A combination of fresh and frozen fruit, coconut water, and chia seeds make this Berry Banana Smoothie delicious and nutritious! High in fiber, low in sugar this filling drink will sustain you all morning.
Berry Banana Smoothies are very simple to make and so good for you. I found a way to make this drink help us feel full enough to last the morning by using Chia Seeds! I love the fact that these little seeds also are packed full of fiber.
You might think that eating fruit is out if your a diabetic. That is not the case. However, you should make the choice to eat fresh or frozen fruit over dried fruit or fruit that has been canned in a syrup. If you go with canned, be sure its not in a syrup.
I choose leave on the skin of fruit like apples. There are a lot of nutrients in the skin. I buy organic apples and still wash them before using. If you buy non-organic I highly recommend removing the skin from the apples.
I place all of the ingredients in my Nutri Bullet and smooth away!
I love how deliciously frosty this drink is, however you can go with only fresh fruit and have a less icy drink if you prefer. I love the cold that comes with the drink.
The recipe below is basically what I did for this particular drink. The best thing about making smoothies is you can add whatever you want to it. I have used avocado, kale, greek yogurt, almond milk, coconut water, and assortments of fruit as well as flax seed and nuts. What combinations would you use?
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- ½ cup frozen fruit (I used a berry mixture and a couple chunk of banana)
- 1 tablespoon chia seed
- 2 sugar substitute packets
- ½ red delicious apple
- ½ cup coconut water (more if needed)
- Place fruit, chia seed, sugar substitute and coconut water in Nutri-Bullet or blender. Blend until smooth. Serve.