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Even though I’m not doing the ketogenic diet (as you might already know from my segment on Cityline), I’ll still blend up this lean green keto smoothie from time to time. That's because it boasts healthy fats, fibre and blood-sugar balancing ingredients that’ll keep me full and happy when I drink it up at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
If you're following a traditional keto diet of only 20 net carbs per day, this smoothie may put you over your limit, as it's anywhere from 8–10 net carbs. But if you're following your own version of keto, or just looking for a yummy low-sugar green smoothie, then slurp away!
As I mentioned in my No-Bake Keto Coconut Almond Squares post, in which I wrote more about the ketogenic diet, there are a lot of great things about this way of eating, especially when it’s used as a therapeutic diet. In particular, the emphasis on eating an abundance of healthy fats is something I live by every single day. (Funny enough, I used to be fat-phobic before I became a nutritionist!)
Healthy fats, such as avocados, nuts and seeds,
ghee, sardines, coconut oil and coconut butter,
are AMAZING for you:
In addition to the good fats from the avocado and coconut butter, this smoothie has vitamin- and antioxidant-rich leafy greens, ginger, lime, pineapple, liquid stevia (which doesn't give off the same aftertaste as the powder version) and cinnamon (which is also blood-sugar balancing). You’ll notice I used plain water in order to keep this smoothie keto compliant, but if you’re not on the keto diet, then you could easily switch it up with coconut water.
If you're following a traditional diet of only 20 net carbs per day this smoothie will likely put you over as it's anywhere from 8-10 net carbs. If you're following your own version of keto, the slurp away!
Now, if you are interested in trying the keto diet or incorporating keto recipes into your meal routine, I have a few other recipes that you’ll enjoy: