Low carb kale, cucumber, and celery come together with delicious healthy fats like avocado and peanut butter to make this easy Green Keto Smoothie a nutritional powerhouse!
Fruit smoothies get a lot of attention, but if you’re looking for something super healthy and refreshing, green smoothies are the way to go!
Green smoothies are made with vegetables and low-sugar fruits (like avocado), so while they’re just as tasty, they are actually much healthier for your blood sugar levels.
And this green keto smoothie recipe is a fantastic way to incorporate some healthy greens and fats without the blood sugar spike!
The creaminess of the smoothie comes from the added peanut butter, avocado, and almond milk. They give it a dreamy texture that perfectly compliments the refreshing, slightly zingy flavor. It’s also completely vegan!
I wouldn’t consider this smoothie “sweet,” but it does have slightly sweet undertones from the peanut butter and almond milk. It’s a wonderful balance that really hits the spot on a hot summer day or after a hard workout.
Plus, it only takes minutes to throw together. All you have to do is toss the ingredients in the blender!
How to make this green keto smoothie recipe
Even on the busiest of mornings, this easy smoothie recipe can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. And it’s the perfect fuel you need to start your day!
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender.
Step 2: Pulse to combine, stopping to scrape down the sides if necessary.
Pour your smoothie into a glass and enjoy!
I recommend garnishing with a little fresh mint for an extra refreshing taste.
Picking your ingredients
I like to make this low carb smoothie with unsweetened almond milk. It’s super low in calories, but adds great flavor and creaminess.
For an even creamier smoothie, you could use coconut milk or even canned coconut cream instead. These will add calories, so they’re good if you’re drinking this smoothie as a meal and want it to keep you full for hours. They also add more healthy fats!
If you’re not worried about vegan ingredients, you could also use regular milk, but keep in mind that this would increase the carbs.
To increase the amount of protein, feel free to add a scoop of your favorite protein powder! Vanilla or unflavored protein powder (like collagen protein) would work the best. I wouldn’t recommend chocolate protein powder based on the other flavors in this smoothie. Plus, it will turn the mix a strange brown color, and no one wants that!
Tips for your perfect smoothie
When it comes to achieving the right texture, having a high-speed blender is a must for this recipe!
Blending fibrous veggies like celery and kale can take some work. This smoothie is definitely it’s best when blended until silky smooth.
As I mentioned, this is not a sweet smoothie. It has a sweet undertone from the almond milk and peanut butter, but the majority of the ingredients are low-sugar vegetables. So if you would like to have a sweeter smoothie, add in a couple of drops of liquid stevia.
I like to store all of my ingredients in the refrigerator prior to blending them up. Chilling everything makes the smoothie extra refreshing, especially on a hot day or after a hard workout!
One tip I have is to buy avocados in bulk and freeze them once they ripen. They’ll stay good for quite a while, and then you can grab one any time you’re in the mood for a low carb green smoothie!
The key to a green keto smoothie is to include lots of veggies for flavor and color, but to keep the carb count low.
This smoothie has 8.6 grams of total carbs per serving and 3.8 grams of fiber. This means there are 4.6 grams of net carbs. And with the 10.8 grams of healthy fat per serving, this smoothie is great for anyone following a keto diet!
You certainly do not have to be keto to enjoy this smoothie. The healthy fats will give you energy for hours, and the low carbs mean you won’t see a spike in your blood sugar.
It’s a delicious, refreshing way to enjoy your veggies and fuel up for the day!
The lemon juice in this recipe will help preserve the smoothie and keep it from browning.
You can store any extra in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Since this recipe makes 2 servings, you can enjoy half immediately and save the rest for later!
Other healthy smoothie recipes
I love whipping up healthy shakes or smoothies for a quick breakfast, a tasty snack, or even a creamy dessert! Here are a few of my favorite recipes that I know you’ll love:
You can also check out this roundup I created of the best low-carb smoothies for diabetics for even more inspiration!
When you’ve tried this smoothie, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Green Keto Smoothie
- 1 oz. kale leaves
- 1/2 avocado (peeled and stone removed)
- 1 stick celery (chopped)
- 2 oz. cucumber (peeled)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or regular milk)
- 1 tbsp. peanut butter (you can use any nut butter you like)
- 2 tbsp. freshly squeeze lemon juice
- Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender.
- Pulse to combine, stopping to scrape down the sides if necessary.
- Serve immediately garnished with fresh mint or store in the fridge for later that day.