Periodically I receive a recipe from a customer, friend, employee or random stranger. Today we have a recipe from Eva Chrostowski who follows a Phase 1 Low-Glycemic diet. She’s sharing one of her favorite smoothies with us today.
This smoothie is a great source of vegan Omega 3 & 6 without the heaviness of oil. This will keep you going for hours without an increase in blood sugar levels. Excellent source of dietary fiber, especially if you add the zucchini. For those who find maca on its own harder to swallow, the flavors of this smoothie combine really well and are even mellowed out by the zucchini. Feel free to experiment with other spices too! Green Leaf stevia is less processed than white or liquid stevia and actually helps stabilize blood sugar levels to keep your pancreas and liver happy.
The water and mineral content of the Himalaya salt will help you stay hydrated, it also brings out the sweetness of the stevia. Remember that chia can hold up to 14 times its weight in water so be sure to stay hydrated through out the day to keep things moving along in your colon. Drinking chia smoothies regularly (along with hydrating adequately, gentle exercise like yoga and a diet high in raw vegetables) is bound to keep your internal elimination organs healthy and clean. Chia’s absorbing properties help draw out toxins and the hard shell can clean the intestinal walls.
All in all, a fabulous life-affirming smoothie! May you enjoy radiant health & happiness!!!
a low-glycemic smoothie
5 tbs. Chia Seeds
2 cups filtered, spring or Reverse Osmosis water
1 small organic zucchini
several pinches Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp Super Maca Powder
organic green leaf stevia, to taste
organic cinnamon, to taste
Blend in a high-speed blender until smooth and seeds are broken apart. Experiment with water to see what your preference is. Keep in the refrigerator for a few hours for a thicker smoothie. Add ice cubes to the blender in the summer for a chilled version.
Optional:For fast oxidizers who require more fuel and are able to digest fat easily, add a tablespoon of Coconut Oil to this smoothie. It tastes great!
Add blueberries or Jarrah Bee Pollen for more sweetness.