KETO Friendly Emerald Green Power Blend Smoothie (Includes Vegan Options)
This high protein smoothie gets its beautiful emerald-green color from spinach and avocado. You can adjust the flavor profile in many ways to add lots of variety, but not a lot of extra calories and carbs, to your meal routine.
1 cup of unsweetened milk: Almond or Flax Milk
Protein powder: 1 ½ tbsp. pumpkin seed or 2 tbsp. pea/quinoa or 3 tbsp. soy or 3 tbsp. whey
½ cup chopped spinach (frozen)
½ cup avocado cubes (frozen)
For flavor: 1 tsp. matcha powder or 1 tsp. lime juice or 2 fresh mint leaves or 1 tsp. of flavor extract (such as vanilla, coconut, banana, almond, maple, raspberry, strawberry, orange)
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 spinach and avocado adds convenience, helps reduce waste, eliminates the need to add ice to your smoothie, and helps make a smooth consistency.
- Pre-measure the spinach and 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.
- 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. Choose a flavoring option that meets your dietary needs.
Calories 229, Protein 16 grams, Fat 13 grams, Carbs 12 grams, Fiber 7 grams