Smoothies are kind of amazing. They’re a quick and easy way to grab some food when you’re on the go, they help you get a bunch of nutrients at once, and, of course, they taste pretty awesome.
But when you’re on a high-fat, low-carb diet like keto, it’s natural to wonder if you can even have smoothies. After all, plenty of them are loaded up with fruit, juice, milk, and other ingredients that aren’t exactly keto-friendly.
Ready to start sipping? We scrolled through Instagram to find the keto smoothie recipes you need to double tap. Even better, they are all nutritionist approved.
GREEN MEAN MACHINE SMOOTHIE
This recipe from @lyl_lisa combines avocado, kale, spinach, chard, broccoli, stevia, coconut milk, cream, macadamia nut oil, avocado oil, and vanilla protein. If you don’t have those particular oils on hand, Keatley says canola, olive, safflower, sunflower, and peanut oil can also do the trick. “Even though these fats are in the same family, the chemical makeup is different and variety is key with a diet like this,” she says.
BLUEBERRY ALMOND SHAKE
Try this recipe from @therealhealthkitchen: Blend together a small amount of organic blueberries, unsweetened almond milk, raw almond butter, and MCT oil. Yes, it has a little bit of blueberries (which have sugar), but it’s good as an occasional treat when you just need something sweet, Keatley says.
For this smoothie, @positivelydiesel mixes vegan Strawberry Shakeology, unsweetened almond or hemp milk, raw organic coconut oil, and turmeric root. Strawberry Shakeology has about a third of your daily allotment of carbs, so if you want to spend that elsewhere, Keatley recommends swapping in a sugar-free whey protein powder and adding some Splenda for sweetness.
LEAN MEAN & GREEN KETO SMOOTHIE
This recipe from @mindmeetsbody__keto simply calls for avocado, MCT oil, and coconut cream. The smoothie is great for people who need a little more bulk in their diet, Keatley says. “If you’re needing to put down some more calories, this is a good option,” she adds.
KETO CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIE
This recipe from @youketo lets you get a little taste of sweetness without blowing your macros. Mix coconut milk, zucchini, romaine lettuce, spinach, chia seeds, avocado, cacao powder, cocoa powder, and monkfruit sweetener for a tasty treat. This recipe keeps your carb count low thanks to all the green veggies. The cacao powder is also a good way to get some protein and flavor in without adding carbs, she says.