This easy green keto smoothie is filled with healthy low-carb vegetables like kale, cucumber, and celery plus healthy (and delicious) fat from the avocado and peanut butter!
Fruit smoothies are delicious, but green smoothies, usually made with vegetables, are just as tasty and much healthier for your blood sugar levels! This green smoothie recipe is the perfect way to start your day with some healthy greens and fats.
The creaminess of the smoothie comes from the added peanut butter and almond milk, both of which work well with the creamy avocado and fresh kale.
So, if you’re ready for a delicious keto breakfast or post-workout snack that only takes a few minutes to whip up, give this healthy smoothie recipe a try!
How to make this green keto smoothie recipe
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender and pulse to start mixing everything together.
Tip: Chilling all of the ingredients beforehand makes this drink perfect for a warm summer day.
Step 2: Stop and scrape down the sides if necessary.
Step 3: Serve immediately garnished with fresh mint or store in the fridge for later that day.
Tips for making a keto smoothie recipe
Having a high-speed blender is a must for this recipe. Blending fibrous veggies like celery and kale can take a lot of time to make smooth. This recipe works well when it’s blended until silky smooth with the avocado’s creaminess.
I made this low carb smoothie with unsweetened almond milk. For an even creamier smoothie, try coconut milk or even canned coconut cream. If you don’t care about the smoothie being vegan, you can also just use regular milk.
You can add a scoop of protein powder to your smoothie to up the protein content if you like. Unflavored protein powder (like collagen protein) would work the best. A chocolate protein powder might turn the smoothie brown and that looks a little unpleasant!
This is not a sweet smoothie as it is made from low-sugar vegetables. Most of the sugar in this recipe comes from the lemon actually. If you would like to have a sweeter smoothie, add in a couple of drops of liquid stevia.
A great tip for this recipe is to buy unripened avocados in bulk and freeze them once they ripen. They can then be used for quite a while and this smoothie recipe becomes great for warmer summer days.
You can store your smoothie in the refrigerator for a few days as the lemon juice keeps it from browning. It will stay fresh for 2 -3 days in an airtight container.
Keto smoothie nutrition
Green keto smoothie recipes are always tricky because you want a lot of veggies to get the flavor and color but not a lot of carbs. This smoothie has 4.6 grams of net carbs and 10.8 grams of healthy fat per serving, making it suitable for a keto diet.
I use this as a healthy low-carb breakfast smoothie or simply as a cool drink for a warm day.
Other healthy smoothie recipes
If you liked this recipe, here are some other low-carb smoothie recipes you might enjoy:
You can also read this roundup I created of low-carb smoothies for diabetics for even more great recipe ideas.
When you’ve made yourself this green keto smoothie recipe, 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 and pulse to start mixing everything together. Stop and scrape down the sides if necessary.
- Optional: Add a few drops of liquid Stevia if you prefer the smoothie to be sweeter.
- Serve immediately garnished with fresh mint or store in the fridge for later that day.