Want a creamy nutritious smoothie that’s keto-friendly? Look no further than this Keto avocado apple coconut smoothie recipe.
Many smoothies are full of high carb fruits and veggies, which are a no-no if you don’t want to fall out of ketosis. But with creamy coconut, rich avocado, and tart apple, you won’t miss the carbs in this flavor-packed smoothie.
Keto Smoothie Boosters
Here are 2 of our favorite additions to Keto smoothies:
1. Collagen powder
Collagen powder packs a protein punch which guarantees this smoothie won’t leave you hungry. Collagen powder has also been linked to numerous health benefits, particularly joint health.
2. MCT oil
MCT stands for medium-chain triglyceride, which is a type of fatty acid. In contrast to long-held beliefs that fats, especially saturated fats, are universally bad for you, the latest research suggests that MCTs are actually a very good energy booster.
6 Tips For Loving Avocados
Avocados are a staple of the keto diet, but they can be intimidating to select and prepare. Here are a few tips to make the process a little easier.
Color can be deceptive. You can tell when an avocado is ripe by pressing on it gently. It should be firm, with a little give under your finger, like a beach ball.
To remove the pit, take your halved avocado. Place your knife carefully on top of the pit and tap firmly to lodge the knife in the pit. Then twist gently and the pit will come loose.
Always use a chef’s knife to remove the pit. A big knife is much safer than a smaller
You can hold your halved avocado with a kitchen towel to minimize mess and slippage.
Try dicing your halved avocado while it is still in the peel! Simply cut gently through the flesh without piercing the skin. You can then scoop out your cut avocado with a large kitchen spoon.
To slow down the process of browning, you can toss your avocado in oil or citrus juice.
Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.