Did you know that it is entirely possible to drink a different smoothie every morning of the week and not get tired of them? Problem is, most smoothies are rich in carbs – namely bananas -, the very thing you are trying to avoid at the moment. A quick and easy solution is to just reduce the amount of bananas in your life, try using half when the recipe calls for a whole one. You could also cut them out of your diet completely for a set length of time and explore other interesting ingredients, such as the humble avocado. We all know that it makes for a great guacamole, but it is equally delicious to drink it too.
The next problem you may run into is that avocados are finicky. They are rock hard one day and past ripe the next time you are ready to use them. They don’t wait for that perfect moment. One way to overcome this is to freeze them. Yes, you can freeze avocados! You can cut them in chunks (ready for dropping into your blender), toss them with some fresh lemon juice and store them in a freezer bag; alternatively, you could blend a bunch of avocados, add a bit of lemon juice – this helps keep it green – and pour the mix into ice cube trays.
Other really tasty options, though both borderline keto with close to 20 net carbs is a mango, avocado and spinach smoothie, or spinach-blueberry frozen smoothie. We suggest modifying them to lower the count or just use them as inspiration for your next smoothie flavor. However you blend your breakfast, just make sure to get a few bites of protein into your morning routine as well, so your energy stays constant all day.
Keto Avocado Green Smoothie Recipe
Protein: 3g / %
Carbs: 14g / %
Fat: 47g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced
- 1 cup coconut or almond milk
- 1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup water or 1-2 ice cubes
- 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric
- 2 tbsp. melted coconut oil
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and cover.
- Pulse until all the ingredients are smooth.
- Add more water or coconut milk if the mix is too thick, and pulse again.
- Pour into two glasses and serve.