Nutritional Values on Smoothies - Low Sugar Smoothies
by Connie Laidley
(Little Current, ON Canada)
Do you have the nutritional value for your smoothies - I am on a very strict diet since having gastric bypass surgery and must get the proper protein intake each day and make sure that the sugar content is low enough for me (less than 2 grams per serving). I can do the calculations myself, but was wondering if you already have them to share with others.
How is your diet going? It's great that you are watching what you are eating so closely. Keep it up!
I do not have nutritional values on my free smoothie recipes
. But an easy way to find out the nutritional facts is using:
Just copy and past the smoothie ingredient list. It'll give most of the numbers you are looking for.Low Sugar Smoothies
Just a word on your sugar restrictions... It is very hard to keep smoothies under 2 grams of sugar. One medium banana alone has 14 grams of sugar. Even blueberries that are low in sugar contain 7 grams of sugar in a half cup.
Granted... fruit contains a lot of fiber in them to slow down the absorption of the sugar in the body. But I would have a hard time formulating a smoothie recipe with only 2 grams of sugar.
If you use stevia, a sweetener with no sugars, you might be able to pull it off.
I'm not trying to discourage you. Not at all! I'm saying that I am impressed that you have been able to have such success with creating a low sugar smoothie.
If you have been able to create these low sugar smoothies, I would love to try them! Please share your healthy smoothie recipes and tips
I wish you all the best in your smoothie adventures!
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