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Green Pistachio Smoothie

Our Green Pistachio Smoothie is a viridescent beaut that fans the current green juice fervor. We use lemon to heighten the leafy-green flavors, while sweet honey and peaches balance a citrusy palate well. Increase the sweet, if you prefer, and choose ripened peaches for the whisk. For even more flavor intensity, opt for freshly squeezed lemon juice. Indeed, the superb lemony zest freshness makes all the difference.

This Green Pistachio Smoothie’s high-fiber count significantly aids in the reduction of blood glucose levels. If you suffer from type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, we are sure that your nutrition will agree that our green smoothie selection is a perfect addition to your diabetes diet plan. Aside from its glucose-leveling powers, the Green Pistachio Smoothie maintains top-notch detoxification potential. And it’s a perfect pre-workout beverage to boost your performance and energy levels.

Green Pistachio Smoothie

  • Servings: 1
  • Ready In: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kale and/or spinach
  • 1 teaspoon lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup peach cubes
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup pistachio nuts
  • 1 cup low-fat milk

Health Benefits

  • Kale and spinach: both have impressive dietary fiber profiles. Dietary fiber supplementation for type 2 diabetes can reduce HbA1c and fasting blood glucose levels.

  • Lemon rind and lemon juice: extracts promoted wound repair as well as a significant decrease in blood glucose in diabetic laboratory rats. Collagen synthesis and tissue genesis also improved. Diabetes patients often suffer chronic wounds.

  • Peach: antioxidants thwart the oxidative reaction of sugars, which is a process that triggers inflammation and can worsen diabetes symptoms considerably.

  • Honey: is a low glycemic sweetener that can help diabetes patients better manage their glucose levels and aid in diminishing harmful effects of diabetes on various organs.

  • Pistachio nuts: improves the insulin and glucose metabolism of pre-diabetes patients while improving insulin resistance.

  • Low-fat milk: as part of a diet high in dairy consumption may ameliorate insulin resistance without adversely affecting bodyweight.

Instructions

  1. Add 1 cup of kale and/or spinach and 1/2 cup of peach cubes to a blender or a food processor.
  2. Spoon in 1 teaspoon of lemon rind, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of honey.
  3. Include 1/4 cup of pistachio nuts and 1 cup of low-fat milk to the mix.
  4. Blend the contents until smooth.
  5. Pour and enjoy!

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