Gulp on a keto green smoothie or green juice, to achieve weight loss, have greater energy, and glowing skin in a smooth and delicious way. While traditional green smoothies and green juices appear healthy, be careful: their incredible health benefits can be sabotaged by the elevated sugar content.
So how can you stay full until dinner with this green smoothie? Healthy fats – that's the key to keeping a keto green smoothie filling yet facilitates weight loss. The ingredients in a keto smoothie mostly consist of healthy that will keep you satiated for longer.
WHY AVOID FRUIT BASED SMOOTHIES?
So many fruit-based smoothies are packed with sugar. Although fructose may be natural sugars, it is however still sugar.
But when you can't load it with mango or banana, how do you actually make a green smoothie taste better? It's all about using the correct ingredient variety. Here, I'm bringing you a customizable keto green smoothie recipe that always delivers.
Adding low-sugar fruit and adding plenty of healthy fats and greens is the trick to healthy smoothies. Just look at what's going on in my smoothie keto green. Loaded with nutrition but with no annoying and fat-gaining sugar.
Why not attempt to create a green smoothie of your own? Try using these ingredients if you're not sure what to add to your smoothies:
For Non-starchy Green Veggies:
Avocado, kale, baby spinach, collard greens, swiss chard, silverbeet, cucumber, and celery will do the trick.
Baby spinach, kale, collard greens, or dandelion greens will do the trick. These low-carb veggies are packed with anti-inflammatory carotenoids and are high in fibre (which maintains healthy gut bacteria).
To add Texture and Zesty Flavourings:
Just because a keto smoothie can't be loaded with fruit doesn't mean it has to be dull. Although you can put almost any herb or spice, I personally like adding cocoa powder, fresh mint leaves, ginger, matcha powder, lime juice, turmeric, lemon or lime zest, chia seeds, cinnamon, walnuts, and almonds
Nut butter and high-quality protein powders (without artificial flavors or sweeteners) are excellent options, but go for collagen powder for the most intestinal protein source of all.
As long as you go with an unsweetened variety, almost any nut milk will do as an added liquid — almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, or macadamia milk.
Low-Sugar Fruits you can add:
Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries or mixed berries are all excellent options as they are all low in carbs, high in fibre and high in antioxidants.
Avocado is also very beneficial for you as it is loaded with anti-inflammatory fats and gut-friendly fibre, that goes well on a keto diet.
Milk/liquids/healthy fats to add:
After all, the keto diet is high in fat, so feel free to put your favourite kind of healthy fat in a tablespoon. Coconut oil, butter from coconut, MCT oil, or even ghee will all enable you to stay in a fat-burning state called ketosis.
Artificial Sweetener to add:
Stevia, Sucralose, Xylitol, Monk Fruit Sweetener and Yacon Syrup are very low-carb sweeteners, usually showing little to no effect on weight gain, blood sugar or insulin concentrations.
Smoothie Add-Ins: Healthy Ingredients To Add To Your Smoothie For A Boost Of Nutrition
Collagen powder can increase the elasticity of the skin, support hair, nail, skin, and joint health, and has good protein content.
Because of its energizing characteristics, Maca powder is my go-to addition to morning smoothies. It has high vitamins B, C + E content and it helps balance hormones and mood. Moreover, it improves power and endurance, and it has skin-clearing functions. Maca has a nutty, malted taste that combines well with creamy, nut-including recipes.
Adding a tablespoon of bee pollen to your smoothie can minimize allergies and boost vigour as it is full of amino acids that help energize the body
Many accuse chocolate of being an unhealthy ingredient of a smoothie but did you know that many studies indicate that consuming cocoa powder can boost the anti-inflammatory reaction of your body, reduce heart disease and boost the risk of stroke?