walnuts instead! I can't wait to try it with almonds the next time I make this, which probably will be tomorrow. LOL! Thanks for a great recipe!

Anonymous said...

I just made this smoothie this mnorning. So good! I think this will become a staple for me. Thanks for your awsome recipes and blog! Keep em coming, please!

Katie K

Anonymous said...

I´m surprised at just how much I like this since I don´t normally like cinnamon in my drinks. I´m about a week into a wheat-free, healthier lifestyle, so finding Little treats like this is such a boost!

Shannon said...

Yum! I didn't have the vanilla flavored so I added a little extract and a couple drops of stevia. Thanks!

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