Green Smoothie (dairy-free, Paleo, Keto,)

/Green Smoothie (dairy-free, Paleo, Keto,)

Green Smoothie (dairy-free, Paleo, Keto,)

Try substituting this low carb, Keto Green Smoothie when you don’t have time to put together a proper meal for yourself.  Most smoothies are loaded with fruit and have a high sugar content making them more suitable for a dessert, not a meal.  Having a Keto Green Smoothie is an easy way to support consistent energy, weight loss goals, and keep your carbs low.

Plus this low carb, dairy-free smoothie is packed with fiber, collagen protein, and the perfect amount of healthy fats.  Give your digestive system a little break.

I’ve kept the fruit out of this smoothie but feel free to add up to 1/2 cup of blueberries or raspberries (preferably 1/4-1/3).  Just keep in mind that this will raise the carb content considerably, 1/2 cup of blueberries has 11 net carbs.

Personally, I love making smoothies without fruit.  It’s easy to make a green smoothie delicious, sweet tasting, and totally nutritious with no fruit at all.  This recipe is packed with close to 20 grams of protein from collagen and hemp seeds.

I rotate between flavored and unflavored collagens.  My favorite unflavored collagen is Vital Proteins collagen peptides. They have an amazing marine collagen for you vegetarians too. My most favorite flavored collagen is Keto Collagen from Perfect Keto. Each scoop is packed with flavor but has zero added sugar. Check out their different flavors.

So why do I add hemp seeds? Hemp seeds have the highest protein count and are the lowest in carbohydrate of any seeds.  This makes them perfect to add to a low carb Keto green smoothie.  Replacing the hemp seeds with flax, or chia seeds is a great idea too.

When I first learned I was insulin resistant several years ago I had to completely eliminate fruit from my diet.  The hardest part may have been learning to like smoothies that were less sweet.  I find it pretty crazy how much fruit is in the typical smoothie, usually at least 2 whole servings, plus juice, and sweet yogurt, which could easily bring the carbohydrate count above 40 grams or more.  Even if you add a big handful of greens and a scoop of protein to a typical smoothie you are giving yourself a total sugar bomb, and asking for serious energy dips and mood swings throughout the day.

One of the tricks I learned along the way is to use a few drops of stevia in vegetable smoothies if you need something sweeter while you make your transition. I also love this greens powder by Garden of Life. It is a little bit sweet and adds the perfect sweetness to my fruitless smoothies.  We’ve tried lots of brands, and my kids love this green powder the best of all. So much they’ll even take Green Smoothies to school in their lunches.

Check out my Keto Green Smoothie recipe template for even more ways to love your smoothie.

Green Smoothie
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    Servings Prep Time
    1 3minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    1 3minutes
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    Instructions
    1. Chop the celery into ½ inch pieces
    2. Put all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender. Blend on high or in smoothie-mode for 1 full minute.
    3. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.
    Recipe Notes

    Nutrition Facts
    Green Smoothie
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 304 Calories from Fat 171
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 19g 29%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Sodium 478mg 20%
    Potassium 1480mg 42%
    Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
    Sugars 4g
    Protein 18g 36%
    Vitamin A 258%
    Vitamin C 88%
    Calcium 124%
    Iron 33%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    2019-03-08T18:08:19-06:00Categories: Beverages, Ketogenic Diet, Recipe, Vegan|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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