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!
Servings: 1 smoothie
- 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
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.
- 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.
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