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 veggie goodness and it’s also low-carb with only 7g of net carbs.
CAN I 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 🙂
You can also enjoy keto shakes like this Keto Raspberry Protein Shake
HOW TO SWEETEN A GREEN KETO A GREEN KETO SMOOTHIE BOWL
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 taste buds will get used to eating less sugar.
HOW TO REPLACE MILK IN A KETO SMOOTHIE
Regular cow’s milk is too high in carbs for a low-carb green keto smoothie so try any of these:
- almond milk (unsweetened)
- 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 (single or pouring cream) mixed with another liquid.
- coconut water (though it has more carbs than the other options)
SIMPLE IDEAS FOR LOW CARB 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
HOW TO MAKE GREEN KETO SMOOTHIE BOWL
Simply place your ingredients in a high-speed blender, adding the ice last.
Blend for 1 minute or until the ingredients are well blended and smooth.
If the smoothie is too thick add more liquid (almond milk, coconut milk, water etc)
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Green Keto Smoothie Bowl
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender, adding the ice last. I love using my Nutri Ninja for smoothies as it is powerful and easy to clean.
- Blend for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with your favorite low-carb toppings.
- 1/2 oz or 6 macadamia nuts
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp flaked coconut
- 1 tsp cinnamon
This post was originally published in July of 2017, but was republished with updated step by step instructions and tips in June of 2020.
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