5 LOW SUGAR SMOOTHIES | healthy smoothies to power your day

  • Опубліковано 17 сер 2019
  • Are you ready for healthy low sugar smoothies (that still taste amazing!). Sugar can easily creep up in smoothie recipes, but today we're keeping it in check with these 5 low sugar recipes and some sneaky vegetables.
    While not overly sweet, these smoothies are still fruity and have 15 grams of sugar or less per serving. When it comes to healthy smoothies (to enjoy for breakfast or any time of day), these are the ones to have on regular rotation!
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  • Downshiftology
    Downshiftology  2 роки тому +227

    Hi friends! I hope you enjoy these low sugar smoothies and don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY! Details are in the video description. Come join our private FB group as well and you can post a photo of your favorite smoothie recipe. :) xo - Lisa

    • PortiaGrace Yorke
      PortiaGrace Yorke 20 днів тому

      I have really enjoyed all the variety of smoothies prepared here u have really wet my appetite this is so healthier thank you

    • alegria M.
      alegria M. 7 місяців тому

      Happy birthday 🎊🎁

    • Abdullah Hussein
      Abdullah Hussein 10 місяців тому

      Excellent job

    • Alex Vidu
      Alex Vidu Рік тому

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    • Zenaida Paras
      Zenaida Paras Рік тому

      Salad dressing

  • Tamara McNatt
    Tamara McNatt 2 роки тому +277

    My new favorite smoothie - and one that is getting me excited for Fall - is a pumpkin pie smoothie! I blend together a cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup of pure pumpkin puree, a scoop of my favorite vanilla whey protein powder (adds protein of course and a little sweetness), a tsp of vanilla and some ground cinnamon (or any fall spice you want) - it's low in sugar and rich in taste and goodness!

    • yogaNYC
      yogaNYC 10 місяців тому

      Almond milk has hardly any Almonds in it, do your own research.

    • Janet J.
      Janet J. 11 місяців тому +1

      This sounds so good, would I be bad if I made this in June? lol

    • Carlos Santana
      Carlos Santana Рік тому +3

      @Downshiftology you should use a potato peeler to peel the ginger. Much faster and easier.

    • Carmen Newhouse
      Carmen Newhouse Рік тому +2

      what a great idea

    • Katina Hoffman
      Katina Hoffman Рік тому +2

      Sounds delicious

  • LBlush
    LBlush 2 роки тому +471

    Finally smoothies without a ton of sugar or overuse of bananas. Thank you.

    • Royale Crafts
      Royale Crafts 4 місяці тому +1

      @LBlush fibers - sugar dude you forget about that, is almost impossible to eat too much fruit

    • Royale Crafts
      Royale Crafts 4 місяці тому +1

      Overuse of bananas said no one ever hahaha

    • maggierose97
      maggierose97 9 місяців тому +1

      @Frank Landaverde well, for me, I can't stand the taste of them, especially ripe ones

    • The Yellow Cursor
      The Yellow Cursor Рік тому +5

      Brand new to the whole health kick, out of necessity sad to say, but isn’t the added potassium a plus? I love Bananas.

    • LBlush
      LBlush Рік тому +4

      @Frank Landaverde It is a matter of balance. Eating too much of anything is bad. Drinking too much water is bad because you lose all of your nutrients when you drink too much water. However, fruit is bad for diabetics or people who need to maintain their diet due to underlying diseases. Complex sugars and simple sugars affect your blood glucose level the same way. That is why diabetics cannot eat a ton of bananas. Both types of sugar can be found in fruits or processed food such as a Sneaker Bar. Eating too much sugar has always been bad. Fruit has its benefits, but it has sugar. However, eating fruit is better than eating a sneaker bar because there are nutrients found in the fruit that your body can utilized while eating a sneaker bar has no nutritional value. The about of sugar found in a Sneaker bar is ~30 grams of sugar vs a (medium ripe) banana has ~14 grams of sugar. Also, the Sneaker bar is processed with so many chemicals and indirect chemicals. So too much of sugar has always been bad, it is a matter of a better substitute. We all know that eating vegetable is better than eating fruit. It is not to say don't eat fruit, but eat it in moderation just like everything else.

  • Shilpa Kutty Singh
    Shilpa Kutty Singh 2 роки тому +120

    Finally a video on low sugar smoothies. Thank you so much Lisa. Love all the ideas here.

