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Sunday, 27 January 2019

Green Smoothie ... it's Low Carb, Keto ... Quick, Healthy and Easy !

Libby at Ditch the Carbs site says:
Why not start your day with a quick and easy keto (low carb) green smoothie. Easy, healthy and a fresh lovely mint taste to disguise the kale and green veggies... but use other vegetables if preferred! 

Serves Two
1 tbsp. chia seeds
125 ml coconut cream
125 ml unsweetened yoghurt
250 ml almond milk or coconut milk
1/2 avocado
2 cups chopped leafy greens *see notes
4 tbsp. fresh mint leaves
3 ice cubes
peppermint essence optional - to taste

granulated sweetener of choice optional - to taste 
Need help with weight/measurement conversion 
see here 
Easy & Quick Ingredients For Low-Sugar Green Smoothies 
Why not try and make your own green smoothie? If you’re not sure what to add to your smoothies, why not try these ingredients. 
Non-starchy green veggies –
swiss chard

baby spinach 
Zesty Flavourings & Texture –
cocoa powder
lime juice
nut butter
chia seeds
mint leaves

Low-Sugar Fruits –
Milks/liquids/healthy fats
coconut cream
almond milk

unsweetened yoghurt 
Instructions and much more to see and read
can be found here

You may also like:
Green Smoothie - Dairy Free and Low Carb see here 
Avocado Mojito Smoothie - Rich, Creamy and Delicious see here

after you've enjoyed your morning smoothie
perhaps you might enjoy a walk,
you may see some snowdrops - image from here

Dear reader, a variety of recipe ideas/articles are found within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...I love the color green, but I've never been a fan of green drinks.

sandy said...

that smoothie looks so so healthy. I didn't know those flow-ers were named Snowdrops. I saw some at an air BNB last year and even took their photo but didn't know the name.

Jo said...

I must admit that I've never tried a green smoothie before.

Christine said...

send one over, yum!

Elephant's Child said...

I don't think I have ever had a smoothie. A gap in my culinary education.
Love the snowdrops.

William Kendall said...

It's been a long time since I've had a smoothie.

The Happy Whisk said...

I make green smoothies, not keto but still yummy!

CJ Kennedy said...

I've never tried a green smoothie. Thanks for the list on how to customize. And the snowdrops are so pretty.

Susan Kane said...

There is no way my husband would eat this, sadly.

Iris Flavia said...

I do this from time to time indeed - easiest way to have an avo for me.
Ohhhh.... I miss the Schneegloeckchen (haha, snowdrop, so easy to translate!) this year, thanks for sharing the beautiful harbinger of spring!

Lady Caer Morganna said...

Thanks so much for the recipe! I am always looking for a good smoothie to try and this one sounds delicious!!

Benita Roberts said...

This looks good but I just don't know if I could drink it...LOL The hubster and I do a protein shake every day but have never included anything green! :-) Have a great one! Hugs!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Not into smoothies at all.

chrissie said...

Green drink never appeal to me but this does have a lot of my favourite things in it

We have a few snowdrops in our garden but they aren't growing as well as usual

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Worth trying ... intriguing!

God bless.

John R said...

That does sound tasty. I often start the day with a smoothie. Mine, and this may sound strange, usually consists of banana, baby-leaf spinach and almonds. Sometimes I chuck in a bit if vegan yogurt just for good measure.

Chrissie said...

Love green smoothies, lots of cucumber and spinich, spirellina, avocado, pears,the list is endless, but I just add water to mine xcx

Draw online said...

Very very good article...
Veryyyyyy... Helpful

Out on the prairie said...

never used the avocado, but have seen it used in cooking for oil

NatureFootstep said...

I was hoping for snopwdrops 2 days ago, but then................snow came :(

Bob Bushell said...


Lee said...

I'll pass this on to a friend of mine who uses the Keto diet.

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks so much Jan! Sounds excellent!