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Healthy, Low-Sugar Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

My Fresh Start

We've been all about healthy breakfasts with our new series, Fresh Starts. Here, Elka Karl shares hers: a strawberry smoothie with no added sugar.

Since I've been a type 1 diabetic for 20 years, maintaining a healthy pregnancy was a challenge (but one I was up to — I had super low a1c levels and got this cutie out of the deal, woot!). One way that I tried to deal with the insulin resistance that occurs in most type 1 diabetic pregnancies was by maintaining a very low glycemic diet.

Usually I would eat eggs in the morning, but sometimes I'd have a hankering for something a little sweeter. So, I'd often use this delicious low-carb smoothie recipe that I invented to appease my morning sweet tooth. I've marked the carb grams in parentheses for any of you diabetic ladies (or carb gram-counting ladies) out there who need a fresh start of their own, pregnant or not.

To see her sugar-free recipe, read more.

Super Easy and Yummy Smoothie

1/2 cup (5.5 g) plain organic yogurt
1/2 cup (6.5 g) frozen organic strawberries
1 scoop (2 g) low-carb vanilla protein powder
1 pkg. stevia
A dash of vanilla

Whirl it all up and then transport it in an old cream jar on your way to walk the dogs in the rain!

Share your very own healthy breakfast with us in the YumSugar Community! It could wind up featured here.

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Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Diabetes runs heavily in my family. I'll have to try this!
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