  • Kat The Scribe
    Kat The Scribe Рік тому +3

    Very interesting combinations! I need to try them all. Love the idea for frozen veggies, adding veggies wherever we can is always a plus nutrition-wise.
    I used to make a smoothie with a couple of handfuls of kale & a cup of frozen blueberries. It's been a while, but I believe I used almond milk and sometimes yogurt, and a bit of cinnamon. You truly cannot taste the kale!
    Hoping you will be doing another Vitamix giveaway this year. This fellow Virgo - September 18 - could use one for sure!

  • Liv Nutritious
    Liv Nutritious 2 роки тому +4

    These look amazing !!! Such a good excuse for another food haul !!!😂😂
    Edit: Also just want to say thank you for all these recipes. Both my dad and sister are celiac and I’m vegan so we’re constantly searching for tasty foods to try out xx

  • Aderyn 18
    Aderyn 18 2 роки тому +3

    Thanks for the ideas on zucchini prep! I don't have much of a sweet tooth so it's nice to see ways to get a little less sugar in my smoothies. A favorite of mine is spiced butternut squash with pecans and milk - I had leftover custard made with eggs so it's a complete breakfast without enough sugar to taste like a dessert.

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      That combinations sounds delicious! I hope you enjoy a few of these recipes as well 😊

  • Fani
    Fani 2 роки тому +3

    I love adding veggies in my smoothies 💗 I will swap out bananas for cauliflower tomorrow morning 💪🏽 Thanks for the recipes!

  • Jaclyn Livingston
    Jaclyn Livingston 2 роки тому +14

    You should come out with a healthy smoothie line that is sold in stores! I’d buy them for sure ❤️

  • Wedart Studio
    Wedart Studio 2 роки тому +67

    Hi, you are presenting your recipes very easy way, nicely and professionally perfect! Thank you for that!😊

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +3

      Thank you for the compliment and positive feedback. :)

  • Lana Miller
    Lana Miller 11 місяців тому +2

    I have made three of these and they have been great! Game changers for me in my quest to eat healthier. I have a prescription from my Dr for a probiotic scoop and it has worked perfectly with these smoothies. My goal will be to try to add the cauliflower next.

  • Claudia Beltran
    Claudia Beltran Рік тому +1

    Lisa. I just discovered your videos and love them all. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge. I am a health coach myself, so I like everything you do. I will start making all your recipes at home. Yay!!!

  • Lucie Gallagher
    Lucie Gallagher 2 роки тому

    Thank you Lisa! You have inspired me once again! This is a great video and loads of hints for freezing veggies too. It’s brilliant! Xx

  • Anita Gill
    Anita Gill 2 роки тому

    Another awesome video Lisa!! Thanks so much again! Can't wait for it to be summer here so I can add these yummy smoothies to my concoctions :-) Looking forward to more of your inspiration and ideas for healthy eating xx

  • Danielle Ford
    Danielle Ford 2 роки тому

    Love this video! I love smoothies but have always been timid to make them often because they’re high in sugar (albeit natural sugar, still too much to include in my regular diet).
    I love the tips of the frozen veggies as opposed to the banana! Can’t wait to try it!
    Thank you for sharing, the smoothies, video and you are beautiful 🙌🏼

  • DawnRK
    DawnRK 2 роки тому +76

    I like to use the tougher cauliflower parts for smoothies, saving the florets for other purposes.

    • Ariane Winter
      Ariane Winter Рік тому +2

      Thats a great idea

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      Kelli Weiss Рік тому +2


  • Kim Carpenter
    Kim Carpenter 2 роки тому

    I love your channel and I make smoothies a lot also I would love a vitamix. I’m a real foodie and went through breast cancer two years ago. Trying to eat more veggies than I already did and getting lots of Dr Axe protein and bone broth as well as the collagen you have in my smoothies. Thanks for the fresh ideas!!!

  • Dani Friesen
    Dani Friesen 2 роки тому +2

    These smoothies look amazing 😍 Your employee has an awesome job being able to enjoy all your healthy foods (assuming she does!) 😅
    That is one powerful blender, and it’s so cool you get to partner with Vitamix. Happy early birthday! ☺️

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +2

      Oh yes, I definitely can't eat (and drink) it all myself. Haha! Thanks Dani!

