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Keto Spinach Avocado Green Smoothie
Smoothies are a healthy way to drink your greens…or are they? Not all smoothies are created equal, but you can rest assured that this keto spinach avocado green smoothie is both delicious and nutritious.
What’s in a Smoothie?
Unfortunately, many people fall into the trap that all smoothies are healthy and good for you. Most smoothies do have some nutritious qualities, whether it’s veggies, protein, or healthy fats.
But many, if not most, smoothies or smoothie recipes also contain sugar. A lot of sugar.
Maybe that sugar is fairly innocent, coming from sweet fruits like oranges, pineapples, or grapes.
Or maybe it’s just plain sugar that was added by someone trying to offset potential bitterness from the greens.
Either way, your ketosis is in jeopardy if you sip on a too-sweet smoothie.
Thankfully, it is possible to create a nutritious smoothie for your busy on-the-go lifestyle that tastes good and won’t send your blood sugar through the roof.
How to Make a Keto Smoothie
How you make a keto smoothie is limited only by your imagination (and the ingredients you have on hand), but I thought I’d give you one of my favorites, and simplest, recipes to try.
You can always customize your smoothie creations to your taste. Just be mindful of your macros as you add in ingredients that aren’t in this particular concoction.
I start this one off with two cups of spinach. If that’s not your veggie of choice, feel free to sub in other leafy greens.
I’m pretty sure that nobody wants to be drinking straight spinach water, so I chose a base of unsweetened coconut milk.
Use the kind that comes in cartons, but double check to make sure it’s not sweetened. The packaging tends to look quite similar.
A ripe avocado that’s not too firm, but not yet brown, will add healthy fat and a nice creamy texture to the smoothie.
Finally, to counteract the bitterness of the spinach I suggest vanilla extract and a bit of keto sweetener like stevia.
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This basic keto green smoothie is the perfect smoothie base.
- 2 cups (60 g) spinach (or other leafy greens)
- 1 cup (240 ml) coconut milk (unsweetened – from refrigerated cartons, not cans)
- 1 ripe avocado, destoned
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla extract
- Sweetener, to taste
- Blend well and enjoy.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 2 g
- Calories: 190
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 17 g
- Carbohydrates: 10 g
- Fiber: 8 g
- Protein: 3 g