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Sun Nov 03 01:48:59 EST 2013

Will fruit and vegetable smothies raise blood sugar
Asked By: hilde15  

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2013-12-15 00:13:57.0

Dear hilde15,

Thank you for writing dLife!

Fruit and vegetables contain carbohydrate. Whether you eat them whole, or blended into a delicious smoothie, the carbohydrate content will remain the same.

Ultimately, it’s the total amount of carbohydrate from the fruit and vegetables in your smoothie that will determine how high your blood glucose levels rise.

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2013-12-17 17:37:33.0

I make a veggie smoothie out of salad greens like kale, swiss chard, mustard greens, spinach, lettuces, cucumbers and apples. I mix these in a blender with a low carb protein powder or tofu and enough water to fill the blender. Another smoothie that I like is made with low carb soy protein powder and/or , fresh cranberries and great value raspberry sugar free drink mix . I add enough water to make a blender full so that I'll have some for later. I buy the fresh cranberries when they are available and put them in the freezer to insure a supply for the rest of the year. Neither of these smoothies make my glucose levels high.
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2013-11-26 17:18:04.0

Absolutely! based on how many carbs it contains. also, since you just slurp it down, without chewing or any other oral satisfaction, your brain doesn't think you ate...
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