  • Renate F.
    Renate F. 8 місяців тому

    Finally made the green smoothie and was so pleasently surprised by the flavor. I was a bit worried about the flavor, but it is quite neutral and very refreshing. I did peel the cucumbers though. Great recipes

  • Hist G
    Hist G 2 роки тому

    Love your video, I can’t wait to try these and thanks for the tips on freezing veggies!! I subscribed to all of your platforms -UA-cam, Instagram and emails.. I’ve been on the market for a new blender but can’t seem to save up the money, there’s always something! Thanks for giving us this chance to get our hands on an awesome device! Now to go watch all of your previous videos! Xo

  • Daniella Dipol
    Daniella Dipol 2 роки тому +4

    Love these! My go to low sugar smoothie is: water, two handfuls of spinach, an inch of ginger, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries and a half a frozen banana. Makes enough for two!

  • Megi Baliko
    Megi Baliko 2 роки тому +1

    love these smoothies!! so quick and simple. going to make them all the time now

  • sarijjo
    sarijjo 2 роки тому +1

    Love this video. i’ve been making summer smoothies but have been concerned with the sugar content. This is exactly what I needed. Keep up the great work!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Thanks so much! Glad you loved this video :)

  • Mary-Lauren Wilkins
    Mary-Lauren Wilkins 2 роки тому +8

    This is so helpful!! I’ve been doing smoothies for years and this had so many tricks and tips that I have never seen before. I need more veggies!!!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +3

      Yay! I'm glad this video brought you some new information about different ingredients to add to your smoothies 😊

  • Colleen Glenn
    Colleen Glenn 2 роки тому

    Love these smoothie recipes. Your tips are so great too. I’m going to freeze some zucchini and cauliflower today for my smoothie tomorrow.
    Fingers crossed for the giveaway!!! 🤞🙏🤞
    Happy Birthday on the 31st, Lisa!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Thanks for the early birthday wishes! Hope you love these new recipes:)

  • Ana Corona
    Ana Corona 2 роки тому +4

    I appreciate how much knowledge you have about food handling and preservation, as well as the reasons behind every step in the cooking process. Not knowing your background, I would think you have a masters in molecular biology or chemistry!

  • Jenna M
    Jenna M 2 роки тому +2

    Oh my goodness you're making me crave a smoothie this morning! Thank you for the ideas. I didn't realize you could freeze zucchini. But I do like the Frozen cauliflower hack I have done it and it makes things so luscious.

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +1

      Freezing the zucchini and cauliflower is so great for smoothies! Hope you love these new recipes :)

  • Lynne Menard
    Lynne Menard 2 роки тому

    Hello Lisa, I have just now discovered your channel. Thank you so much for detailing how you manage to include extra veggies in your smoothies. Carrots, kale and spinach have been a staple in mine for years, but I am looking for more variety. I will certainly give these a try! I'm off to the grocery store now 😁

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Hope you enjoy these smoothie recipes 😊

  • Niki Szabo
    Niki Szabo 2 роки тому +2

    I've never ever thought to put cauliflower in my smoothie, although I love it. So I definitely have to try it. ☺️

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +2

      It's an easy way to add more veggies to your smoothie and creates a thick consistency :)

  • April Buckland
    April Buckland 2 роки тому

    I am so glad to have happened across your UA-cam channel. I am allergic to seafood and fish and am lactose and gluten intolerant. I love to cook and bake, so my new found gluten intolerance is making it difficult to make meals that I can eat without becoming ill. Thank you for your inspiring tutorials!

  • SCYFY123
    SCYFY123 2 роки тому +3

    Always looking for healthy smoothie recipes! Thanks Lisa! Would love to win a VitaMix! :-)

  • tiab2003
    tiab2003 2 роки тому +3

    Loved these recipes! Thanks for the zucchini and cauliflower tip 👍🏽 Need to try them all. 😊😋

  • Chloe M
    Chloe M 2 роки тому +1

    these look amazing! can’t wait to try one for my post-workout protein smoothie :)

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +1

      Yes, they'd be great to enjoy post workout! Enjoy Chloe!

