A healthy keto green smoothie is a fantastic low carb breakfast choice when you need a quick meal to enjoy “on-the-go.” Try this yummy low-carb green smoothie to start your morning, or to give you a burst of energy as a tasty post-workout snack
Healthy Keto Green Smoothie Recipe
When you’re on the keto diet, or any low-carb diet, it’s all too easy to fall into the same breakfast routine every morning. I get a lot of questions from readers about what recipes they can make for breakfast when they get tired of the standard keto “bacon and eggs” breakfast.
So today, I’m bringing you this super simple recipe for a yummy keto green smoothie that’s packed with nutritious veggies and energy from healthy fats. Try it for breakfast or as a tasty post-workout snack!
Are smoothies low carb?
Typical smoothies — the kind loaded with fruit, orange juice, or skim milk — are high in carbs and sugar. For example, a small green smoothie from Jamba Juice has 46 grams of sugar!
So, for this smoothie recipe to be low in carbohydrates, I’ve chosen different ingredients that are better in line with the keto diet.
How to Make any Smoothie Keto-Friendly
In general, here are the guidelines to follow when you are preparing a keto smoothie:
- Choose low-sugar fruit like berries, and add nutrient-rich greens like kale or spinach.
- For liquids, swap fruit juices out in favor of plain water, unsweetened almond milk, or coconut milk.
- Add healthy fats, like avocado, full-fat coconut milk, heavy cream, MCT oil, or coconut oil.
- And as a final tip, use a high-powered blender to make your smoothies as smooth and creamy as possible.
Ingredients in Keto Green Smoothies
For this green low-carb smoothie, I blended together a mix of veggies, keto “milk” alternatives, and a few other ingredients
- Avocado: 2g of net carbs per 100g serving:
“Milk”. Choose an unsweetened milk alternative like almond milk or coconut milk. Here are the carb counts for liquids to use in keto smoothies, per 1 cup serving:
- Unsweetened almond milk: 1g of net carbs per 1 cup serving
- Coconut milk beverage (carton): 1g of net carbs per 1 cup serving
- Lemon juice: half an ounce (from a large wedge) has 1g of carbs
- Sweetener: I add about 2 tsp of erythritol, and you could add more or less to taste.
- Protein Powder: All protein powders are a bit different, but I like this Isopure Zero Carb protein powder because it is unflavored and keto-friendly.
There are also a bunch of other optional ingredients that you can add to your smoothie to give it an extra boost of healthy fats, extra protein, or energy. Keep reading for the list.
How to Make Keto Smoothies
Making this smoothie couldn’t be any easier, as long as you have a great countertop blender to do the work for you. A high-powered blender like this one makes quick work out of blending fibrous veggies like spinach and kale!
All you need to do is pace all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Depending on your blender, you may need to stop and scrape down the sides. Then, give the smoothie a taste and adjust the sweetener and/or lemon juice to your preference. Easy!
Optional Ingredients for Keto Green Smoothies
Feel free to make this recipe your own. Here are some more ideas for keto-friendly ingredients that you can add to your next low carb smoothie.
More Keto-Friendly Veggies
- swiss chard
- coconut cream
- coconut oil
- almond butter
- heavy cream
- chia seeds
- protein powder
- matcha powder
- collagen powder
- MCT oil
I hope you’ll give it a try! Start your day right with this easy low-carb green keto smoothie recipe!
For even more smoothie recipes, check out 9 Delicious Keto Smoothie Recipes.
- 1/2 of a small avocado
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage or almond milk
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice (1 large wedge)
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1 tbsp erythritol sweetener, to taste
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 1/4 cup blueberries
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 7gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Carb count will vary with different ingredients and brands. It should not be considered as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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