Hi Pamela, Great questions! https://consciouscleanse.com/a-conscious-cleanse-guide-to-building-a-perfect-green-smoothie/. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, we recommend checking out our Green Smoothie Guide. Plus fruit is a whole food that comes from the earth and has been known as one of the most healing foods we have on the planet. However, avocado is a fruit ;) , so technically this is not safe for anyone with a fruit intolerance. Today’s recipe was inspired by my sister who has a strong aversion to bananas, but for years has asked me for a deliciously creamy green smoothie sans fruit! Thanks. I wonder if you could write more about going sugar-light? Our guts are all out of whack and the result is intense sugar cravings and sugar sensitivity (not sure if that’s you? If you liked this recipe, we invite you to join our online community! Also, i have osteoporosis. Hi Shelly, You’re so right, avocados are fruit, as are cucumbers. It has just a bit of fruit in it and can served warm or cold. As a self-proclaimed fruit lover and full-blown banana addict myself, to say that I’ve been resistant to ditching fruit from my diet would be putting it … This is the first green smoothie I’ve ever liked, and wow, it’s so good! Yes, it’s more creamy and adds a little good fat and protein. Pre-order your cookbook to get free prizes! However, i would value your comments. I’d love to hear from you. JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF CONSCIOUS CLEANSERS! If you give this smoothie a try, let us know what you think. And eating fruit (or any other natural sweeteners) will only add to the gas, bloating, constipation, brain fog, mood swings, exhaustion, and weight gain. 5 Ways To Make A Tasty Smoothie Without Fruit. Hi Jenny, Great input! Yay! So, while I’m personally not swearing off fruit for good, I have been on a month-long sabbatical from all forms of sugar….apples, bananas, dates and all! Just in time for Thanksgiving + Cookbook Recipe Sneak Peek. Get FREE tips, download our e-cookbook, & start living a vibrant life now! Now I’m headed into cleansing without any fruits/lectin free. Love your green smoothies. A smoothie you may like is our Warm Pear Smoothie. Thank you so much for this recipe. That’s not a bad idea! xo Jules. Thanks, Hi Erin, That’s a clever phrase, sugar-light. Possibly adding more cinnamon or something could jazz it up a bit. We’re so glad you’re here. XO, Jo & Jules, Hi Jules – I’m just discovering how much better I feel without a lot of sugar. If you’re worried your smoothie will be too thick without the cucumber, you can substitute it with celery and a little extra water until it’s the consistency you like. There are 5 main ingredients that can take the place of fruit in your recipes, which can all contribute to the flavor and desired texture of your smoothies. It’s ok. It was super filling, but I missed the sweet. It actually has more calcium than kale does per whfoods.org. Are you confused about fruit? I know this smoothie post is over a year old, but I just tried it. Instructions: Be sure to leave me a comment below. I love fruits, but in the morning I’m kind of sensitive to fruits and sugar. Copyright © 2020 The Conscious Co., LLC. And it’s been a real eye-opener to see all the ways in which I reach for something sweet (even if natural) over the dark leafy greens and more alkaline foods like cucumbers and celery. You can find it here: https://consciouscleanse.com/the-conscious-cleanse-guide-to-green-smoothies/ XO, J&J. Tried this smoothie this morning. Place the almond or hemp milk, water, spinach, avocado, cucumber, nut butter, cinnamon, and ice (optional) in a high speed blender. Blend until creamy. I can’t eat cucumbers. You can find them here: https://consciouscleanse.com/category/recipes/green-smoothie/ XO, J&J. It seems it would help thin out the avocado which i have switched out the banana for previously and it makes the smoothie edible by spoon only. Definitely will be a new staple for me. Jules Peláez (pronounced like Goliath with a P) is co-founder of the popular Conscious Cleanse, a 14-day program designed to guide health-seekers on a supportive journey of healing and whole body cleansing. Jules is grateful to share her passion for vibrant health, raw food and personal transformation with her yoga students in Boulder, CO and the ever-growing Conscious Cleanse community. How could it be bad for us? Thanks again!! Yes! XO, Jo & Jules. Let us know what you think. XO, J&J, Hi. In simple terms what I’ve come to realize is this – The modern day body has become overly acidic, inflamed, and toxic. Her book, The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life quickly hit many best-sellers list and is available at all major bookstores and online retailers. We also share new recipes, free live calls with us, and more healthy lifestyle tips, plus let you know when our next group cleanse is coming. 6 Best Smoothie Ingredients To Replace Fruit – Fillers I love fruit for the energy and great bowel movements that it gives me, but I’ve also loved taking a break from it. We’re so glad you enjoyed it! Not really sure what else could work. Thank you, Hi Carrie, We’re so glad you’re enjoying our smoothies! For these people sugar IS sugar IS sugar. I hope you love it and it helps you break free from your fruit addiction. I hope you like it. But feel free to change up the greens you use in this smoothie to see which combo you like best. Thanks for this; I wasn’t thinking I was sugar sensitive but ate some sundried tomato cashew cheese last night which possibly made me exhausted. Spinach is considered an excellent source of calcium. Unless it was the small amount of organic miso. Yay Sarah! Making a tasty smoothie without the inclusion of fruit is easier than you might think. I have thrived on a high-fruit diet for months at a time (one of my many food experiments)! Have you tried any of our other smoothies? As a welcome-gift, we’ll send you our Green Smoothie eCookbook, a collection of more of our favorite easy smoothie recipes! https://consciouscleanse.com/spiced-pear-warm-winter-smoothie/, https://consciouscleanse.com/a-conscious-cleanse-guide-to-building-a-perfect-green-smoothie/, https://consciouscleanse.com/category/recipes/green-smoothie/, https://consciouscleanse.com/the-conscious-cleanse-guide-to-green-smoothies/, 1 TB. You can find it here: https://consciouscleanse.com/spiced-pear-warm-winter-smoothie/. Many people are walking around with blood sugar imbalances, candida, yeast and mold overgrowth. I’ve wrestled with this question for a long time and it is without a doubt a complex topic. And this is exactly why we developed our new Low Sugar Plan as part of our live support Cleanse (get info about our next cleanse here). All Rights Reserved. I like using full fat canned coconut milk sometimes too. We love cinnamon in our smoothies, especially Ceylon cinnamon which aids in regulating blood sugar. Fortunately avocados and cucumbers are not, therefor tolerable for most people who struggle with sugar issues. Today’s recipe was inspired by my sister who has a strong aversion to bananas, but for years has asked me for a deliciously creamy green smoothie sans fruit! Looks and sounds delicious. Any other suggestions? I would love the free Conscious Cleanse guide to Green Smoothies. Hi Jules, I’m happy I found a fruit free smoothie! Is it for getting the smoothie more creamy? The bottom line is this – eat fruit in moderation, focus on low glycemic fruits, and if you feel like you can’t go without it, take a hiatus and see how you feel. We promise never to share your email without your permission! After all, fruit is as natural as it comes. Be sure to check out our Sugar Sensitivity quiz here). Let us know what you think once you try it. Or the stress of my kid having 2 teeth extracted. As a self-proclaimed fruit lover and full-blown banana addict myself, to say that I’ve been resistant to ditching fruit from my diet would be putting it lightly. I would suggest kale instead. It has some great recipes and a guide to build some new favorites of your own. Are you ready to start blending? nut butter (we used almond but sunbutter is delicious too). Check out our Green Smoothie Guide to find more. Today’s green smoothie is a delicious, low sugar, fruit free smoothie that is loaded with healthy fat and green veggies. Welcome! We believe in clean inboxes too! We’re talking about fruits that are high glycemic in this article.