Our Green Keto Smoothie Bowl is the perfect low-carb morning kick-starter. If you want a rush of energy to start your day then a green keto smoothie does the job. There is nothing better than to whip this simple smoothie up in 5 minutes each morning and sit down to a luscious, creamy bowl of fresh low-carb yumminess. You know you’re getting a bowl of vege goodness and since it’s also low-carb with only 7g of net carbs, you’ll feel like you’ve hit the jackpot.
Can I Still Drink Green Smoothies On a Ketogenic Diet?
Many people, including me, who start eating low-carb are huge green smoothie fans. One of the first questions they ask is can I still drink my green smoothies on a ketogenic or low-carb diet?
The answer is YES !! There are many recipes for green smoothies that use the same green vegetables like spinach, avocado, kale, collards and swiss chard as they tend to be low-carb. The main difference is in the fruit added and the liquids used. Often in a green smoothie, a small amount of banana, kiwi-fruit or pineapple etc is used to add sweetness. For a green keto smoothie, the fruit would add too many carbs. You can use strawberries or blueberries as they are low-carb, however, it’s kinda not a green smoothie anymore !! (but I’m OK with that 🙂
How To Sweeten A Green Keto Smoothie Bowl
The solution is to add a low-carb natural sweetener such as stevia glycerite (liquid form) or erythritol. Adding a few drops of stevia glycerite or a couple of teaspoons of erythritol will add the desired sweetness. This just requires a bit of experimentation to find how sweet you like it. It can easily be done by adding a small amount of sweetener and then tasting the blended smoothie to see if it needs more.
After you have been eating low-carb for a while, you’ll find that you don’t need much sweetener at all, if any. Your tastebuds will get used to eating less sugar.
Use These Low-Carb Liquids Instead of Milk in Your Green Keto Smoothie Bowl
Regular cow’s milk is too high in carbs for a low-carb green keto smoothie so try any of these:
- almond milk
- coconut milk or cream. Both have similar amounts of carbs but coconut cream has a higher fat content. Choose coconut cream if you want to boost your fats for the day.
- ¼ cup heavy cream (mixed with another liquid)
- coconut water (though it has slightly more carbs than the other options)
Great Ideas For Smoothie Bowl Toppings
This is where you can let your creative juices flow – pick your toppings and arrange in neat lines or sprinkle over the top with random flair.
- blueberries, strawberries, raspberries
- cocao nibs or cocao powder
- macadamia nuts, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans
- shredded or desiccated coconut or flaked coconut
- chia seeds
- pepitas, sesame seeds or other seeds
- dark chocolate – finely chopped or grated
- dollop of nut butter, unsweetened
- ground turmeric
- ground cinnamon
- ground flaxseeds
Green Keto Smoothie Bowl
Half a large avocado (5 oz or 140g flesh)
1 cup spinach
1 ½ cups coconut milk
½ tsp cinnamon
7-10 drops stevia glycerite
Handful of ice
Blend for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy.
Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with your favorite low-carb toppings.
Per serving Green Keto Smoothie Bowl only: 220 Calories; 19.9g Fat; 3.0g Protein; 11.9g Total Carbohydrate; 7.7g Fiber; 4.2g Net Carbs
Per serving Green Keto Smoothie Bowl with toppings1 : 440.8 Calories; 40.6g Fat; 7.0g Protein; 21.0g Total Carbohydrate; 14.0g Fiber; 7.0g Net Carbs
- Toppings ½ oz or 6 macadamias, 2 tsp chia seeds, 2 tbsp flaked coconut and 1 tsp cinnamon.
Have you made a Green Keto Smoothie Bowl yet? We’d love to know how you liked it and what toppings you used! Tell us in the comments below….