Raspberries also contain soluble fibre, which helps to lower your levels of blood cholesterol. Because raspberries are low in calories and high in insoluble fibre, they are known as a low energy density food, which means that they provide a large portion of food for a small number of calories.
We adore raspberries at The Healthy Mummy and we love to include them in our Healthy Mummy Smoothies. They are tasty and packed full of fibre which is great for digestion too.
They are also a low GI food, meaning that they release their energy into your bloodstream slowly, preventing blood sugar spikes and therefore blood sugar lows. Blood sugar lows can cause cravings for fatty or sugary foods, which can lead to weight gain, so eating foods low on the glycaemic index can help to control your weight – so are great for including in your weight loss plan.
- 2 x tbsp of Strawberry Healthy Mummy Smoothie Mix
- 1/2 cup of raspberries
- 1 x large handful of spinach
- 250ml of milk
- Ice cubes
Blend for 2-3 minutes
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