Currently, my favorite breakfast is this Keto Tropical Smoothie! It is a recipe for a green smoothie that includes plenty of vegetables, protein, healthy fats, and other things that are excellent for you. Nutritious. Filling. Additionally, it has a pina colada-like, tropical vibe, so the flavor is enough to convince me.
Mention of smoothies
I’ve learnt from creating smoothies that you have to be picky about the ingredients you use. I strive to pack every healthy food I can into a single portable, drinkable meal because I tend to be overly enthusiastic. It’s typically disgusting, but hey, it’s good for you. The worst of this has been endured by poor Ian (particularly since his diagnosis), so I’m overjoyed that this tropical green smoothie offers everything without sacrificing flavor.
Additionally, I kind of detest the word “smoothie.” morning shake a green frappé A salad-fruit-seed-milk-blitz might not be better put in words. I’m just mulling things through.
Why the keto tropical smoothie is nutrient-rich!
Let’s first go through everything that makes up this green smoothie. I’m happy to report that it includes the following:
Not much pineapple, so don’t be scared. As long as you pay attention to your macronutrient ratio, I think pineapple is acceptable on a ketogenic diet. In addition to being rich in vitamins and antioxidants, pineapple also contains the enzyme Bromelain, which has been demonstrated to decrease inflammation.
Spinach – Hold off before diving in. This nutrient-dense dish is also excellent for low-carb diets.
In place of the thinner coconut milk found in cartons, I like to use full-fat coconut milk from a can (such as Thai Kitchen Organic Coconut Milk) (but both will work).
The key component of a ketogenic diet is avocado! It serves as one of the smoothie’s sources of fat.
Cauliflower is a low-carb, vitamin-rich, almost-tasteless ingredient that is ideal for this green smoothie. I enjoy use frozen cauliflower.
Ginger: Aids in digestion and is thought to have potent anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities.
For more fat and a rise in ketone levels, use MCT oil (or coconut oil)! I prefer Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil or Sports Research MCT Oil.
Flaxseed meal: Flaxseed is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, and is a great addition to this keto smoothie.
Lime: A little tanginess to add flavor and balance the ginger’s sharpness.
Monk fruit sweetener, stevia, or -my new favorite- these llinea monk fruit extract drops can all be used as a small amount of sweetness if desired.
How to prepare a tropical keto smoothie
The only thing I should say about the following step is that you will need a blender for it. The multifunctional kitchen equipment I use the most is a Ninja blender.
This green smoothie is made by:
Blender with all components added.
Add roughly 1/2 cup of ice.
To make sure the mixture is smooth, blend for 1-2 minutes.
If necessary, thin it out with more coconut milk (or even almond milk) after tasting and adjusting.
I feel like including a formal recipe is kind of worthless because it’s so simple (but I will below).
The ideal island flavors are lime, pineapple, and coconut. For a subtle, spicy bite, add some ginger.
Supplemental ingredients for this keto smoothie
Although the list of ingredients is already somewhat large, the beautiful thing about smoothies is how adaptable they are. Here are some suggestions for additional add-ins and some substitutes I use:
Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and other low-glycemic-index berries also work well as pineapple substitutes.
Matcha tea: To add some potent antioxidants to my keto smoothie, I like to mix in a teaspoon of matcha powder.
Almond milk can be used in place of coconut milk, however keep in mind that it has less fat.
Although not as flavor-neutral as spinach, kale makes a good replacement.
If you don’t have hempseed or flaxseed meal, you can substitute chia seed for some of the health benefits. However, because chia is so absorbent that it can even become gel-like when moist, you might need to add more coconut milk.
Protein powder: This keto smoothie now has protein powder. Because Vega One often has fewer carbohydrates than other protein powders, we adore it. I suggest the coconut almond, orange ginger, or simple unsweetened flavors.
We frequently eat this keto tropical smoothie for morning, and I don’t regret it.
Recently, we’ve started an early commute, so this green smoothie is a quick and simple way to grab a nutritious keto breakfast on the move.
More Delicious Smoothies:
- Keto Banana Smoothie
- Keto Iced Mocha
- Easy Keto Piña Colada
- Keto Blueberry Peach Smoothie
- Keto Strawberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie
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My favorite green smoothie recipe is this keto tropical smoothie. It has an island flavor thanks to the coconut milk, pineapple, ginger, and lime while being keto-friendly thanks to the low-carb vegetables and healthy fats.
- Avocado, half ripe
- 1/2 a lime’s worth of fresh baby spinach in a cup
- frozen cauliflower florets, 12 cup (about a small handful)
- ONE cup coconut milk(canned full-fat)
- one teaspoon flaxseed meal(ground)
- a serving of hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds)
- 1/4 cup of pineapple, fresh
- 1–2 tiny ginger nubs, each about 1–2 inches long, peeled
- 1 tsp. of MCT oil/coconut oil)
- 1/2 cup ice, preferred sweetener (I use 1 teaspoon of monk fruit sweetener or 5 drops of monk fruit extract)
- Blend the items together in a blender. For one to two minutes(until smooth), blend at high speed.
- Taste it and make any required adjustments, such as adding more sweetness or coconut or almond milk to thin it out if needed. Blend the green smoothie for one additional minute or so if you feel it needs more smoothness.
Information on diet:
Produce: 2 Servings Size: 1 Servings Per Container: 463 calories 43g total fat 31g of saturated fat 0 mg of cholesterol Salt: 64 mg 12g of carbohydrates 7g of net carbohydrates 5g of fibre 4g sugar 7g protein