It’s official! August has come to an end. I think we’re all in collective shock that summer flew by so quickly. Fortunately September ushers in many wonderful things: Fall clothes, cool evenings for comfortable runs and, of course, pumpkin everything.
And we have Sugar-Free September to get excited about! Have you cleared out your cupboards yet? Now is your last chance to scarf down that chocolate bar. Go for it because tomorrow we start 30 days of delicious sugar-free eats.
It’s going to be a challenging month. We’re going to get through it by focusing on all the wonderful sugar-free things we can eat, so there won’t be any time to miss those sweets.
I love starting my day with a GGS, so I’ve stocked my fridge and freezer with jars full of low-sugar smoothies. Now, I didn’t swear off higher-sugar fruits, but these smoothies are loaded with leafy greens and a big dose of hemp seeds. Hoping the added protein will stave off those pesky sugar cravings.
This Low-Sugar Green Smoothie is the kind of smoothie that I drink when I’m all enthusiastic about Sugar-Free September. Soon enough I’ll be sharing the smoothies I turn to when pumpkin spice latte cravings strike.
If you’re not used to drinking vegetable-based smoothies, add a ripe banana for a little more sweetness. If you’re already down with the green smoothie, then bottoms up!
Having a great blender is totally key to putting the smooth into smoothie. If you’re wondering which blender is right for you, check out this guide from chewtheworld.com: How to find the best blender for green smoothies.
- 2 heads Romaine lettuce
- 1 large bunch kale
- 1 bunch celery
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- ¼ cup hulled hemp seeds
- 4" ginger root
- Fresh lemon for serving
- In a high-powered blender, combine lettuce and kale with 3 cups cold water
- Add cored apples, celery, ginger and hemp seeds and blend until smooth
- Adjust to taste.
- Add fresh juice of ½ lemon immediately before consuming