Deciding how you spend your carb allowance, when you are following a #KetoLifestyle, presents you with many options, depending on what stage of Keto you are at. When you are in your induction and weight loss phase, smoothies are generally not the way to spend your day’s allotted carbohydrates, but this one tops out at 9 Net Carbs so it can be included from day 1. This light and frothy smoothie a great #PickMeUp for that late afternoon slump plus it gives you a big protein, vitamin and fiber boost without piling on the calories.
Once you’ve hit maintenance phase smoothies packed with a higher berry to spinach ratio are a great way to get your fruits and veggies in with relatively little impact on your carb count.
Keto Friendly Anytime Smoothie
- 1 Cup Cold Water
- 1 Cup Halved Strawberries
- 2 Cups (packed) Fresh Baby Spinach
- 1 Scoop No Carb Protein Powder (I use Isopure Zero Carb Creamy Vanilla)
- 1 Cup Ice Cubes
Starting with your water, put all of your ingredients, except your ice, into your blender or Vitamix. If you have a smoothie setting, like I do on my Vitamix, include the ice, switch to that mode and hit start. Your Vitamix will stop when it’s ready. Otherwise, start on a low setting until ingredients are combined then turn your machine up to medium high and blend until smooth. Without turning your machine off, Open your ingredient addition port (hole in top of blender lid) and add in the ice until desired consistency.
Nutrition Information (Serves 1)
- 162 Calories
- 0 g Fat
- 8 g Carbohydrates
- 28 g Protein