Video: Low Sugar Blueberry Vanilla Creme Smoothie
I've been really enjoying this smoothie for the past week - it's a great way to load up on essential nutrients without bombing your body with sugar from fruit that so often takes centre stage in smoothies. Just as I was about to shoot the photos for this post, on a whim I decided to try my hand at making a short video instead. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! You can view the video below, and subscribe to my brand-spanking-new YouTube channel if you'd like.
I've been really enjoying this smoothie for the past week - it's a great way to load up on essential nutrients without bombing your body with sugar from fruit, which so often takes centre stage in smoothies. Instead, we are letting low sugar berries gently sweeten and then amp it up with a bit of stevia. It's ingenious, really.
Of course, there's no compromise on the flavour here. Instead of the usual frozen banana, this smoothie is thickened with oats (making it a great breakfast option) and given extra flavour from vanilla creme flavoured stevia drops. This blend is probiotic, too.
A large banana, a common addition to smoothies, contains 17g of sugar alone - and that's before you add dates and what have you to the mix! The 70g of blueberries we use in this recipe contain a much humbler 7 grams of sugar.
This smoothie is...
- Low in overall sugar,
- The perfect candidate for a light breakfast,
- ... and boosted with maca, protein and probiotics.
Blueberry Vanilla Creme Smoothie
- 250mL coconut milk or homemade almond milk
- 40g oats
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 1 scoop plant-based vanilla protein powder, optional (I use pea protein)
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 70g organic frozen blueberries
- A few drops of vanilla stevia (I use vanilla creme flavour by Sweet Leaf)
- 1 dairy-free probiotic capsule, broken open
The How To
- Place it all in a blender and whizz away until smooth! Easy as.