I know I said I’m doing low carb. It’s just easier to explain that way. What I’m actually doing is watching my glycemic load. Most people have heard of glycemic index, but not the glycemic load. Frankly, I don’t know enough about it to even answer questions. I’m learing as I go, googling the glycemic load of different foods as needed.
Most fruits are okay when watching your glycemic load. I love blueberries and they are quite low…for an entire cup their glycemic load is only 6. Mangoes are not one of my favorite fruits, but mixed with the blueberries in this smoothie I LOVE them! The glycemic load for a mango is 8 for one cup. I’ve been buying them frozen.
My new blender has really been getting a good workout. I’m having smoothies almost every morning for breakfast. I do change it up occasionally with an egg and bacon or sausage, but as I mentioned earlier…I’m not a big fan of eggs. Here is my blueberry mango smoothie, one of my favorites so far!
- ½ c. lowfat milk (I use Soy)
- 1 c. plain nonfat yogurt
- ½ c. frozen blueberries
- ½ c. frozen mango chunks
- 6 packets Splenda
- 1 c. ice
- Place milk in blender. Add remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.