The Best Green Smoothies for Insulin Resistance

Green smoothies are wonderful for Insulin Resistance. They are filled with antioxidants and hormone balancing ingredients. Two important components to an insulin resistant diet that help you look and feel your best!


A green smoothie that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished. I love to start my day with a green smoothie, it helps me to fuel my body and get my day going in the right direction.



The Benefits of Green Smoothies for Insulin Resistance

How do green smoothies help your Insulin Resistance?

Green smoothies offer a host of benefits for women with Insulin Resistance including:

  • Rich in vitamins and minerals

  • Full of fiber

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Increased energy

  • Improved digestion

  • Boost your immune system

  • Improves complexion

  • Keeps you hydrated

  • Balances blood sugars


Which Greens Should I Use in a Green Smoothie?

  • Spinach

  • Kale

  • Arugula

  • Swiss chard


What Add-ins Should I Include in a Green Smoothie?

There are a ton of ingredients that you can add to your smoothie. Each offers its own health benefits and unique flavor. I suggest experimenting and trying out different concoctions to see which you like best. But here are some of my favorite additions to try!

  • Fruit

  • Greek Yogurt

  • Nut butters

  • Nuts

  • Spices

  • Chia seeds

  • Flaxseeds

  • Protein powder


Recipes for the Best Insulin Resistance Friendly Green Smoothies


Green Smoothie #1 - Banana Almond Butter

Ingredients:

  • 1 c spinach

  • ½ c of 5% Fage plain yogurt or Plant based yogurt with at least 10g protein

  • 1 small banana

  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp of almond butter

  • 1 c of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Directions:

  • Add everything to the blender and blend on high until smooth. For a thicker smoothie add ice.


Green Smoothie #2 - Blueberry

Ingredients:

  • 1 c of spinach

  • 1 c of blueberries

  • 1 c of unsweetened organic soy milk

  • ½ c of 5% Fage plain yogurt

Directions:

  • Add everything to the blender and blend on high until smooth. For a thicker smoothie add ice.


Green Smoothie # 3 - Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana

Ingredients:

  • 1 c of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • 1 c of spinach

  • 1 small banana

  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter

  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds

  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

  • 1 scoop of protein powder

Directions:

  • Add everything to the blender and blend on high until smooth. For a thicker smoothie add ice.


BONUS TIP to Supercharge your Insulin Resistant Smoothie and Health!

Add a scoop of Ovasitol or any Inositol powder to your smoothie. Inositol has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity, promote normal hormone levels, regulate menstrual cycles, promote normal ovarian function, support normal lipid levels, promote egg quality, decrease androgens, reduce cravings, and reduce the risk of gestational diabetes.


 

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