  • letempsdechat
    letempsdechat 2 роки тому

    This was exactly the recipes I wanted! I love the products too. I use the glasslock set all the time and can't wait to try those silicone bags because I have had problems trying to freeze my own food. I think this will help with that and with the waste. The Vitamix is going on my wish list if I don't win it! Well done, Thanks & Happy Birthday!!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Glad you loved this video! The silicone bags are a must :)

  • D&Dphotoadventure
    D&Dphotoadventure 2 роки тому +1

    Hi- Just bought a vitamix and so far worth every penny. Low sugar is the key to a healthy smoothie and your video shows you also don't have to give up on taste either. Nice tips on how to freeze vegetables. Keep making videos and thanks for all the info you share

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      You're more than welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the recipes and my tips. :)

  • Marie Alley
    Marie Alley 2 роки тому

    THANK YOU!!!!!
    My little four-year-old likes to be in charge of the smoothie recipes in the family. He likes to make sure they are healthy and ready for when the boys All get home from school. He watched these and said let’s make them! I said we would have to wait as it is 7 pm at night LOL.

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Hope you and your son love these new low sugar recipes :) Let me know how you like them!

  • Arlene Jay
    Arlene Jay 2 роки тому

    These all look amazing! So glad I found your channel!! For the green smoothie I normally add some ginger as well as some apple cider vinegar to mine. 💙♥️

  • laurenchantel14
    laurenchantel14 2 роки тому +1

    Loved this video! I have such a love-hate relationship with smoothies though, because I have a sensitivity to both spinach AND bananas (I know. It's weird. And it makes it very difficult to eat smoothies). If anyone here has the same struggles as me, I always substitute a banana for avocado. It thickens up the smoothies much like bananas do, but you can barely taste it! Also, I'm pretty sure kale would work as a spinach substitute as well. Just a little fun fact for any peeps with sensitive tummies.

    • Karisa Marie
      Karisa Marie 2 роки тому

      Lauren Smith so random...and annoying when you actually like those foods, lol

    • laurenchantel14
      laurenchantel14 2 роки тому

      @Karisa Marie Yes! it is linked to latex allergies, because I have one! Is that not the weirdest thing?! So random ...

    • Karisa Marie
      Karisa Marie 2 роки тому

      Lauren Smith I can relate! Unfortunately I have trouble with bananas AND avocados! It’s the worst...I believe they’re supposedly both linked with latex allergies or ragweed (I can’t remember), but I’m glad she does make banana free smoothies at all! So many places have bananas in EVERY recipe!! The pineapple coconut is calling my name!

  • Marie Breidenbach
    Marie Breidenbach 2 роки тому +1

    What I like to do is to freeze coconut milk or yoghurt in ice cubes and use those to keep the smoothie cool. It also gives it somewhat of a frappé-texture, which I personally like a lot. When you do that and add in some raw unsweetend chocolate powder and instant espresso powder it makes a nice sort of moccha-frappé-smoothie.

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Yes! Freezing any milk blend is always a great idea for smoothies :)

  • Shaina Crandall
    Shaina Crandall 2 роки тому

    I love these recipes!😍 My mom follows a very low sugar diet so I will definitely share them with her! As always, thank you for another great video. 💕

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Wonderful! I hope you both enjoy them Shaina!

  • dArtagnan712 dArtagnan712
    dArtagnan712 dArtagnan712 8 місяців тому

    Thank you so much, Lisa! Please make more low sugar smoothie videos, and if possible, label the smoothie recipes on your website as to the sugar content.

  • Amy Phillips
    Amy Phillips 2 роки тому +1

    Could hardly wait for your video this morning. Can’t wait to try all the new recipes. I came across Pitaya in the grocery store yesterday and I’m curious how that would taste too. Thanks for all the great inspiration before my kids go back to school. Now they have five new breakfast smoothies to try. Win win for all of us. PS I’m a Virgo too. 💕🥳

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Pitaya is great! I have a pitaya smoothie bowl recipe on my website (but it's not low sugar - haha). Hope you and your kids enjoy the new smoothies!

  • Melissa Burton
    Melissa Burton 2 роки тому

    Thank you so much for helping me with my meal prep! I gave up on meal prep for a while because it was annoying eating the same thing all of the time, but you made it so much better! I can’t wait to try the recipes in the PDF’s you’ve made! I’m saving my money to buy a Vitamix blender and I can’t wait to use it to make my own Almond Milk. I think that’s what I am most excited about! Thank you for all the inspiration! I hope you have a great day and a Happy (early) Birthday!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Thanks for the birthday wishes Melissa! And yes, a Vitamix isn't cheap, but I think it's definitely worth it. :)

  • Daisy
    Daisy 2 роки тому +1

    Love love love the idea of zucchini and cauliflower in a smoothie! Happy early birthday, Lisa!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Thanks Daisy! Hope you love these recipes :)

  • Wanda Olivieri Rosado
    Wanda Olivieri Rosado 2 роки тому +14

    This came in at a perfect timing. I'm trying to control my sweet intake. Never thought of adding these vegetables to my smoothie. Certainly will try it. Thank you for sharing ❤️

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +2

      You're welcome Wanda! I hope you enjoy them!

