Smoothies are a great way to pack a lot of nutrients into your meals. Unfortunatley a lot of smoothies you get at restaurants and even smoothie places have a lot of added sugar. Ingredients like bananas and mangoes just aren’t going to work on a low-carb diet as these fruits are high in carbohydrates.
Clocking in at just over 250 calories and 12.5 carbohydrates (only 5 net carbs), this greens-packed smoothie can either be a morning breakfast or a snack, depending on your diet. This recipe serves two but you can always half or double it depending on your diet and how many people you’re prepping for.
A tablespoon of lemon adds “brightness” to this smoothie, but does account for some of the carbs. If you want an even lower-carb option, omit the lemon juice. It will make for an earthier flavor. Peanut butter powder is a great addition because it adds flavor and protein without
And while you can count on protein powder to add satiety to smoothies, make sure you check the ingredients and carbs on your package. You might be surprised to find that lot of powders use sugar! Yes, added sugars are hiding in so many places you’d never expect to find them. It’s one of the things you learn on the low carb diet. Some use sweeteners like Stevia, and others have no sweetener at all – opt for one of these.
One final note, spinach is great for adding nutrients and fiber, but some with acid reflux may find it difficult to digest. If morning smoothies give you indigestion, try it without the spinach and see how you feel.
Makes two servings. Approximate time 5 minutes.
- 1 medum avocado
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 1/2 cups of coconut or almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 tbsp peanut butter powder
- 1 scoop no-sugar protein powder
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend for 30 seconds on high. Pour into two glasses. Recipes makes about two cups.
Calories 258, Fat 18.3g, Protein 13.5g, Carbs 12.6g (5g net carbs), 1.5g Sugar, 200mg Sodium, 7.7g Fiber
|Peanut Butter Powder||30||0.75||3||2.5||1||90||0.5|
|Protein Powder (No Sugar)||120||2.5||20||4||1||270||1|