“This Keto-friendly avocado spinach smoothie is a protein shake packed with healthy fats, fruits and vegetables, and has a flavour that will make you crave it day after day!”
You should know from the outset – this is my go-to breakfast almost every day. That’s how much I love this avocado spinach smoothie! In fact, I feel rather lost if I don’t have it!
This recipe is what got me in to making smoothies, as I realised how nutritious, fun, and good tasting they could be.
It’s great knowing that what you are consuming is not only good for you, but also tastes good, and that’s exactly what you get with this avocado and spinach smoothie!
I really hope you enjoy this, frankly amazing, almond, raspberry, avocado and spinach, Keto-friendly smoothie!
Why this avocado spinach smoothie rocks
This spinach and avocado smoothie is easy to make, with very little mess, and benefits from being able to be made with fresh or frozen ingredients.
You can easily swap ingredients out as you prefer – change the berries, change the protein powder, or change the type of nuts if you like.
You can easily add supplements to it to get an even greater benefit to your system.
You will be getting loads of your fruit and vegetable intake right in one hit.
On top of this, this is an avocado spinach smoothie recipe with NO BANANA! There a tonnes of recipes out there for avocado spinach smoothies WITH banana, and if you don’t like the banana flavour or don’t want the added net carbs that come with a banana, it can be a tad annoying. Fortunately, this recipe has no banana for those of you who would rather not have it.
This is a Keto avocado smoothie
Another bonus with this avocado and spinach smoothie is that it is Keto-friendly! Coming it at roughly 11 grams of net carbs, you can safely enjoy this smoothie and still have plenty of room for your other Keto-friendly foods for the rest of the day.
If you find the 11 grams of net carbs to be on the slightly high side, you can reduce the raspberry content and add a bit of a natural sweetener, such as Stevia, to the mix. I do not recommend going under 50g of raspberries, as then it loses its amazing flavour.
See what works for you so you can enjoy this amazing Keto avocado spinach smoothie!
This spinach avocado smoothie is full of goodness
Not only does this spinach and avocado-based smoothie look and taste amazing, but it is also packed full of goodness that sets you up right for your day. It will easily see you through to lunch with its high natural fat content (23.4g of fat) and protein (28.4g of protein), which makes sense given its relatively high calorie figure (391.4 kcal).
The winners in this recipe are the almonds and avocados, providing the vast majority of the calories. But let’s not forget the importance of the spinach and raspberries, which provide us with essential vitamins and minerals.
Things to look out for and swaps
I personally find that almonds do not blend up enough if they are put in water and then blended, so I recommend blending the almonds in to a fine powder before doing anything else. This will allow the almonds to mix with the rest of the smoothie.
If you are using frozen spinach and raspberries, throw them in either with the almonds or directly after blending the almonds. This is ESPECIALLY true if you are using frozen spinach, which is HORRIBLE if it does not blend. If you are using fresh spinach, you will have to add the water, else it will never blend!
The quality of the chocolate protein powder has a massive impact on the flavour of this avocado spinach berry smoothie. If you use a poor-tasting chocolate protein powder, it will reflect in how you feel about this smoothie. I personally use Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Double Rich Chocolate protein powder, as it is a favourite amongst gym-goers and also tastes good, but you can use your favourite chocolate protein powder. The deeper and more authentic the chocolate flavour, the better.
The last thing to watch out for with the ingredients is the water content. If you go above 600ml / 2 1/5 cups of water, you will live to regret it! I personally think 500ml / 2 cups is the sweet spot. This comes out very drinkable. Not thick, but not diluted.
My final tip is to drink this within 15 minutes, as the colour can change quickly from the oxidising process on the fruits!
Supplements you can add
I also add psyllium husks to this smoothie, in order to beef up the amount of fibre I am consuming in a day. This will not greatly affect the flavour of the smoothie, but I recommend you add it to boost your fibre intake, especially if you are on a Keto diet.
I also add powder Vitamin C to this for its health benefits. This does change the flavour of the smoothie, but not in a bad way. The bitterness of the Vitamin C complements the rest of the ingredients quite well, and gives it a bit of a tang that I actually enjoy.
Spinach and avocado smoothie recipe
Ingredients you will need
- Spinach (fresh or frozen)
- Raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- Chocolate protein powder
- Any supplements
So, first thing’s first, prepare your ingredients.
As mentioned above, blend the almonds.
Then blend the spinach and berries if they are frozen.
If not, feel free to add the rest of the ingredients.
If you have any supplements you regularly take, you could add them here if you like. I have added Vitamin C in powder form, as well as psyllium husks.
Add the water (which can be adjusted to your tastes for consistency).
Blend until smooth! You may need to scrape some of the almond powder from the side of the blender, as it can stick.
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- Almonds (25g / 1/6 cup)
- Spinach (frozen or fresh) (50g / 1/4 cup)
- Avocado (60g / 2/5 cup)
- Raspberries (frozen or fresh) (75g / 2/3 cup)
- Chocolate Protein Powder (25g / 1/4 cup)
- Water (500ml / 2 cups)
- Vitamin C (optional)
- Psyllium Husks (optional)
- Blend the almonds until they are a powder.
- Blend the raspberries and spinach if they are frozen.
- Add the remaining ingredients.
- Add any supplements.
- Adjust the amount of water to your tastes.
- Be sure to blend the almond before anything else, otherwise they tend not to break up and you get left with chunks.
- Be sure to blend the spinach and raspberries if they are frozen, before you add the water, otherwise you will likely be left with large clumps of either.
- The quality of the flavour of your protein powder will make a huge difference to this recipe, so make sure you have one that tastes good!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391.4Total Fat: 23.4gCarbohydrates: 23.8gNet Carbohydrates: 11.6gFiber: 12gSugar: 7.4gProtein: 28.4g
Nutrition, allergy and diet information isn’t always accurate. Be sure to check your own ingredients.