A low-carb high fat Keto Smoothie to snack on or to have for breakfast! No sugary fruit, no sweeteners, only low carb veggies, high fat avocado and ginger, lemon and cilantro for that special flavor!
Who knew creating keto smoothie recipes was about the hardest thing ever?! Mostly, I felt is was easy to create keto diet recipes until now, but sweets and smoothies? Not so much.
The fact that the keto diet is mostly fruit-free and only allows a couple berries and that any sort of sugar, even a natural one like honey, is a big no no, makes creating a yummy smoothie super hard.
Let’s be real here for a second. I’m not a huge fan of smoothies made with too many vegetables. I looove vegetables, don’t get me wrong. My whole diet and blog and life’s work revolves around vegetables. Both, raw and cooked. In smoothies and juices, however, ugh. Not so convinced. I prefer a delicious fruit smoothie without yogurt for example.
I DID take on the challenge though and I’m happy to say that after 29043875 attempts on a delicious keto smoothie I’ve come up with a recipe for a really good keto green smoothie. Phew!
For desserts I think I’m going to pass. It’s so hard. I have a friend who went through the hurdle already though and she created a super Easy Keto Chocolate Mousse. WOAH!
A Keto Avocado Smoothie with 11g of fat
Adding oil to a smoothie can be a smart idea, especially great oils like MCT, it does taste kinda oily then though and not so smooth.
Mostly, smoothness in smoothies is acquired by adding banana which is the highest carb fruit ever so no bueno.
The smoothness in this keto green smoothie comes from…..*drumrolls please*…..avocado!!! The best fruit ever on the planet.
An extremely healthy fat and absolutely delicious! I love to use frozen avocado for this Keto Avocado Smoothie because 1. I don’t have to plan ahead and always have ripe avocados on hand and 2. It gives me an ice cold smoothie.
And just in case you were wondering. No, it doesn’t brown right away. I’ve kept it in the fridge for several days to test and it stayed green the whole time. The lemon keeps it from browning.
You have to keep it in an air-tight container though. So it doesn’t oxidize.
How To Make A Low Carb Smoothie Keto
The best way to make a low carb smoothie keto is to avoid adding any fruit other than lemon and avocado. Avocado is a fruit but it’s very low in sugar and high in fat which is what we want here, right?
It has only 3g of sugar which come mostly from the lemon actually. Net carbs are only about 7g and fat is at 11g. Perfect breakfast! It kept me full all morning.
It does take some getting used to but after the third sip all three, my husband, my daughter and me started really liking it. It’s the weirdest thing. You give it a sip and think: meh. then you give it another sip and think: oh, it’s not that bad actually. Then you give it another sip, and think: wait a second, I think I actually like it.
The funny thing is, this happened to all three of us! Isn’t that crazy? I actually thought my daughter wouldn’t like it but she drank a whole serving of it.
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1 inch ginger - peeled
- 3/4 English cucumber - peeled
- 1/2-1 lemon - peeled
- 1 cup frozen avocado
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Store in an air-tight container such as a mason jar in the fridge for up to 3 days.