You’ll adore these easy Mint Chocolate Chip Keto Smoothie, made with greens, protein, and healthy fats. Blend up this Keto Green Smoothie recipe for a satiating breakfast or snack – a refreshing break from the usual keto breakfast options!
A Refreshing Keto Green Smoothie
If you’re needing a break from the usual keto breakfast, try this refreshing keto green smoothie! It has all the protein and healthy fats you need to start your day off right.
You’ll Adore this Smoothie Because:
- A great blend of macros for the keto diet, at _ Net Carbs, _ grams of Protein, and _ grams of fat.
- It has a fresh peppermint flavor with little bits of dark chocolate — a perfect combo!
- It packs in a serving of greens, which are so important on any diet, especially low carb diets.
- It’s creamy, dreamy, and takes about 5 minutes to make. Enjoy it outside on a hot afternoon or take it to-go.
Ingredients for a Mint Chocolate Chip Keto Smoothie
It’s easy to keep the ingredients needed for this green smoothie on hand.
- Coconut milk (for the best flavor, but the kind in paper cartons rather than cans, sold in Asian import stores or on Amazon. This is how coconut milk is sold in SE Asia, and it retains a better sweet coconut flavor than the canned option).
- Almond Milk (unsweetened, vanilla)
- Full Fat Greek Yogurt
- Spinach (freeze some to always have on hand for smoothies).
- Whey Protein Powder
- Collagen Powder (optional)
- Monk Fruit Sweetener
- Peppermint Extract
- Chopped Dark Chocolate, Sugar Free Chocolate Chips, or Cocoa Nibs
How to Make a Keto Green Smoothie
Step 1: Add all the ingredients into a blender, except the chocolate or cocoa nibs.
Step 2: Process the smoothie until it’s super creamy. Add the chocolate or cocoa nibs, and pulse 6-8 times to break them up into little pieces. These bites of chocolate make the smoothie!
Tips on How to Make a Keto Smoothie
Smoothies are great options on a low carb diet, if you stick to healthy fats, proteins, and low carb vegetables. Sometimes, I make keto smoothies with low carb berries, like this Keto Acai Smoothie.
- Healthy Fats: Nut butters (like almond and sunflower seed), coconut milk, coconut oil, and dark chocolate are great additions to add staying power to keto smoothies.
- Protein: I love whey protein powder and collagen in my smoothies to add a pop of protein. I also use Full Fat Greek Yogurt, which adds a delicious tangy flavor and some additional creaminess.
- Liquid Base: Avoid juices in low carb smoothies. Green tea, coffee, almond milk, and coconut milk all make delicious bases for keto smoothies.
- Fruit: Most fruit should not be added to low carb smoothies. Small amounts of blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and acai berries can be added.
- Vegetables and Greens: Smoothies are a great way to sneak in low carb veggies! Try spinach, kale, zucchini, and cauliflower. I freeze these veggies and throw them into smoothies once in while.
- Sweetener: Avoid sugars in smoothies, and use non-caloric sweeteners. My favorite is monk fruit sweetener, but if you enjoy stevia, it’s a good option as well.