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two glasses of healthy green smoothies

Low Carb Green Smoothie

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 smoothies
Calories 132kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 -1 Cup Low Carb Milk cold (Note 1+2)
  • 1 Scoop Low Carb Protein Powder Vanilla (Note 3)
  • 1/2 Avocado (Note 4)
  • 1 Cup Spinach preferably frozen (Note 5)
  • 5-6 Leaves Fresh Mint
  • Raspberries optional for smoothie bowl (Note 6)
  • Coconut Flakes optional for smoothie bowl (Note 6)

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

  1. Low carb milk. I switch between unsweetened almond + unsweetened coconut milk.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Avocados. Go for haas! They’re higher in fat, creamier, and WAY more delicious.
  5. 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.
  6. Want to make a smoothie bowl so you can add toppings? Add 1/2 cup of ice, and the minimal amount of almond milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Net Carbs: 1g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com