  • Nimm
    Nimm 2 роки тому +6

    Thank you Lisa, just the inspiration needed to get back on a healthier track! 🍃🌿🌱 💚

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +2

      Wonderful! I hope you enjoy them all!

  • Akbar
    Akbar 11 місяців тому +1

    Thanks for putting this out there! I knew that there was a banana alternative! The good fat works for me too.

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  11 місяців тому

      Glad this video was helpful! 😊

  • Kimberly Hoeffel
    Kimberly Hoeffel 2 роки тому +1

    Lisa, I just LOVE your channel! Thank you so much for all of these recipes-I can't wait to try them!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Thanks for following along to Downshiftology! Can't wait to hear which smoothie is your favorite :)

  • Dad's Dishes
    Dad's Dishes Рік тому +1

    I applaud the use of Flax. I personally think it should be in EVERY smoothie that everyone makes because of its awesome health powers. I did a quick video about it if anyone's curious.

  • Sue Wilbur
    Sue Wilbur 2 роки тому

    Perfect timing - I just harvested some zucchini from my garden and will be shopping for groceries tomorrow. Can’t wait to try these recipes!! LOVE that they are low sugar. Happy birthday!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Oh perfect! You'll definitely have to sneak some of that zucchini in then! Thanks so much Sue. :) x

  • Antoinette Tierney
    Antoinette Tierney 2 роки тому +1

    These smoothie recipes sound great! I can hardly wait to try them. So glad they have less sugar. (I didn't know you could freeze zucchini. What a great idea!)

  • Laurie Latour
    Laurie Latour 2 роки тому +1

    Thanks for these, Lisa! For frozen cauliflower, I think I'll try organic cauliflower rice which you can get frozen at Trader Joes (and probably other places). Or frozen cauliflower florets. I need to save time standing in the kitchen ( leg problems).

  • Vanessa Zapata
    Vanessa Zapata 2 роки тому

    Every since I started my fitness journey your meal prep videos have helped me out so much! Thanks for putting so much effort into your channel, it’s inspiring and so helpful!! My biggest problem is not having a blender that completely liquifies my spinach and it’s so annoying so I hope I win!! much love xoxo ❤️

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      I'm so glad my videos provide inspiration for you in the kitchen and towards a fit and healthy lifestyle! Good luck on the Vitamix giveaway :)

  • Norma Portillo
    Norma Portillo 2 роки тому

    These smoothies look amazing! Thanks for teaching us about adding veggies and keeping them low sugar. I can hardly wait to try them.

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Thanks Norma! Hope you love these new recipes :)

  • Kathy Dove
    Kathy Dove 2 роки тому +1

    Your content is ALWAYS superior! As someone who tries to eat well while really counting (calories, proteins, carbs. Macros in general), I've relied on your savvy skill set. Thank you and cheers...Enjoy your next orbit around our star.

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Thanks so much Kathy! I'm so thrilled you love my videos and recipes. :)

  • SchuyFit - Lifestyle Fat Loss

    Glad I stumbled upon this video. I'm curious about the pineapple coconut smoothie, since I never thought of combining them together.

  • MT
    MT 2 роки тому

    Thank you very much for taking the time to put together this informative and well-designed presentation on smoothies. Your demonstrations are very clear and easy to follow. I have an allergy to bananas (a tragedy of the highest order, given how wonderful banana bread is), and this is the first time I have seen alternatives to banana that actually result in a high-quality end product.

  • Courtney Heil
    Courtney Heil 2 роки тому

    This video was great, I can't eat bananas so knowing some good alternatives is just awesome! Thank you! :) P.S. I always get weird looks when I order a smoothie at the gym and ask for no banana haha

  • Chrissy Herbison
    Chrissy Herbison 2 роки тому

    Thanks for sharing these with us. I would never of thought about adding cucumber or cauliflower into my smoothies but I always have left overs from my garden. Will be trying these out. Especially as the kids won’t know there is veges in there lol. Would love to win the 🤞🏼.

