Smoothie Recipe to Help Maintain Blood Sugar Levels
At your request, HYLETE Health Advisor Thomas DeLauer introduces a quick and easy delicious smoothie recipe. With only 5 ingredients this smoothie will not only utilize health but also taste. The key ingredients Included in this recipe will help you maintain blood sugar levels, insulin levels, and digestion.
Phytonutrients- a substance found in certain plants which are believed to be beneficial to human health and help prevent various diseases.
Liposome- a microscopic artificial sac composed of fatty substances and used in experimental research of the cell.
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Okay, everyone's been asking me to do more recipe and smoothie videos, and even though I typically live a ketogenic lifestyle, every once in a while I still like my carbs and I like to get my fruit in whenever possible. I'm going to break down this super simple digestive benefit smoothie for you, let's get rocking and rolling right now.
The first ingredient is simply going to be two cups of frozen strawberries. Why frozen over fresh? Because believe it or not, frozen strawberries actually retain their mineral and nutrient value significantly better simply because they're flash frozen right after they're picked, so they're not oxidized. We got two cups there, super simple. Then, I've got a cup and a half to two cups of unsweetened almond milk. Super important that you get one that is carrageenan free, okay? Carrageenan is a derivative of red seaweed extract and it ends up being very inflammatory and is actually used in clinical studies to induce inflammation, so make sure your almond milk does not have carrageenan.
Okay, then we simply have a teaspoon and a half of cinnamon. What this is going to do is it's going to help negate the effects of the carbohydrates that are in this smoothie, meaning it's going to help reduce the blood sugar a little bit more. All right, so next step I have one tablespoon of freshly grated ginger. The reason I'm using freshly grated ginger over powdered ginger is simply that when it's still in its fresh state, you have a lot more in the way of the actual phytonutrients and a lot more in the way of the enzymes that actually help the digestive system. This is definitely going to give it a bite, and if you have this in the morning it's going to kick start your day, get that enzymatic activity going and help aid in digestion.
Then, lastly, I have pure thrive. Now you could use another turmeric but I prefer pure thrive just because it absorbs a lot better. This is a liquid form of turmeric and what you're going to do is you're just going to put about five to six pumps, and what the turmeric's going to do is it's going to act as a liposomal way of potentially modulating some inflammation within the intestinal tract. This means if someone has a leaky gut or you're dealing with that kind of situation, it can help you out a lot. Nothing super fancy to it, other than popping on the lid, pulling it a little bit.
So there you have it, a simple five-ingredient smoothie that's going to help you not only maintain your blood sugar and insulin levels but help you out with digestion using that ginger and using that turmeric to potentially help you out with that leaky gut issue. So let's enjoy.
As always, make sure you keep it locked in here on my channel for more quick and easy delicious recipes that utilize the benefits of health, not just taste. I'll see you in the next video.