The green smoothie is super popular, but it’s usually loaded with sugar. Here’s a healthier low carb keto smoothie made with avocado and mint.
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Where I live in Southern California, it’s HOT eight months of the year. We Californians keep ourselves cool all season long with delicious smoothies. But fruit smoothies are full of sugar and not the best choice for those following a low carb diet. Enter the keto smoothie with avocado…
Avocados have been the little darlings of the low carb and Keto worlds forever! They hit the mainstream food blogging world 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 great keto green smoothies, 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 the perfect choice for an avocado Keto smoothie recipe.
Coconut milk is the ketogenic milk of choice with its fat busting medium chain fatty acids and sweet mild taste. To give this Keto green smoothie some interest a little lime juice, cilantro, and mint add a refreshing flavor. For another great flavor combination try the Low Carb Avocado Coconut Milk Smoothie with Ginger and Turmeric. It’s full of anti-inflammatory power.
How to Make a Green Keto Smoothie
Avocado Mint Green Keto Smoothie
The green smoothie is super popular, but it's usually loaded with sugar. Here's a healthier keto low carb smoothie made with avocado and mint.
- 1/2 of an avocado (about 3-4 ounces)
- 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- Sweetener to taste
- 5-6 large mint leaves
- 3 sprigs of cilantro
- 1 squeeze of lime juice
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- 1 - 1 1/2 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.
NET CARBS: 4