KETO Friendly Cucumber, Lime & Red Berry Essence Smoothie (Includes Vegan Options)
Need a few minutes to yourself to chill and recharge? This refreshing smoothie is made frosty and cold with frozen cucumber and avocado to cool you down, and it’s packed with plenty of protein to help keep you full and satisfied.
1 cup of unsweetened milk: Almond milk or Flax Milk*
Protein powder: 2 tbsp. pumpkin seed or 3 tbsp. pea/quinoa or 3 tbsp. soy or 3 tbsp. whey
2 tsp. chia seed (we prefer milled white)
½ cup cubed avocado (frozen)
½ cup sliced cucumber with or without skin (frozen)
1 tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp. raspberry or strawberry extract
2 fresh mint leaves (optional)
1 packet (1 tsp.) zero calorie sugar substitute (optional)
Pour milk into a blender.
Add protein powder.
Add remaining ingredients.
Blend on high speed until smooth — about 1 minute.
- Buying and using frozen cubed avocado adds convenience, helps reduce waste, eliminates the need to add ice to your smoothie, and helps make a smooth consistency.
- Slice the cucumber, pre-measure it and the avocado ahead of time, put them in small storage bags or other containers, and store in the freezer so when you’re ready to make a smoothie the ingredients are ready to go.
- For a more subtle cucumber flavor, use peeled cucumbers.
- Choose a non-dairy milk alternative product fortified with calcium and vitamins A, D, and B12.
*Customize your smoothie with your choice of milk and protein powder. If you must avoid tree nuts (almond), flax milk is a keto-friendly alternative. If you must avoid soy or dairy (including whey), pumpkin seed and pea/quinoa powder may be good options for you.
Calories 246, Protein 17 grams, Fat 14 grams, Carbs 13 grams, Fiber 7 grams