share

Low Carb Smoothies – the Essentials!

Low Carb Smoothies - the Essentials!

Want to see my daily low carb eats?  Check out my Instagram or Facebook!


I have been obsessed with my morning low carb smoothie here lately!  I like to practice a little IF (Intermitted Fasting), so I normally just have coffee in the morning and then around 10 or 11 I will make my low carb smoothie.

The thing with most smoothies is they are huge sugar bombs…am I right?  A perfect example is this Apple n Greens Smoothie from Jamba Juice.  A small(12oz) has 56 net carbs and 45 grams of sugar…OMG!  A SMALL!  THAT IS MORE SUGAR THAN A 12 OZ CAN OF COKE!

So I have scoured the inter-webs for all of the essential ingredients of a low carb smoothie!  I would recommend picking one from each category to make the perfect low carb smoothie!  I’M GOING TO KEEP THIS SHORT AND SWEET SO YOU CAN MAKE YOUR SMOOTHIE!

FRUIT

You really want to keep the fruit to a minimum, obviouslly.  I stick to berries like a few frozen strawberries or blueberries.  These just add a touch of sweetness.

GREENS

Spinach, kale, arugula, parsley, romaine, celery, etc.  My favorites are frozen chopped spinach or kale.  I like to add a lot of greens to my low carb smoothies…at least half a cup!

SUPERFOODS

Chia seeds, flax seed, cacao nibs (use sparingly), spirulina, hemp seeds, matcha, and Acai.  My favorites are chia seeds and matcha

FATS

Coconut oil, Almond butter, natural peanut butter, cashew butter, or avocado.  Make sure the nut butters have no added sugar!  My favorite to use is almond butter.

LIQUID

Almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, or just plain ol water (my favorite).  Make sure the milks are unsweetened, obv!

SWEETENER

Stevia, erythritol, monk fruit powder, xylitol (toxic to pets).  My favorite is Swerve or liquid stevia!

Low Carb Smoothies - the Essentials!

SO HERE IS HOW I MAKE MY LOW CARB SMOOTHIE!

Low Carb Smoothies - the Essentials!
Print
Low Carb Smoothies – the Essentials!
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Servings: 1 smoothie
Author: Jennifer
Ingredients
  • 3 frozen organic strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach or kale (whatever I have on hand)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp granulated Swerve
  • fill the cup with water
Instructions
  1. add all to a blender cup and blend until smooth
  2. enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this reference for low carb smoothies!  Please find more breakfast ideas here!

Low Carb Smoothies - the Essentials!

never miss a recipe!

signup for email updates and get my free low carb success guide

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

15 Low Carb Desserts That are Absolutely Delicious
Low Carb Florentine Pizza - Gluten Free

Related Posts

    • Renna Hanlon
    • May 9, 2017
    Reply

    Do you dissolve your matcha in boiling water first, or just add the powder to your smoothie?

      • jenniferbanz
      • May 9, 2017
      Reply

      I just put it in there 😀

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Low Carb with Jennifer
Close Cookmode
Grab My Free Low Carb Success Guide! [P.S. That's How I Lost Over 60 Lbs!] Download Now!
X