I was starting to think the original post on my juicing/smoothie efforts was going stale, no one was responding, so I was going to move on, but after several personal e-mails asking me to continue, I decided to start a new post to liven it up. Here is the link to the old post www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/49811...
In my last post I mentioned adding veggies to fruit rather than making a veggie smoothie. It was more palatable to me that way.
I have added spinach, carrots, beets, broccoli and thought I would try nappa cabbage. I've ruled out the nappa unless I do a true veggie smoothie. It added a flavor I did not like to the fruit.
To remind everyone, I am doing smoothies rather than juicing. The biggest difference is that I am consuming the items I put in there in their entirety, not removing the pulp. Just my preference. :-)
I do a lot of fruit and that seems to raise the question about having too much sugar. Does anyone have any factual information on whether or not that raises blood sugars unfavorably?
I don't think it does. While not having been been diagnosed diabetic, I think I have had hypoglycemic events after eating a high sugar item like donuts or waffles with syrup and not adding protein.
When drinking smoothies only, I do not have the "bounce back" hypoglycemic event, so I am concluding that the smoothie does not give me a high dosage of sugar like the donuts did.
By the way, the "hypoglycemic event" to which I am referring is when I rapidly get cold sweats, weakness and feel like I have to eat something to keep from passing out. What happens is I usually end up eating something high in sugar (M&M peanuts my favorite) to counteract the weakness.