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Low Carb Avocado Smoothie – The Perfect No Egg Breakfast

Tired of eggs? Then start your day with this delicious low cab avocado smoothie packed with good fats, healing protein and loads of flavor...

Low Carb Avocado Smoothie

Whether you are a lover of smoothies or a ketoer who loves bacon and eggs, you always need more breakfast options.

This low carb avocado smoothie is healthy and packed with lots of good fats and enough protein to keep you satiated till lunch or dinner if you prefer to combine breakfast and lunch into one meal.

I love smoothies, but want to be sure that I don’t add any hidden sugars to my breakfast. For this reason I generally don’t add fruit, except for berries and lemon.

Yeah I know avocado is technically a fruit, 🙂 but…

There’s no sugar in avocados and they are an amazing source of healthy fat.

The other factor that makes them so good, is that they’ll thicken your meal without the added sugar and carbs that you’ll get from bananas or mangoes.

This drink will give you all the nutrients you need for your keto diet, but what does it taste like?

Have you ever made a smoothie and wondered what was I thinking?

Yeah, I have! Many times, especially when I decided to add more greens and less fruit. 🙁

With lots of experimenting, I managed to perfect my smoothie formula and almost every one I made became a winner.

But then...

Keto - Change your fuel

I decided to change my fuel from sugar to fat and was shocked when I realized just how many carbs and sugar there was in my shakes.

So, I started by cutting out the bananas and the other fruits I was using to thicken and sweeten my drinks.

With my focus of taking sugary and high carb ingredients out of my smoothie, I experienced the “what was I thinking” feeling again.

So back to the drawing board I went and I started to experiment again.

The result – a new winning formula!

Every smoothie still starts with a base and most of the time I use water.

Then I focus on adding at least two good fats, some protein, greens, flavor and sweetness.

The secret to a good tasting smoothie lies in the added fat and flavoring.

The combination of basil, vanilla essence and blue berries is a winner.

This easy to make low carb avocado smoothie is delicious. It is packed with healthy ketosis inducing fats and a generous amount of protein.

Try it now... and let us know how you liked it in the comments below.

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Low Carb Avocado Smoothie Recipe

​What you need

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    ​1 cup of water
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    A cup of baby spinach
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    1/2 a medium avocado
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    1 tablespoon of heavy cream
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    1/4 cup of blueberries
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    1 scoop of collagen protein powder
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    A tablespoon of MCT oil
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    5 basil leaves
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    1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
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    5 drops of liquid stevia

​What you Do

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    Blend the water and spinach for about 20 seconds in your Nutribullet or blender.
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    Add the avocado and blend for 10 seconds.
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    Add the rest of the ingredients and blend for 30 seconds or so.
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    If you like it really cold - add a few blocks of ice or use frozen spinach.
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    Enjoy...

Nutritional Value

This is one serving and the macros are as follows:

  • Calories - 338 
  • Net Carbs  -  6 grams 
  • Fat  -  30 grams
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    Protein  -  13 grams

Variations and Tips

I don’t like my shakes very sweet, so depending on the sweetness of the berries, I may leave out the stevia.

If however you like a bit more sweetness, experiment until you find that perfect combination.

With the avocado, this drink doesn’t need the heavy cream, so for a vegan smoothie option, feel free to leave that out. Your breakfast in a glass will still be thick and rich.

I prefer to use MCT oil in my smoothies rather than coconut oil, as coconut oil tends to solidify and does not mix well.

Not sure how to pick an MCT oil? Then you'd find my MCT oil review helpful. 

If you want to cut down the carbs to less than 5 grams of net carbs, then replace the blueberries with half a teaspoon of blueberry extract.

If you are looking for a breakfast option with less than 5 net grams of carbs, why not try this keto chia breakfast smoothie or this green low carb breakfast smoothie which both have only 4 grams of net carbs.

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Low Carb Avocado Smoothie with Blueberries, Basil and Vanilla
Noline
 

Noline is a chartered accountant and therapeutic reflexologist who converted to the keto lifestyle after losing 55 pounds without counting calories or starving herself. She is a student of Professor Tim Noakes and the Nutrition Network and feels compelled to share the low carb lifestyle with as many people as possible. She does this at Essential Keto where she shares resources, recipes and her experiences, whilst working on losing that last 10 pounds.

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Lauren - March 30, 2018

Wow! This sounds great! I’m in the middle of a green smoothie cleanse, I’ll have to try this one! Thanks!

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    Noline - April 2, 2018

    Good luck with your cleanse and enjoy the smoothie…

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