This recipe is low in sugar and high in good fats making it an excellent way to start the morning! Want to turn it into a valentine treat for your sweetie? Add 1 Tbs maca powder (for sexual prowess), 1 tsp of some goji berries and 1 tsp of cacao nibs!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup frozen organic strawberries 2 dates 1/2 cup almonds, soaked overnight 1/2 cup filtered water

DIRECTIONS

Blend and enjoy!

The Skinny

When blending up your morning smoothies its best to choose berries over other fruits like bananas and mangoes. This is because berries naturally have less sugar (low glycemic) and will not spike your insulin levels too much.  This is particularly important concept when addressing weight loss. Think: low sugar, high protein!

*Recipe adapted from Well & Good NY