I used to have a fruit smoothie nearly every day before going keto. It was my go-to breakfast during the week; they were so quick and easy to make. However, they often left me feeling uncomfortably full and bloated. I couldn’t figure out why! Now I know it was the high carb and sugar content in the fruit that I was using, particularly bananas. I’m not knocking these guys because they are full of other fabulous nutrients; I’m just trying to offer suggestions if you are looking to cut back on carbs and sugar.
This smoothie will keep you feeling full and satisfied without feeling bloated. It has some fabulous fats such as MCT oil and coconut milk. My previous smoothies usually had about 50 grams of carbs and 20-30 grams of sugar (from fruit). This smoothie only has 8 grams of net carbs and 6 grams of sugar – big difference! If you’re looking to cut carbs/sugar even more you can omit the blackberries.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1 Tbsp MCT oil or coconut oil, melted
50g spinach (about 2 handfuls)
50g blackberries (about 10 berries)
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Plant Fusion Vanilla)
10-15 drops of alcohol-free liquid stevia (optional)
Small handful of ice
433 Calories, 13g Carbs, 5g Fibre, 39g Fat, 15g Protein, 6g Sugar
Please Note: Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.