Blueberries are my favorite base for my protein shakes every morning.
A new study shows that this practice is also great for increasing insulin sensitivity too.
Researchers gave overweight (but non-diabetic) subjects 2 blueberry smoothies per day for six weeks. At the end of the study, 67% showed a 10% or greater improvement in their insulin sensitivity.
More than 1/2 of the American populations is predicted to be insulin resistant by the year 2020, so you can start hedging your personal bets now and decrease your risk of type-2 diabetes.
On to my Recipe!
Blueberry Power Protein Shake
- 1/2 cup frozen bluberries
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 scoop favorite protein powder
- 1 scoop greens or handful baby spinach
- 2 tbs walnuts or golden flax seeds
- dash of cinnamon
Try my recipe – your thighs will thank you later, and your taste buds will thank you now!