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Haha. Yes, it's always great to sneak in those veggies so the kids don't notice. ;)

  • Jessica Agee
    Jessica Agee 2 роки тому

    Such a great video with healthy smoothie options! One for every day of the work week. ☺️

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Yes! It's always fun to switch things up. :)

  • Celeste Savoie
    Celeste Savoie 2 роки тому +1

    This was sooo helpful!!! I always end up with such a sugary smoothie while trying to stay healthy, this will really change my smoothie lifestyle lol 💖

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +1

      Great! I hope you enjoy these flavor combination Celeste :)

  • Gunther F
    Gunther F 7 місяців тому

    Blondie, you are the one who has influenced me. I am a perfectionist, but you are the most organized and professional chef that I have ever seen in the kitchen. Of course, on a scale from one to 10, I give you a million stars for each and every one of your recipes.☺

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  6 місяців тому

      You are so sweet, thanks so much! Hope you continue to enjoy all the recipes and content to come 😊

  • Charelle Manriquez
    Charelle Manriquez 2 роки тому

    Love your channel and your food always looks delicious ❤️

  • Cindy
    Cindy 2 роки тому +15

    I've been looking for a way to replace bananas for my smoothies and this video does just that, and solves all my problems! Thank you for your generosity for the giveaway and Happy Birthday!!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +3

      Wonderful! Zucchini is my favorite banana replacer - hope you enjoy it as well. And thanks so much for the birthday wishes!

  • greentealover fver
    greentealover fver 2 роки тому +1

    Yes! Thank you for these easy smoothie recipes! Just what I needed for low sugar smoothies!! Will definitelty try them!😊😊😊

  • Sara Price
    Sara Price 2 роки тому +13

    This is awesome! Very informative, detailed, and easy! And you look great in this Lisa! Glad you’re back

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +4

      Thanks so much Sara! I'm happy to be back as well. :) x

  • Barb W
    Barb W 2 роки тому

    Great video , never thought of using cauliflower or zucchini in a smoothie. Have to give it a try! On another note I tried your smoked salmon avocado cucumber bites, they well great. Are there any other lunch ideas for how to use the smoked salmon?

  • Jennifer Wright
    Jennifer Wright 2 роки тому

    I cannot wait to try some of these! I love the idea of adding zucchini. It's a great way to add bulk without adding more sugar. The Vitamix seems to make the smoothies so smooth and creamy. Fingers crossed and Happy Birthday!

    • Jennifer Wright
      Jennifer Wright 2 роки тому

      @Downshiftology I made the green one this morning...delicious! I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and Endometriosis a year ago. I stumbled across your channel and blog while researching. I am so glad I did.

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Adding both zucchini and cauliflower are great for adding heft to your smoothies :) Hope you love them Jennifer!

  • Freeter182
    Freeter182 26 днів тому

    Wow. Love these ingredients that can be stored in the fridge for a long time.

  • tracey bartlam
    tracey bartlam 2 роки тому

    Great ideas, it’s easy to forget about the sugar levels when throwing in bananas, pineapples, mangos etc, or is this just me 😂😳 will definitely be trying the zucchini (corgette here in the uk)

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Oh no, I love a good banana mango smoothie as well. Just not every day! Haha.

  • Mike N HOC
    Mike N HOC 2 роки тому +1

    Love your smoothie recipes! Hopefully, be able to make them one day!

  • fr4nimal
    fr4nimal 2 роки тому

    Just discovered your channel, and wow! Looking forward to some next level nourishment. Thank you Lisa!🙏🌷

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +1

      Wonderful! Can't wait for you to try all my recipes 😊

  • Connie Sandidge
    Connie Sandidge 2 роки тому

    Love the video! Although I have never tried a smoothie, a vita mixer would be the perfect way to start! I have quit smoking and with that came a weight gain but I am trying to eat healthier to get the weight off.... congrats to whoever wins and Happy Birthday!!,

  • RyllenKriel
    RyllenKriel 2 роки тому +5

    You have some really great recipes here. This week I will pick up some ingredients and maybe experiment with some dragon fruit. I never thought of using cauliflower in a smoothie but it makes sense to thicken the texture and knock out the excess sugar of ordinarily using something such as a banana. Sugar is great, I still bake the occasional batch of cookies, but I no longer have the sweet tooth of my younger years and the health benefits of limiting it are also an obvious bonus. Also, early happy birthday!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +1

      Yes, cauliflower is great and I'm right there with you on sugar as we get older. I ate tons of dragon fruit when I lived in Bali for 2 months - love that! Thanks for the birthday wishes as well! :) x

  • Jenna Park
    Jenna Park 2 роки тому

    Another awesome video! I never thought of putting some veggies other than green leafy veggies to fruit smoothies! I’ve been watching your vids for almost 2 years and so proud of your success on your channel. Please keep it going for me!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      I hope you love these recipes! And thanks again for following along to my channel. Means the world!

