January 9, 2015
So, apparently, between my Smoothie Breakfast Bowl and Berry Green Protein Smoothie recipe, it’s smoothie week on One Hungry Mama. Believe it or not, it just kind of happened—I’ve been making smoothies like a mad woman these days—and I’m happy that it did. Even though it’s cliche, I need it. After the holidays, I’m desperate for healthy, light food, and food that’s low in added sugar. I may have ingested enough sugar over the holidays to power all of 2015.
Smoothies are a great way to take in a healthy dose of fruits and veggies. Smoothies can also be a sugar bomb. These two things work at odds given my need for healthy, light, low-sugar food, so I put together a handy list of tips for how to make a smoothie without added sugar.
These tips are easy: no crazy ingredients required, no major changes to your smoothie routine. They are just smart ways to achieve sweetness without adding sweeteners. And, yes, they make smoothies that are sweet enough for my kids, not just for me.
Check out all 5 tips for making smoothies without added sugar on Cool Mom Picks, and let me know if you have other tricks up your sleeve for keeping smoothies light on sugar.
While you’re thinking about how to keep sugar intake down, check out my tips for how to manage your kids’ sugar at home. You’ll find a video with 3 easy tips and a link to 5 additional ways that I manage my kids’ sugar at home. All easy and stealth: they’ll never notice!