Arguably the greatest objection I hear from new students regarding nutrition is eating enough veggies per day. Vegetables are by and large absent from most processed food, and our ability to taste and enjoy them decreases when regularly eating too many processed and unhealthy foods. A great way to begin getting more veggies in your diet each day is by using these keto smoothie recipes everyday.
This not only boosts our nutrient intake, but also provides a lot of nutrient dense food volume without many calories. Personally I feel a huge difference in appetite, energy and mood when I am eating more veggies each day. This experience has been voiced by others as well so I feel it’s objectively a solid strategy for reaching optimal health, strength and body composition. Have you ever heard someone say they lost more fat and felt much better when removing veggies?? Me neither, now let’s boost our health and body fat loss by consuming more.
Keto Smoothie Recipes
Keto Smoothie Base:
- Leafy Green Veggies. Spinach & kale are used in most. Fill the blender with several handfuls after adding other ingredients.
- Unsweetened almond milk. 8-12 ounces.
- 6+ drops of liquid stevia. Beginners will probably need them sweeter, that’s ok! Add as much as needed to make it palatable, 3 drops at a time. In time you’ll need less as taste appreciation for veggies return. Powdered stevia can obviously be used instead, if one doesn’t like stevia or has had an adverse reaction using it then try the sugar substitute “Swerve.”
Green Keto Smoothie
A refreshing go-to! Use the base and also add:
1. 1/2 cucumber
2. Mint leaves (or 1-2 drops spearmint essential oil, my go-to!).
3. Juice from 1/2 lemon, or a whole lime. (another place to substitute essential oil if you don’t have any whole lemons/lime).
Chocolate Keto Smoothie
Two options here. Add raw cacao powder or a low/no-carb chocolate protein powder to your base. The latter is great for drinking during the end of a training session or right after. And what goes better with chocolate than…..
Almond Butter Keto Smoothie
2 tbsp. gives you 210 calories, and only 2g of carbs. Why not peanut butter? Truthfully I like peanut butter, “I like it AH-LOT.”
Peanut butter is higher in carbs though and most, including me, have difficulty ONLY eating a tablespoon or two and not wanting more.
Keto Smoothie with Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is another great way to add needed calories at 150 per 1/3 cup. 2g of carbs, the rest coming from fat. Also makes for a creamier smoothie if needed in the beginning.
Avocado Kale Smoothie
Adding 1/2 of an avocado to the base recipe adds approximately 120 calories, and only 2 net grams of carbs (net carbs is tracked while on the ketogenic diet by subtracting fiber from the green vegetable).
Keto Smoothie Challenge
As you get more accustomed to drinking these daily you can begin tweaking the recipes as needed.
In general less sweetener will be desired one the ability to fully taste more subtle flavors in the veggies is regained.
Make sure to track your macronutrients as it can be easy to start adding coconut milk, almond butter, etc. and create a smoothie that may be too high in carbs.
Substitute veggies as desired to try new combinations.
Add protein around training times to match YOUR optimal ratios of protein/fats while low carb.
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