Gluten-free | Dairy-free | Refined sugar-free | Palm Oil free | Vegan
Fruits are incredibly nutrient-dense and are an excellent source of fibre and essential vitamins and minerals, making them very beneficial to our health. However, with most things in life, too much of something can have the opposite effect. And that something we're referring to is fructose, which is a simple sugar that naturally occurs in fruit.
In this recipe, I use low-sugar fruit to help insulin resistance. Also, when I talk about fruit, I mean fresh or frozen with no added ingredients. Please avoid fruit juice as well as dried fruits where possible. These forms of fruits will spike insulin levels and up your daily calorie intake by a lot.
Hints, Tips & Tricks
I use Zero As Sugar Pure Erythritol and Sweet As Fibre Syrup in this recipe. Both products are sugar and gluten-free and won't spike blood glucose levels, making them an excellent healthy alternative to refined sugar and syrups. Zero as Sugar has zero calories, and sweet as Fibre Syrup has only 16 calories per 10 grams, making it an excellent low-carb option for baking and sweetening your food.
For this recipe, you will need to prepare a serving of my Breakfast Chia Pudding.
The fruit I have used are raspberries and watermelon but feel free to use any berries or melon of your choosing.
Toppings: I have used fresh strawberries and raspberries, pumpkin seeds, puffed buckwheat and dried rose petals. Alternatively, you can use any toppings from the list below:
- Fresh raspberries
- Fresh strawberries
- Fresh stone fruit; apricot; plum; nectarine
- Fresh oranges
- Fresh kiwifruit
- Fresh avocado
- Chia seeds
The smoothie mixture freezes well if you want to make it in advance.
- 80g (2.8oz) frozen raspberries
- 80g (2.8oz) frozen watermelon
- 1 tbsp Sweet As Fibre Syrup
- 1 serving of my Breakfast Chia Pudding
- 1-2 tbsp Zero As Sugar Pure Erythritol, optional if you like it sweeter
- In a food processor, add the raspberries, watermelon and fibre syrup. If you want a sweeter smoothie, this is when you will also add the erythritol. Blend the ingredients until nicely chopped.
- Take the top off your food processor and add the chia pudding. Blend until smooth. You may need to use a spatula or spoon to move the mixture around and blend again.
- Serve immediately with your favourite toppings. Alternatively, you can store it in the freezer to enjoy later.