  • Rachel Mchargue
    Rachel Mchargue 2 роки тому

    So happy to see a new video from you. I love your meal prep videos! Looking forward to seeing more 😊

  • Sherrie luvsseahorses
    Sherrie luvsseahorses 2 роки тому +2

    Love these low sugar smoothie recipes. Great way to sneak 8n more veggies and appreciate the ideas on freezing veggies for smoothies too.

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +1

      Thanks Sherri! I hope you enjoy them all. :)

  • Blaine Company
    Blaine Company 2 роки тому

    One of my favorite channels! I got really sick this year and your recipes were so helpful as I detoxed to find the source of my declining health. I didn't need to "enter" the giveaway cause I'm already subscribed to everything haha Keep up the excellent work :)

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      I'm so glad you found my recipe helpful! And yay, for already being subscribed everywhere. Lol! :)

  • It's The Glitter Things That Count 💖

    Loved this video never put zucchini in a smoothie before can't wait to try it❤👌🏽
    Can you do a low sugar meal prep video for type 2 diabetics and prediabetics?☺

    • stephanie turpen
      stephanie turpen 2 роки тому +1

      And type 1

    • Jenny Berger
      Jenny Berger 2 роки тому +2

      Life Of Gigi M 💖 Keto and no fruit.

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +2

      Yes, definitely try it with the zucchini...I think you'll love it!

  • Ellen Labouef
    Ellen Labouef 2 роки тому

    I am super excited to use my zucchini on my smoothies now!! thank you Lisa, what an awesome idea. Also, would love to have a powerful vitamix :P to create smooth and creamy smoothies.

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Zucchini is always my favorite to add to smoothies. And yes, you really can't beat a Vitamix! :)

  • cassiofm
    cassiofm 2 роки тому

    These look delicious! Your videos are so nice to watch, very clear and easy to follow :)

  • jen smith
    jen smith Рік тому

    Thanks so much for suggesting the zucchini in place of bananas. I have pcos and am really trying to dial back my sugar and carbs. I love the banana flavor in my smoothie so I put in some banana extract with the zucchini and lots of ice. So glad I saw this video-thanks for sharing!

  • Mary Mercedes
    Mary Mercedes 2 роки тому +8

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! One of the best food channels on UA-cam. These low-sugar smoothies look delicious and nourishing. Never miss a single video!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +1

      Aw, thanks so much Mary! I'm so glad you loved the video!

  • Deeje Killackey
    Deeje Killackey 2 роки тому +1

    It makes so much sense to use those veggie types in smoothies. Totally going to add those to some of my smoothies going forward!

  • Nupur Makadia
    Nupur Makadia Рік тому

    Hi Lisa, great recipes, thanks. Can we add fresh zucchini, cauliflower and fresh fruits, rather than frozen? Does it make any difference in taste?

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  Рік тому

      Of course you can! It will just make it less thick 😊

  • Saša T
    Saša T 2 роки тому +2

    Super smoothie recipes! Love the very good tip about zucchini, I would not think of that! Trying this for sure x

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Wonderful! I hope you enjoy all the different smoothie options!

  • How To Make Dinner
    How To Make Dinner 2 роки тому +3

    Those bags! I need them! This is great. I avoid smoothies in general because I already feel like I eat so much all day that I can't afford the extra cals! But these ones would be great for a quick brekkie on the go. Thanks! - Paula

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +2

      Yes, I love my Stasher bags! And these are definitely light smoothies compared to the regular. Hope you enjoy!

