Low Carb Smoothies – the Essentials!
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!
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.
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!
Chia seeds, flax seed, cacao nibs (use sparingly), spirulina, hemp seeds, matcha, and Acai. My favorites are chia seeds and matcha
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.
Almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, or just plain ol water (my favorite). Make sure the milks are unsweetened, obv!
Stevia, erythritol, monk fruit powder, xylitol (toxic to pets). My favorite is Swerve or liquid stevia!
SO HERE IS HOW I MAKE MY LOW CARB SMOOTHIE!
- 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
- add all to a blender cup and blend until smooth