If you're looking for a quick healthy breakfast or snack, try this easy keto green smoothie recipe. It's loaded with potassium and perfect for summer when it's too hot to eat anything else.
💛 Why you'll love it
Fruit smoothies are a delicious way to to start the day on a busy morning but regular ones are full of sugar and not the best choice for those following a low carb diet.
Many recipes include a ripe banana for a creamy texture which isn't a good option for a keto diet. Thankfully, avocados work just as well without all the natural sugars.
These high fat fruits have been the little darlings of the ketogenic diet for a long time! They hit the keto trend hard a few years ago and we saw avocados in everything from brownies, puddings, ice cream and everyone’s favorite avocado toast. But avocados make a great keto green smoothie too.
Full of heart healthy monounsaturated fats, avocados have more potassium per weight than bananas with much less sugar. One ounce of avocado has .2 grams of sugar and 136 mg of potassium compared to a banana which has 3.4 g sugar and 100 mg of potassium per ounce. And, their rich buttery texture and flavor make them a great choice for an easy low-carb smoothie.
The recipe combines a few common ingredients for a creamy beverage with a couple bold notes.
The recipe calls for a half avocado or about 3-4 ounces of mash.
A blend of full-fat coconut milk and almond milk are used in the smoothie. Coconut milk is the ketogenic milk of choice with its fat busting medium chain fatty acids and sweet mild taste.
Feel free to use any one of the keto-friendly sweeteners available.
To give this keto green smoothie some interest a little lime juice, cilantro, and mint add a refreshing flavor. For a touch of sweetness without any added sugar substitute, a little vanilla extract is added too. If you want a milder taste, you can use a tablespoon of lemon juice in place of the lime juice and leave out the cilantro and mint.
Please note: You'll find the full list of ingredients with amounts used in the recipe card at the bottom of this post with a green background.
💭 Quick tips
- Use a high-speed blender capable of blending ice. If your blender isn't able to break up ice chunks, the texture won't be as smooth. Using crushed ice cubes can help if you don't have a good smoothie blender.
- Make it even healthier! Green vegetables, baby spinach, green juice, or healthy greens can be added for added nutrition.
The best thing about this avocado smoothie recipe is that it only takes a couple minutes and a handful of ingredients to whip up.
Just place all the ingredient in a blender and pulse until well combined. Then add the ice and blend it in.
If the taste is too sweet, you can add a little lemon juice. If it's too tart, mix in a little more low carb sweetener.
🍽️ Serving suggestions
This low carb smoothie recipe makes a perfect keto breakfast or snack. It's very filling so it's not something you want to add as a beverage to a meal. However, it can make a great ending to a light lunch if you are still hungry.
There are so many ways to change up a keto green smoothie!
You can add in keto-friendly green juices or high quality protein powders.
For even more healthy fats, you can blend in MCT oil powder.
Feel free to experiment with different ingredients for your own customized low-carb green smoothie.
Yes, you can drink smoothies on keto. However, you need to be careful with the ingredients you use. Make sure that your smoothie is low in carbs and high in healthy fats and protein. Some good ingredients to include are avocado, coconut milk, and protein powder.
Yes, you can do green juice on keto. However, you should be careful about the ingredients you use. For example, avoid fruits with a lot of sugar, and opt for low-carb vegetables instead.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the effects of green smoothies on weight loss will vary from person to person. However, green smoothies are a great way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, and they can help you lose weight if you include them in a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
Yes, you can drink celery juice on keto. Celery is a low-carb vegetable that is also high in fiber and water. It is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium.
Keto green smoothies are a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables while on the keto diet. They are low in carbs and high in healthy fats, which makes them a perfect breakfast or snack option.
📚 Related recipes
For another great flavor combination try the Low Carb Avocado Coconut Milk Smoothie with Ginger and Turmeric. It’s full of anti-inflammatory power.
Avocado Mint Green Keto Smoothie
- ½ of an avocado (about 3-4 ounces)
- ¾ cup full fat coconut milk
- ½ cup almond milk
- low carb sugar substitute to taste
- 5-6 large mint leaves
- 3 sprigs of cilantro
- 1 squeeze of lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 - 1 ½ cup crushed ice
- Place all of the ingredients except the ice into the blender.
- Blend on low speed until completely pureed.
- Add the crushed ice and blend. Taste to adjust sweetness and tartness. Serve.
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First published on April 21, 2017. Post updated on February 19, 2022, to include more recipe tips and photos.