  • Laura Cash
    Laura Cash 2 роки тому +1

    Gosh these all sound excellent. Can’t wait to try them. Summer is smoothie season around here, and these look great! So glad I found your channel!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Hope you enjoy all the smoothies Laura! x

  • Joanne Martinson
    Joanne Martinson 2 роки тому

    Oh my gosh, I'm so excited to have some low sugar options!! Is using Chia powder any less healthy than using the seeds? I'm not always a fan of those little seeds in my teeth! I sure love your recipes...please keep them coming!! Thanks also for a chance at winning a VitaMix!! P.S. My parents wedding anniversary is August 31st ~ Happy Birthday!!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      It seems like Aug 31 is a popular day! Haha. Hope you enjoy the new recipes. :)

  • C Caamano
    C Caamano 2 роки тому +1

    All these smoothies look amazing!! Can’t wait to make them with zucchini I’ve never tried that. Great tips on how to prepare the zucchini.
    Super excited for the giveaway!!
    Been following you for a while now and every year I am always so hopeful.
    Good luck to all❣️

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Thanks so much! And good luck on the giveaway!

  • Katia Marini-Nunez
    Katia Marini-Nunez 2 роки тому +2

    Thanks for sharing! Love the idea of frozen veggies to keep smoothie chilled and low sugar!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Yes, zucchini and cauliflower are my favorites for that!

  • Perry Walton
    Perry Walton 2 роки тому +19

    After viewing this video, I realize how easy it is to go overboard with smoothies. Thanks for tips on cutting the sugar in these drinks.

    • Ariane Winter
      Ariane Winter Рік тому +1

      Smoothie make it way to easy to eat a lot of fruit and with it sugar in a very short time, even without adding sweeteners. It is still a bit better than drinking juice where the sugar is not buffered in the slightest, but mixing too gets the sugar faster into the bloodstream, as if you would eat the fruit whole . . . People with autoimmune or other inflamatory issues realy should be mindful with them for both fructose and insulin can be harmful in that case. Fat, protein and fiber all help to slow the sugar absorbtion and lesen the fallout.

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +2

      Yes, it really is. And that's not bad every once in a while. But these are better for more regular consumption. :)

  • Nashrah Shah
    Nashrah Shah 2 роки тому +1

    Great video! I like to make my low carb smoothies in a batch but with the avocados they start to go rancid after a day or two in the refrigerator. Can you recommend the best way to store these in freezer so I can just grab them and go?

  • tanya nguyen
    tanya nguyen 2 роки тому

    Hi Lisa, love💜 love these recipes, especially the 2nd one with raspberries, my favorite so far
    You're so talented, I wish I have 1/4 of your creative brain...
    wishing you a healthy and forever Young birthday so you can create more great recipes. Bon appetite 🍰🎁

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Thanks so much for following along Tanya! I'm glad you loved the raspberry smoothie :)

  • Elizabeth Schmidt
    Elizabeth Schmidt 2 роки тому +1

    Happy early Birthday! Hope it's a fantastic day for you, may you be blessed to have much laughter and a ton of love everyday. Love the video, so going to try the frozen vegetable idea. Thank you for also educating me in ref to the banana replacement!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Thanks for the birthday wishes and kind words Elizabeth! Hope you have fun experimenting with the frozen veggies. :) x

  • Samantha Lowrie
    Samantha Lowrie 2 роки тому +3

    I never thought of using frozen zuchini in a smoothie! That's a wonderful tip, thank you!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Yes, it's wonderful! It keeps it cold, adds a little heft and you can't even tell it's there. ;)

  • S M
    S M Рік тому

    I prepared the blueberries smoothie and it’s a very delicious alternative !!! Thanks

  • July Uhlarikova
    July Uhlarikova Рік тому

    I usually mix frozen berries, water, one tablespoon of unsweetened yogurt and one tablespoon of honey, but these recipes look amazing, definitely gonna try them :)

  • Heather Chinoski
    Heather Chinoski 2 роки тому +1

    I'm going to have to give these a go, I always add a half of banana but that and dates are the only sugar I really consume. Thanks for sharing Lisa!

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому +1

      And those aren't bad at all. It's when you add a whole banana with a whole mango where the sugar levels really shoot up (even though I love that smoothie - ha!). ;)

  • Rose Schatz
    Rose Schatz 2 роки тому

    Smoothies sound delicious! However, whenever I make a 1 serving smoothie, not everything grinds. I often get pieces of spinach leaves or blueberry peelings, sometimes even chunks of banana. I have a Vitamix from Costco. I usually blend at the highest speed, starting out low and gradually increasing. How long would a typical blend take? What could be the problem? Aren’t smoothies supposed to be smooth?

    • Downshiftology
      Downshiftology  2 роки тому

      Your smoothies should come out smooth using a Vitamix, but there always can be little bits leftover from fruits and vegetables. I would maybe suggest to blend it a little longer :)