Hey hey! How’s it going old friends? I hope that you’re enjoying the beautiful summer sun. I don’t know about you but during the hot season I tend to increase my consumption of cold refreshing smoothies. This is why, today’s recipe is going to be a simple Avocado Smoothie that is both Keto & Vegan friendly.
Keto Green Smoothie
I’m not the kind of person that like to load my breakfast with kale. I know kale is amazing for you, and eating more of cannot possibly have any negative effects. I’m not really that much of a fan of it for 2 simple reasons:
- The aftertaste. You know that irony bitter after taste of kale, Yuck.
- The urgency to consume it all before it goes bad. That’s probably why I don’t buy it.
That being said, I don’t want to miss out on the benefits of this “super food” and lucky for me, and maybe you too, I discovered frozen kale. I will not exaggerate when I say that frozen kale really solved all my green smoothie problems.
It comes in a bag, cleaned, chopped, no aftertaste and lasts you for as long as you need it. At a fraction of the cost.
When I add some to my smoothie, I can hardly taste it and still get the all the amazing benefits of kale. This is a keeper.
This Keto Breakfast Smoothie
If you have already taken a look at the recipe, you will notice that it has 2 cups of full fat coconut milk. I chose that Ingredient especially because of its high fat content.
That being said, if you don’t like the taste of coconut, I highly doubt that you will like this recipe.
If you want to cut down on the taste of coconut, you can either substitute it completely with Almond Milk or substitute half of it for the same ingredient (1 cup coconut milk + 1 cup almond milk).
However, keep in mind that Almond Milk is very low on fat, so you might want to add some MCT oil to make up for it (Read further).
Another thing to keep in mind is cinnamon. If you’re not a fan you can, reduce the amount or skip it altogether, and still enjoy this delicious smoothie. I love cinnamon in this recipe because it compliments perfectly the mild taste of the avocado not to mention that it is loaded with antioxidants.
- 1 Avocado
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 cups full fat coconut milk
- 1.5 tbsp truvia or erythritol
- 1/2 cup cold water or ice
- 1/2 cup frozen kale
- To a large blender add avocado flesh, coconut cream, cinnamon, truvia and frozen kale. Blend until you get a homogenous consistency. If you like your smoothie to be little more runny, add water (1/4 cup at a time) and blend again until you get the consistency you're looking for.
- Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!
Enhance your Keto Smoothie
There are a few more tweaks you can make if you want to enhance the nutritional value of this smoothie. Here are a few suggestions:
Collagen Peptides (Unflavoured) are loaded with health benefits and won’t compromise the taste of your smoothie. Keep in mind that this NOT A VEGAN INGREDIENT. TIP: Dissolve in room temp water first before adding to your smoothie.
Hemp Hearts are loaded with minerals, proteins and healthy omega-3. This is another ingredients that won’t compromise the taste or texture of your smoothie.
MCT Oil is packed full of healthy fats. This one, is derived from coconut oil and as I mentioned before, if you are looking to substitute coconut milk for almond milk, you might want to add a few drops of MCT oil to your smoothie.
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