Summertime Smoothie Recipe
Raspberry Razzle Smoothie x 2 please!!! What a gorgeous blend of healing, immune-boosting, skin-clearing, hydrating gorgeousness this blend is… it is one of my favourites because the raspberries add a hint of tartness and the coconut milk makes it extra creamy.
Alongside a bowl of mango topped with flaked coconut, coconut syrup and crushed almonds; it really is a great breakfast (or any time of day snack, actually) to get your system fired-up… you’ll be dancing your merry way to work, full of energy and you’ll also dodge the mid-morning slump.
It’s important to add an element of protein to your smoothies (in this case, almonds) as this will lower the glycaemic index (GI) and it will help to maintain healthy blood-sugar levels.
What is the glycaemic index?
The glycaemic index (GI) tells us whether a food raises blood glucose levels quickly, moderately or slowly. This means it can be useful to help you manage your diabetes. Different carbohydrates are digested and
absorbed at different rates, GI is a ranking
of how quickly each carbohydrate-based food and drink makes blood glucose levels rise after eating them.
To make this magnificent blend, you will need:
1 x punnet of fresh raspberries
1 x frozen banana
1 x tsp maca powder
3 x tbsp coconut milk
3 x tbsp coconut nectar
300ml coconut water
Blend until creamy and then serve over ice!
Nutritional values of raspberries
Eating high-fiber foods help keep blood sugar stable. Studies have shown that type 1 diabetics who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels and type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipid, and insulin levels.
Written by, Holly Johnson.
“Holly’s Wholesome Kitchen”
Editor’s note: Thank you for sending in your delicious, healthy smoothie recipe Holly, I’m so looking forward to publishing more of your nutritious recipe’s in the coming month’s issues of the Monthly Seagull Magazine.