This low-carb green smoothie is a great source of protein and healthy fats! Almond butter and avocado make it super creamy while spinach adds a boost of nutrients.
Smoothies became popular in the last decade or so as a “healthy” way to enjoy breakfast on-the-go. Unfortunately, not every smoothie is actually healthy.
In fact, some smoothies you get from a shop or the store contain as much sugar as a candy bar! Certainly not a great way to start your day.
So ditch the added sugar and fillers by making this easy low-carb green smoothie right at home! It’s packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Plus you get an extra boost of nutrients from the leafy greens.
And it’s so creamy and delicious. Once you try a sip, you may never want to buy another smoothie from the store again!
How to make a low-carb green smoothie
All you need is 7 ingredients, some ice cubes, and a blender to whip up this dreamy smoothie.
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to the blender except for the ice cubes.
Step 2: Blend until smooth.
Step 3: Add the ice cubes to the blender, then blend again until completely smooth.
That’s it! I like to pour mine into a glass mug and top with a little shredded coconut and some flax seeds.
Variations for this smoothie
There are a few different ways you can make this smoothie based on your tastes and preferences.
Not a big fan of almond butter? Swap it out for another kind of nut or seed butter! It’s important to the texture of the smoothie, so I would not recommend omitting it entirely.
The same thing goes for the almond milk — feel free to substitute another milk of your preference! Just be aware that if you decide to use regular dairy milk, this will increase the carbs.
And you’re welcome to use any kind of leafy greens. I love spinach in this smoothie, but you could just as easily use kale, Swiss chard, or even beet greens.
Feel free to get creative and customize this recipe based on what’s most tasty and convenient for you!
This smoothie can be enjoyed immediately, or you can store it in the refrigerator for later use.
Just be sure to keep it in an airtight container. I would recommend enjoying within a day or two.
Other healthy smoothie options
Homemade smoothies are such a simple way to make a nutritious breakfast or light afternoon snack. Just toss a few ingredients in your blender and go! Here are a few more of my favorite smoothie recipes I know you’ll enjoy:
For even more smoothie inspiration, check out this roundup of the best low-carb smoothies for diabetics!
When you’ve tried this smoothie, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Low-Carb Green Smoothie
- Add all of the ingredients to the blender except for the ice cubes.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add the ice cubes to the blender, then blend again until completely smooth.