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Low GI Recipe: Chocolate-Pear Smoothie

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October 8, 2008 by Johanna Burani

Low GI Recipe: Chocolate Apple Sauce Cupcake and Chocolate-Pear Smoothie

Thirty seconds to prepare, thirty seconds to mix, and then take your time to enjoy this luscious creamy treat.


Low GI Recipe: Chocolate-Pear Smoothie
Thirty seconds to prepare, thirty seconds to mix, and then take your time to enjoy this luscious creamy treat.
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Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Healthy Dessert
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup nonfat or 1% milk
  • 2 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 medium pear (fresh, frozen or canned) peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Dash of ground cardamom
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Blend at high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour into two 12-oz. glasses. Serve immediately.
Notes
Adapted with permission from "Good Carbs, Bad Carbs" - DaCapo Lifelong Books, New York
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 12oz Calories: 131 Fat: 2g Saturated fat: <0.5g Carbohydrates: 27g Fiber: 3g Protein: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg

 


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Gushers vs Tricklers


"Gushers" are quickly-digested carbohydrates that cause a rapid rise in blood glucose and fuel appetite.

"Tricklers" are slowly-digested carbohydrates that are gradually released into the bloodstream and sustain satiety. These are the good carbs.


Johanna Burani
MS, RD, CDE
Nutrition Works LLC
Morristown, NJ, USA

Expert in individualized, low-glycemic index (low GI) meal planning.

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