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Two keto smoothies shown in tall glasses garnished with cocoa nibs and mint leaves.
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Mint Chocolate Chip Keto Smoothie

A rich and indulgent keto green smoothie, made with a fresh peppermint flavor and little bites of dark chocolate. The perfect start to your day or an energizing, high fat and protein snack!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto smoothie, mint chocolate chip smoothie, chocolate chip mint smoothie, keto green smoothie
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 352kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt full fat
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk full fat
  • 1/4 cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon monk fruit sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract *intensity varies by brand, so test this out!
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (20 grams of pure whey protein), unflavored
  • 1 scoop collagen (9 grams protein), optional
  • 1 tablespoon sugar free chocolate chips or 88% dark chocolate chopped, or cocoa nibs

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a blender, except chocolate, and blend until smooth. Adjust peppermint extract to taste - some brands are more intense than others, so start with less and add more to taste.
  • Add chocolate or cocoa nibs, and pulse 6-8 times to break up into chocolate bits.
  • Garnish smoothie with fresh mint and more chocolate, if desired.

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Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 740mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5710IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 6mg