This low carb green smoothie is creamy, satisfying, green, and oh so easy. Packed with nutrients, ready in 5 minutes. This quick and versatile low carb breakfast is colorful and completely worth adding to your arsenal of low carb smoothies.
Keto Green Smoothie Video
Eating Green Can Be Delicious
Simple to throw together on a busy morning, even easier to prep and freeze in advance. I love the double dose of green-y goodness from the spinach and avocado. If you’ve never used avocado in a smoothie before— it adds body and creaminess to the smoothie for a satisfying treat with far fewer carbs than your traditional banana.
Yes, this smoothie is delicious. But there’s actually another reason that I get excited about it…
This is my secret weapon for not wasting anything green in my kitchen. Spinach is great on its own, but a mix of any type of greens really works here. So any time I have the last bits of kale, dandelion greens, or even broccoli (!) I add them to my freezer bags.
We all know how quickly those avocados can turn on us! Never toss out a mushy avocado again. Dice it up and toss it in the freezer. I had never thought of freezing avocado before—but having these ingredients frozen in advance also makes for a super cold smoothie, which is how it should be.
You can also add more ice and transform this into a beautiful smoothie bowl or top with my low carb granola for some crunch. Zero waste, zero stress breakfast. How easy is that?
Important Ingredient Notes
- Protein powder – You want to LOVE the taste of your protein powder. Personal preference, I don’t like the taste of pea protein so I always use whey when making high protein smoothies.
- Spinach – PRO TIP: store greens in the freezer for an extra cold low carb green smoothie.
- Avocados – Haas avocados are way tastier, and higher in healthy fats–opt for those.
- Milk – I switch between light coconut and almond milk. Depending on how thick you like your smoothie, you may want to add more milk–if you do this, consider adding a few drops of liquid keto sweeteners (such as monk fruit) as the additional milk will dilute the sweetness.
How to Meal Prep Keto Smoothies
Meal prepping this low carb green smoothie is easyyy. Just toss all ingredients except the milk in a small resealable bag. Place that bag in the freezer, and next time you want breakfast, empty the bag into your blender with your milk!
What is the Best Time to Drink Green Smoothies?
That really depends on you! I love to drink this perfect keto green smoothie for breakfast. It also makes for a great low carb protein shake to enjoy pre/post-workout. I’ve also been known to drink this smoothie as a dessert–because really, is this a low carb milkshake or a smoothie? (For extra decadence, top your dessert smoothie with a dollop of sugar free whipped cream!)
Are Smoothies Good on Keto?
Great question, seriously. They can be–it really depends on your goals, AND the recipe you’re following. Always check the nutritional information of a recipe and make sure the macros align with your eating plan. When eating keto, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind as far as your smoothie ingredients go:
- MEASURE your ingredients. Fruit adds up quickly.
- Check nutrition labels–protein powder, peanut butter, and even (sometimes) milk alternatives may contain sneaky carbs. Make sure the products you buy align with your goals.
- Bump up the fat content with low carb peanut butter, low carb nuts, or even full fat coconut milk if high fat is your goal.
- Add some fruit. To keep this smoothie nice and low carb, opt for low carb fruits like strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries. I love making a keto green smoothie with berries that have been frozen for an extra cool treat.
- Try different vegetables. As mentioned, you can absolutely swap spinach for other mild-tasting low carb vegetables, such as kale or mustard greens. Healthy green smoothies are a great way to sneak them in.
- Try different flavors of protein powder. This is an option, but personally, I only use vanilla protein powder, as I find other flavors taste too processed.
More Smoothie Recipes
Low Carb Green SmoothiePrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- Blend. Add milk (1/2 -1 cup), protein powder (1 scoop), avocado (1/2), and spinach (1 cup) to a blender + blend until smooth. Add mint (5-6 leaves) and pulse a few times to incorporate.
- Pour into 2 glasses, and enjoy!
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- Low carb milk. I switch between unsweetened almond + unsweetened coconut milk.
- The amount of milk you add will depend on how thick you like your smoothie and how large your avocado is. Start with 1/2 cup and add more to thin it out, or if your blender is struggling to combine.
- Protein powder. Check protein powder labels carefully for products with added sugars - my preferred brand is ISO Pure. Also, make sure you like the taste of the protein powder you use -- I prefer whey to pea protein powders.
- Avocados. Go for haas! They’re higher in fat, creamier, and WAY more delicious.
- Spinach. I like to use frozen spinach as it cools down the drink (no one likes a warm smoothie...). Feel free to use whatever greens you like here. Spinach and kale both have mild flavors that are masked by the sweetness of the protein powder.
- Want to make a smoothie bowl so you can add toppings? Add 1/2 cup of ice, and the minimal amount of almond milk.