This creamy, thick keto avocado smoothie is a satisfying breakfast and makes a filling post-workout snack. It is packed with nutrients and healthy fats. Only 5 simple ingredients, dairy-free and ready in 2 minutes!
Are you often short on time in the mornings? It's the story of my life! Which is where this low carb avocado smoothie recipe comes in.
I love the fact that I can whip up a delicious, healthy drinkable breakfast in minutes. It means more time in bed and no missing out on those much-needed antioxidants.
I am a huge fan of green smoothies and already have this detox green smoothie on the blog. It contains avocado plus a bunch of green vegetables.
This time, I wanted to make an equally yummy, but even easier recipe.
Yes, I have narrowed it down to 5 ingredients!
🌟 Why You'll Love This Avocado Shake
- Creamy texture
- Refreshing flavor
- Filling and nutritious
- Naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, low in carbs and keto friendly
- 5 simple ingredients
- Ready in 2 minutes
- Only 5.6g net carbs
Avocado - I chose chopped frozen avocados. You can buy these ready-made or freeze them yourself.
Coconut milk - From a can. If the cream and the liquid are separated, stir the coconut milk prior to measuring. Option to use heavy cream instead.
Unsweetened almond milk - I prefer almond milk over other nut milk because it is very low in carbs. Hemp milk or coconut milk are good alternatives.
Spinach - Both fresh spinach leaves or frozen spinach work. This also adds extra nutrients and fibre!
Lime (or lemon) - For a zingy finish and a boost of vitamin C.
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
It is really quick and simple to make a keto avocado smoothie. Here are the basic steps.
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Step 1: Put all ingredients in a high speed blender.
Step 2: Blend until smooth.
Here are ideas for toppings:
- Decorate with a swirl of coconut cream
- Top with chopped avocado cubes
- For additional fibre, spoon over hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or chopped nuts.
#1 You will get the creamiest results with a high speed blender. I use a Vitamix.
#2 The smoothie is pretty thick. You can thin it out with more almond milk if you prefer.
#3 It is also possible to use ripe avocado instead of frozen avocado cubes. Test the avocado flesh for ripeness by pressing gently on the skin. It should give a little.
#4 If you use fresh avocado, add frozen spinach instead of fresh or add a few ice cubes.
This recipe can be the base for many delicious flavor variations. Here are a few ideas:
- Fruity: add fresh blueberries, raspberries or strawberries.
- Nut butter: add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter. Replace the lemon juice with ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Chocolate: Instead of the lemon, use 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and ½ tablespoon powdered sweetener. Or make my chocolate avocado smoothie.
- Protein boost: add a scoop of your favourite protein powder.
- The "detox pro": add 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger and turmeric.
The avocado makes a smoothie thick and creamy - just like a banana would. Only, avocado is so much healthier. Read more about the health benefits of avocado.
No, it isn't. It tastes fresh and zingy. If you prefer, omit the lemon or add powdered sweetener to taste.
Yes! I recommend trying my avocado milk. It has less calories and is more liquid.
This smoothie can be a stand-alone breakfast.
It's always best to enjoy avocado smoothies straight away. See these tips for storage:
Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 day. Stir before drinking in case the ingredients have separated.
Freezer: Pop it into an ice cube container and freeze for up to 3 months. When you want to drink it, release the smoothie cubes into your high speed blender and process to the desired consistency.
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Creamy Keto Avocado Smoothiefrom Sugar Free Londoner
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- ½ cup chopped frozen avocado 2.1oz, 60g
- ¼ cup coconut milk from a can, 55ml
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk 180ml
- 0.9 oz fresh spinach 25g
- ½ lime (or lemon) 22 ml
- Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- The thickness will depend on how long you blend and how thick your coconut milk is. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, add a little water or more almond milk.