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.